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We provide an equipment purchase and rent/hire service for free ideas of where to find the best climbing equipment, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, etcetera for your expedition. Give us a call or email and we will be glad to help. Equipment purchase and hire/renting is simple, easy and affordable here in Kathmandu, where there are more than 100 climbing, trekking, and outdoor shops! We have access to the finest brands and the best quality gear at rock bottom prices. Also, we provide personal gear checking of all of your equipment in Kathmandu. Please bring the gear you have and we will check it and help you find any missing pieces, make sure it fits correctly, and is the best quality for you. Even if you have no gear, please just let us know and we will find every single piece for you. With more than 100 high quality and affordable equipment shops here in Kathmandu, we can find any item you might need. Just let us know your sizes in advance and we will give you a list of options, and assure you of availability. Please Click Here for Kathmandu Trekking Equipment Prices

Please click one of the links below to see the specific equipment list we recommend for that trip.

Walking-Trekking Tours:

Kathmandu Trekking Equipment Prices  - Please Click Here

Equipment Questions? Please contact us: info@SummitClimb.com

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Purchasing Equipment

Equipment Questions? Please contact us: info@SummitTrek.com
 
Where should I purchase my equipment?
 
We provide an equipment purchase and rent/hire service for free ideas of where to find the best climbing equipment, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, etcetera for your expedition. Give us a call or email and we will be glad to help. Equipment purchase and hire/renting is simple, easy and affordable here in Kathmandu, where there are more than 100 climbing, trekking, and outdoor shops! We have access to the finest brands and the best quality gear at rock bottom prices. Also, we provide personal gear checking of all of your equipment in Kathmandu. Please bring the gear you have and we will check it and help you find any missing pieces, make sure it fits correctly, and is the best quality for you. Even if you have no gear, please just let us know and we will find every single piece for you. With more than 100 high quality and affordable equipment shops here in Kathmandu, we can find any item you might need. Just let us know your sizes in advance and we will give you a list of options, and assure you of availability.
 
 
Below we have listed several inexpensive shops around the world. It may be best to telephone them directly with your questions, as they are very busy and do not always answer email enquiries in a timely manner. When you do contact them, always be sure to mention your name and the name of our company and expedition leaders to them, as we send them many customers and they often give our members substantial discounts. You may or may not choose to purchase the product from them, but it should give you a good idea of what the fair price for the equipment should be. We especially recommend Second Ascent in Seattle, as it has a very large selection of second hand, discontinued, and rental mountain climbing equipment and clothing.
 
 
One strategy our members often pursue is to visit Seattle for one of our Glacier Schools, and then during time set aside during the course, work together with our leaders to try-on, compare, and purchase and hire the equipment they need at one of the least expensive mountaineering shops in Seattle. It is rare to find such a good selection of equipment and clothing in one shop, but Seattle is known for its large glaciated peaks, and large community of mountaineers. back to top

Gauri Shankar Shop - Kathmandu -
(For hardwear like Millet Everest One sport boots, plastic boots, trekking boots, ice axes, crampons, ascenders, helmets, and harnesses and hiring ) - contact SummitClimb's Kathmandu offfice to check availability: info@summitclimb.com . Thank you very much

Shona's Shop
- Kathmandu - (Manufactures down duvet clothing. Hundreds of their jackets, trousers, and suits have reached the summit of Everest)
e-mail: shonasrentals@hotmail.com , phone: (9771) 4265120

Everest Hardwear - Kathmandu - (Manufactures down duvet clothing. Hundreds of their jackets, trousers, and suits have reached the summit of Everest. A bit better quality than Shona's.) e-mail angsonam25@yahoo.com , tel (9771) 4230399, mobile (977) 98510 45706

Peglers - UK

www.peglers.co.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 1903 883375
Pegler's have the largest selection of inexpensive clothing and equipment in the UK.

Second Ascent - Seattle Second Ascent - Outdoor Gear and Apparel

www.secondascent.com, Tel: +1 206 545 8810

Check out their new online shopping store for used and discontinued equipment, clothing, and boots.

Mountain Equipment Co-op - Canada

http://www.mec.ca/, Tel: +1 888 847 0770

MEC have the largest selection of inexpensive clothing and equipment in the Canada.

Snell Sports - Chamonix

Tel. : + 33 4 50 53 02 17, email: snell@cham3s.com

Decathlon - France

http://www.decathlon.fr/FR/index.html
 
 
 
Au Vieux Campeur - France
www.au-vieux-campeur.fr
 
 
 

Chamonix Alpine Equipment - Hong KongChamonix Alpine Equipment


www.hongkongclimbing.com/chamonix/chamonix.htm
Tel: +852 2388 3626, +852 2374 0924
 
Everestgear.com - Online
  www.everestgear.com
 
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What weather should I expect?
 
