In Nepal, women are expected to do a lot of things: stay home to look after their family, work the fields, cook and clean. What aren’t they expected to do? Raft guide. In the late 2000s, Inka Gurung met Sita Thapa and introduced her to kayaking. In the years ahead, Sita searched for independence. Inka knew river guiding could be the path. In 2018, Sita and three other female paddlers started a company, The Himalayan Adventure Girls—the first all-female rafting company in Nepal.
Film by: Bjarne Salen
Cinematography: Stefan Erdman, Bjarne Salen, Darby McAdams

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