Our planned schedule allows plenty of time for equipment shopping in Kathmandu, where there are so many shops that you will find almost everything you need, except good high-altitude mittens and gloves.
For prices at Kathmandu shops, please "click here". For information about using your credit, bank, cash, ATM card in Nepal, please "click here". For more information about how much cash to bring, please "click here".
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: email@example.com . Thank you very much
For soft goods like downjackets trousers and suits, we have used two shops:
A. Shona's Shop in Thamel: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: 4265120
B. Everest Hardwear shop in Thamel. e-mail email@example.com , tel 4230399, mobile (977)98510 45706
Warm mittens are necessary for the expedition. Please don't frostbite your hands. As of this writing, Kathmandu does not have very good mitts and gloves, but that is certain to change. We prefer mittens to gloves, as mittens are so much warmer. We are not sure who makes the best gloves. If you are in London, try visiting a snow and rock shop and trying some on. Here is a link to one of the better mittens we have seen so far:
30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND.
Mobile: +44 (0)7810 375400+44 (0)7810 375400 (evenings please). Skype: SummitClimb or SummitTrek
Box 123, Lakebay, Washington, 98349, USA Telephone: 360-570-0715 Skype: SummitClimb or SummitTrek
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