 
The Himalaya ranges, where Everest and all of the peaks we visit are located, are situated at a latitude similar to that of Cairo, Egypt, and Austin Texas. The Himalayan regions are generally warm and dry, especially at the altitudes which we will visit on our trekking routes, and in town. For example, Kathmandu, located at 1300 metres/4200 feet, is almost never cold. It can be occasionally windy and there may be wetter or rainy places in high valleys, and the higher the altitude, the more likely you are to encounter winter conditions, above 5000 metres (16,400 feet). back to top
 
 
For touring in town and basecamp trekking in the months of March you might need a few warmer items. During April, May, July, and October you will benefit from the generally warmer weather, but things could still get cold at the high point of your trek. Trekking temperatures can vary from 25° c / 80° f in the cities to -10° c / 15° f at the highest point of the trek (such cold temperatures are very rare whilst on trek). By the way, you wont need to walk through deep snow during our treks. 100 percent of our treks are on well-maintained snow-free trails. If you are joining our service trek, there won't be any high altitude (all of the trek is below 3000 metres/10,000 feet), so please expect warm and sunny temperatures most of the time. back to top

Please note

It is not necessary to carry in your backpack, all of the items in the trekking list. We normally pack into a large duffle bag, and yaks or Porters do the carrying. This is simply a list of items that you possibly will need on the trek. In your small trekking rucksack, plan to carry essential items only.

Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Kashgar are warm, balmy cities. It rarely gets cold through the day. Thus the reason for cotton clothing being on the list. In the Pre Monsoon season, expect temperatures down to 5° c / 40° f overnight. In the Post Monsoon, expect overnight temps to be around 15° c / 60° f. Our hotel offers a storage service for clothing you don’t wish to take to the mountains, and they have a safe where they lock up all of your valuables.

You will be reunited with equipment being carried by our yaks or porters each evening. Pack your trekking rucksack in preparation for this. back to top

Group Equipment

Group Equipment List for Treks & Walking Tours* (this is what we bring for you).

We help you buy and rent inexpensive mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, and walking gear, equipment, clothing, boots, shoes for sale, purchase and hire at affordable, cheap, low prices. 

Communications:

  • two-way "walkie-talkie" radios,
  • solar charging system, with extra batteries
  • satellite telephone

Basecamp:

  • basecamp tents;
  • complete basecamp kitchen equipment and dining set;
  • sanitation and hygiene supplies;
  • travel Bags, kit bags, or hold alls. These are for group equipment only. Members must provide their own;
  • complete repair kit with extra spares and tools;
  • large eating tent;
  • folding camp chairs, folding camp tables;
  • cooking tent;
  • storage tent;
  • large medical kit, and medical oxygen with mask and regulator;
  • portable hyperbaric altitude chamber bag traditionally known as a “Gamow Bag”, ours is named a "Portable Altitude Chamber";
  • pick and shovel;
  • toilet tent and toilet paper;
  • shower tent;
  • base camp food and drinks (local origin), will be prepared by our professional and highly skilled cook staff;
  • rubbish sacs for environmental cleanup;
  • maps, guide books, journal, and magazine articles.

This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit your other equipment concerns and suggestions

Equipment Questions? Please contact us: info@SummitTrek.com

Kathmandu Trekking Equipment Prices

Here is some information on Kathmandu equipment prices:

Prices for hiring are the same as purchasing used equipment, seen below in Nepalese Rupees (Rs), at the lowest range of the used prices. $1 USD = 93 to 95
rupees (as of 2 april 2014)

 

               

Upper Body-

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  Down Jacket, size extra-large:
 New Shonas:  $58  $121  €45  €94  £35  £73  5500  11500
 New Everest Hardware:  $58  $132  €45  €102  £35  £80  5500  12500
 Used Imported:  $105  $316  €82  €246  £64  £191  10000  30000
 New Imported:  $211  $470  €164  €370  £127  £290  20000   45000
 Renting:  (Note: limited sizes available)  $1  $5  € 1  € 4
 €1  £3  100  500

 1 cotton t-shirt;

$2.11

$10.53

€ 1.64

€ 8.20

£2.11

£8.20

200

1000

 1 cotton long sleeved shirt;

$3.16

$12.63

€ 2.46

€ 9.84

£3.16

£9.84

300

1200

1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt;                                                                

$8.42

$26.32

€ 6.56

€ 20.49

£8.42

£20.49

800

2500

 1 fleece jacket;

$15.79

$31.58

€ 12.30

€ 24.59

£15.79

£24.59

1500

3000

 Umbrella (optional);

$1.58

$7.37

€ 1.23

€ 5.74

£1.58

£5.74

150

700

 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood;

 Used Price:    

$21.05

$105.26

€ 16.39

€ 81.97

£21.05

£81.97

2000

10000

 New price:    

$36.84

$284.21

€ 28.69

€221.31

£36.84

£221.31

3500

27000

                 

Hands-

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 1 pr. warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell (the latter is optional);

