Most equipment, boots, clothing, shoes, mattresses are available for purchase and hire in Kathmandu, with the exception of good high altitude hand wear. We allow extra time for our leaders to check your equipment in Kathmandu. If you need additional items, we allow time for shopping and have staff and members to show you where the shops are.
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 = 75 rupees (as of 2011)
Here is a partial list for those desiring to contact Nepalese manufacturers:
Gauri Shankar Shop - Kathmandu - (For hardwear like Millet Everest Onesport boots, plastic boots, trekking boots, ice axes, crampons, ascenders, helmets, and harnesses and hiring ) - contact SummitClimb's Kathmandu offfice to check availability: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you very much
For soft goods like down jackets trousers and suits, we have used two shops:
1. Shona's Shop in Thamel: e-mail: email@example.com , phone:
2. Everest Hardwear shop in Thamel.
mobile 98510 45706
There are so many shops in Kathmandu, you will find almost everything you need, except good mittens and gloves.
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