Equipment for Climbs and Trek

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Equipment for Climbs and Trek

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 Climbing Equipment Prices

 

More Information

If you wish to purchase high altitude climbing boots, down/duvet suits and clothing outside of Nepal at good prices, please check out www.EverestGear.com and tell them we sent you. Thank you very much.   

Purchasing Climbing Equipment

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

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
Decathlon
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

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).
 
Mountain weather in the Himalaya is typical of most mountain ranges – fine and warm conditions in the mornings, then cloudy and cooler in the afternoons.

As a climber, because you’ll spend a lot of time at basecamp, be sure to bring enough to stay warm and comfortable. Expect overnight basecamp temperatures to be around -10 to -15° c / 15 to 5° f. On the mountain, particularly above 6000 metres/19,700 feet, temperatures without wind chill can be as low as -30 ° c / -20° f. In addition, those who are climbing 8000 metre peaks will prefer to have "One-Sport" boots and down-duvet pants and jacket or a down-duvet one-piece suit.

Climbing Group Equipment

Group Equipment List for Expeditions* (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

High Altitude Camping:

  • high altitude tents (2-3 person);
  • high altitude stoves, canisters of butane/propane high altitude mix stove fuel (250 grams);
  • pot sets for high altitude stoves, high altitude eating utensil and cutlery sets;
  • high altitude meals and drinks (locally produced dinners, breakfasts, drinks, soups);
  • snow shovels;
  • medical kits in each camp;

Basecamp:

  • basecamp tents. We now offer 1 tent per person in basecamp, in order to provide you with a bit of privacy for the following expeditions: Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Cho Oyu Shishapangma, and North Col/Lhakpa Ri;
  • 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;

Climbing: (depending on the particulars of the route):  

  • 7-8 millimetre static "fixing" line;
  • carabiners;
  • ice screws, rock pitons;                 
  • snow stakes and snow-picket;
  • high altitude medical kits;
  • extra crampons, ice-axe, helmet, harness, sunglasses, goggles, clothing, backpack, water bottle, etc;

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

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

8000 metre / 26,000 foot Equipment List

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness;
  • 5 metres of 6mm accessory cord
  • Figure 8 abseil/belay device;
  • 1 large mitten sized ascender w/leash;
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 non-locking carabiners;
  • Ice axe w/leash;
  • Steel crampons with anti-balling plates;
  • Trekking poles;
Upper Body-
 
  • 2 cotton t-shirts;
  • 2 synthetic t-shirts;
  • 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts;
  • 1 light-weight soft shell jacket;
  • 1 medium weight fleece/soft shell/ or down synthetic jacket.
  • Lightweight down jacket;
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
  • 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or suit;
  • Umbrella (optional).
Hands-
 
  • 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves;
  • 1 pair mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner.
Head-
 
  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat that covers your ears;
  • Balaclava;
  • Face mask;
  • Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
  • Glacier sunglasseswith side shields;
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
  • Bandana or head scarf.
Lower Body-
 
  • Cotton underwear;
  • 1 pair walking shorts;
  • 1 pair walking trousers;
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair polar fleece/soft shell trousers;
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
  • • 1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers or suit.
Feet-
 
  • 1 pair One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent;
  • 1 pair sturdy leather walking boots;
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals;
  • 1 pair down booties (optional);
  • 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
  • 2 pair poly or wool liner socks;
  • Vapour barrier liner socks;
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks;
  • Cotton socks for in town.
Sleeping-
 
  • 1 down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to – 20 Centigrade or -0 Fahrenheit);
  • 1 additional sleeping bag for basecamp (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • 3 closed cell foam kari-mats for use in basecamp and high altitude,
Rucksack and Travel Bags-
 
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used on airplane);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment;
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.
Personal Hygiene-
 
  • Female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream,
  • 1 large tube skin sun cream (min factor 15);
  • Anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
  • hand wipes.
Medical-
 
  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
  • • 1 set earplugs;
  • • Extra prescription glasses/contacts.
Personal Food-
 
  • 5 dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit and attempt and 3-6 kilos/6-12 pounds "snack" or daily cold energy food.
Practical-
 
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage;
  • 3 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • Dollars, pounds or euros cash;
  • Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
Oxygen:

A 5 bottle set of oxygen is included in the cost of our full service Everest, K2, and Lhotse expeditions. It may be purchased for Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. Please contact us for information and costs.