Nepal Made

$12.63

$26.32

€ 9.84

€ 20.49

£12.63

£20.49

1200

2500

Exported quality

$26.32

$73.68

€ 20.49

€ 57.38

£26.32

£57.38

2500

7000

                 

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 1 cotton sun hat;

$5.26

$8.42

€ 4.10

€ 6.56

£5.26

£6.56

500

800

 1 cotton head scarf;

$1.58

$3.16

€ 1.23

€ 2.46

£1.58

£2.46

150

300

 1 fleece balaclava or very warm hat;

$1.58

$15.79

€ 1.23

€ 12.30

£1.58

£12.30

150

1500

 1 head torch with extra battery

$6.32

$10.53

€ 4.92

€ 8.20

£6.32

£8.20

600

1000

Warm cap  $2  $10  € 1.5
 € 8.5  £1.2  £6.5  200  1000

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 2 pr. cotton underwear briefs;

$18.95

$36.84

€ 14.75

€ 28.69

£18.95

£28.69

1800

3500

 1 cotton walking shorts;

$12.63

$31.58

€ 9.84

€ 24.59

£12.63

£24.59

1200

3000

 1 cotton long trousers;

$18.95

$21.05

€ 14.75

€ 16.39

£18.95

£16.39

1800

2000

1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;

$18.95

$21.05

€14.75 

€16.39

 £18.95

£16.39

 1800

2000

1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;

$6.32

$15.79

€ 4.92

€ 12.30

£6.32

£12.30

600

1500

 1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Used Price:      

$21.05

$157.89

16.39

€ 122.95

£21.05

£122.95

2000

15000

 New price:    

$26.32

$315.79

€ 20.49

€ 245.90

£26.32

£245.90

2500

30000

                 

Feet-

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 2 pr. cotton socks;

$1.58

$31.58

€ 1.23

€ 24.59

£1.58

£24.59

150

3000

 1 pr. sandals for use in hotel;

$1.58

$26.32

€ 1.23

€ 20.49

£1.58

£20.49

150

2500

 2 pr. med. polypropylene thermal socks;

$3.16

$23.16

€ 2.46

€ 18.03

£3.16

£18.03

300

2200

 1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support ("broken-in" please);

$84.21

$368.42

€ 65.57

€ 286.89

£84.21

£286.89

8000

35000

 1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails;

$36.84

$73.68

€ 28.69

€ 57.38

£36.84

£57.38

3500

7000

                 

 Sleeping-  1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);

 

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New Shonas:

$105.26

$226.32

€ 81.97

€ 176.23

£105.26

£176.23

10000

21500

New Everest Hardware:      

$105.26

$263.16

€ 81.97

€ 204.92

£105.26

£204.92

10000

25000

Used Imported:  

$73.68

$421.05

€ 57.38

€ 327.87

£73.68

£327.87

7000

40000

 New Imported:  

$536.84

$794.74

€ 418.03

€ 618.85

£536.84

£618.85

51000

75500

 Renting: (Note: limited sizes available)                                 

$1.05

$5.26

€ 0.82

€ 4.10

£1.05

£4.10

100

500

                 

 At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats (optional). Most of the tea houses we stay in have nice soft mattresses to sleep on.

$4.21

$23.16

€ 3.28

€ 18.03

£4.21

£18.03

400

2200

                 

 Rucksack and Travel Bags-  1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry);

 

 

 

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 Used Price:        

$15.79

$63.16

€ 12.30

€ 49.18

£15.79

£49.18

1500

6000

 New Price:        

$68.42

$21.05

€ 53.28

€ 16.39

£68.42

£16.39

6500

2000

 Renting:           

$0.47

$1.05

€ 0.37

€ 0.82

£0.47

£0.82

45

100

Waterproof rucksack cover (optional);

$1.58

$3.16

€ 1.23

€ 2.46

£1.58

£2.46

150

300

1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag);

$26.32

$368.42

€ 20.49

€ 286.89

£26.32

£286.89

2500

35000

  Steripen  $55  $120  €47   €103  £25  £55  5500  12500
  Special Battery for Steripen  $20  $20  €17  €17  £10  £10  2000  2000

Here is a partial list for those desiring to contact Nepalese manufacturers:

Gauri Shankar Shop - Kathmandu - (For hardwear like Millet Everest One sport boots, plastic boots, trekking boots, ice axes, crampons, ascenders, helmets, and harnesses and hiring ) - contact SummitClimb's Kathmandu offfice to check availability: info@summitclimb.com . Thank you very much

For soft goods like down jackets trousers and suits, we have used two shops:

A.
Everest Hardwear shop in Thamel. e-mail angsonam25@yahoo.com , tel 4230399, mobile (977)98510 45706

B.
Shona's Shop in Thamel: e-mail: shonasrentals@hotmail.com , phone: 4265120

There are so many shops in Kathmandu, you will find almost everything you need.

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