Our past and ongoing projects include:


Since our inception in 2006, we have built/rebuilt eleven schools/hostels.

Progress 11

Newly constructed school in Singla

Below is a list of schools we have built or *helped rebuild:

  1. Pathibhara Primary school in Kavre district
  2. Financial help for the Bindabasini High School in Kavre district
  3. Gaubari Primary school in Taplejung district
  4. Jalpa Secondary school in Khotang district
  5. Yasang Primary school in Taplejung district
  6. Margem Primary school in Taplejung district
  7. Shree Simha Devi Lower Secondary School in Gorkha district
  8. Shree Pashupati Higher Secondary School in Parbat district
  9. Solima Primary school in Taplejung district
  10. Girls hostel at Hangdewa Higher Secondary School in Taplejung district
  11. Girls hostel at Tembe in Taplejung district
Newly installed solar panel at the Yasang school.
New solar panels at the Yasang school
Solar at the Margem school
Margem school


We have set up the Teacher’s fund of $700 – $1,200 each for the following schools:

  • Gaubari Primary school in Taplejung district
  • Yasang Primary school in Taplejung district
  • Margem Primary school in Taplejung district
  • Child Care Center, Hellok, in Taplejung district
  • Solima Primary school in Taplejung district

These schools use this fund to provide micro loans to local villagers for between 24-36% p/a. The interest is used to pay the teacher’s salary. The fund remains intact.

We also provide the salary for a teacher at the Shree Simha Devi Lower Secondary School in Gorkha district.


We currently sponsor the education of Elvisha Thapa, Maya Gurung and Ash Maya Gurung. We will continue to support and sponsor their education through high school and maybe further.


Maya Gurung

Maya Gurung currently lives with Jwalant’s family and goes to a English medium school in Kathmandu. She is a victim of the devastating April 2015 earthquake that ravaged many parts of Nepal.

Below are a couple links to Maya’s story written by CNN journalist, Moni Basu.

  1. In the face of an injured 10-year-old, the scary future ahead
  2. In Nepal, second quake brings second chance for one little girl


Ash Maya Gurung

Ash Maya Gurung was born in a small village in Gorkha district. She lost her sight when she was a baby and was brought to Kathmandu for treatment albeit too late. She now attends a special boarding school in Kathmandu.


Elvisha Thapa at 12 years class 6

Elshiva’s  father was desperate to get his daughter an education and heard about a boarding school in Kathmandu that might be able to take her in at a reduced cost.  After scraping together some funds by selling a small parcel of family land he took the almost 20 hour bus ride with Elshiva to the capital.  After six months, the money from the land ran out for Elshiva’s schooling and room and board, and there was no more land to sell. 3 Summits came to her aid and has been able to help Elshiva continue her education in Kathmandu, where she is now receiving top marks. Her family is immeasurably proud of her and feel that not only will her future now be secure, but now theirs will too.

– Diana Fernandez (former aid worker in Kathmandu who introduced Elshiva to 3 Summits)


We have provided support to the Kumari Project, Mitrata Home, Hopeful Home and the Sarva Asraya Home.


Within two years of the destruction caused by the 2015 earthquake, we coordinated the rebuilding of at least 50 homes. On February 2019, with the help of a Sierra Club trekking group, we built two more homes. We hope to build two more in February 2022.

Bhim Darji's new home
Bhim Darji and family in front of their new home.
Debraj's new home
Debraj’s new home
Helping the build
Sierra Club members helping with the build in Badel

5) Distributed relief materials to far flung villages after the devastating 2015 earthquake:

Feel free to write to us for detailed information on the above.

6) Help during COVID:

First wave:

a) Distributed over 19,000 food packets to Nepalis returning after lock-down was imposed in India in May/June 2020.

b) Three rounds of ration distribution to trekking staff in Kathmandu in 2020.

c) Interest free loans to 11 trekking staff.

d) Began construction of a hostel for girls in a village in the Kanchenjunga region which is now complete. We are currently building a second hostel. This will not only provide work for our trekking staff but will also allow girls from neighboring villages to live at the school and pursue higher education. Without a hostel, most would have to quit school.

Second wave:

a) We helped the Chhatrapati Free Clinic in Kathmandu create a ICU COVID ward by supplying them with 4 ICU beds and 4 monitors. This cost us $14,082. The Chhatrapati Free Clinic is a community hospital, a local non-profit, that provides free care to the poorest neighborhoods in Kathmandu.

b) We distributed medical items worth $56,000 to community hospitals in 16 districts to enable them to better protect their front-line workers. We distributed around 2,500 face shields, 1,850 boxes of surgical masks, 2,000 Kn95 masks, 640 (500 ml) and 450 (5 liter) sanitizers, 4,660 pairs of surgical gloves, 4,150 pairs of examination gloves, 1,200 disposable PPE’s, 800 washabale PPE’s, 200 pulse oximeters, 17 oxygen cylinders, 24 large boxes of liquid soap, 60 disposable gowns and 9 oxygen concentrators.

c) We are now distributing rations to poor families whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. In our first phase, we distributed a food package worth $36 each to 50 families in the outskirts of Kathmandu. This should be adequate for a month. We also distributed a 30 kilogram sack of rice each to 500 families in the Everest region and another 30 kilogram sack of rice plus a pack of cooking oil each to 500 families in the Annapurna region just prior to the Dashain festival. We will be distributing a sack of rice to 300 families later this month.

Where the Money Goes