Group Equipment:

We provide all of the equipment, group gear, and supplies on expedition including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; cookers, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera.
Purchasing Trekking 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

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).
 
 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.

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.

Kathmandu Equipment Prices

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.

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 = 105 to 110 rupees (as of 1 Jan 2020)

Down Suit various sizes:       

  • New Shonas: $450
  • New Everest Hardware: $350
  • Imported New: (North Face and Mountain Hardwear) : $900 to $1,250
  • Used: $250 to $800
  • Renting: (Note: limited sizes available) : $3 to $8

Down Jacket, size extra-large:

  • New Shonas: $110 to $130
  • New Everest Hardware: $125 to $130
  • Used Imported: $105 to $350
  • New Imported: $300 to $550
  • Renting:  (Note: limited sizes available) : $3 to $8

Down Trousers size extra-large:       

  • New Shonas: $90 to $120
  • New Everest Hardware: $120 to $125
  • Used Imported: $270 to $500
  • New Imported: $400 to $650
  • Renting: (Note: limited sizes available) : $3 to $8

Down Sleeping bag, extra-long size for tall person:

  • New Shonas: $120 to $350
  • New Everest Hardware: $125 to $350
  • Used Imported: $110 to $700
  • New Imported: $550 to $1100
  • Renting: (Note: limited sizes available) : $4 to $7

Crampon (Grivel G-12 or Camp Aluminium LC 480, or similar):

  • Used Price (medium quality): $100 to $120
  • New Price: $170 to $170
  • Renting: $1 to $2

Helmet        

  • Used Price (medium quality): $25 to $50
  • New Price: $55 to $100
  • Renting: to $0.5 to $1

Ice Axe                                         

  • Used Price (medium quality): $50 to $90
  • New Price: $75 to $110
  • Renting: $1 to $2

Harness    

  • Used Price (medium quality): $25 to $55
  • New Price: (Black Diamond, Petzl) : $50 to $100
  • Renting: $1 to $1

Millet One-Sport Everest Boots

  • Used Price: $250 to $800
  • New Price: $1000 to $1000
  • Renting: $5 to $8

La Sportiva Olympus Mons boots

  • Used Price: $250 to $800
  • New Price: $1000 to $1000
  • Renting: $5 to $8

Plastic Double Climbing boots:

  • Used Price: $150 to $500
  • New Price: No Selling    
  • Renting: $1 to $3

Lightweight leather trekking boot:        

  •  Used Price: $50 to $150
  •  New Price: (Coleman, Millet, Crispi): $100 to $350

Goretex jacket:    

  • Used Price:  $50 to $150
  • New price: $70 to $350

Medium-large rucksack:        

  • Nepal Made : $55 to $100
  • New Price: $90 to $225
  • Renting:                              

Glacier sunglasses:        

  • Used Price: (Not easy Available) : $90 to $120
  • New Price:  $120  to $250

Ski goggles:        

  • Used Price: (Not easy Available) : $20 to $120
  • New Price: $100 to $250

Gloves and Mittens:        

  • Used Price: $60 to $100 (Not easy Available)
  • New Price: $140 to $220
  • Mountain Hardware mittens : $180 to $200
  • Black Diamond mittens :  $180 to $180
  • Shona mittens : $60 to $60 (locally manufactured)

Head Lamps:        

  • Used Price: $10 to $60 (Not easy Available)    
  • New Price: $55 to $105

Petzl Ascender    

  • Used Price:      $50     $60
  • New Price:     $80     $95
  • Renting:     $1     $1

Figure 8 descender

  • Used Price: $10 to $30
  • New Price: $15 to $40
  • Renting: $0.50 to $1

Camping mattress:  $7 to $25
                                        
Steripen : $55 to $120
Special Battery for Steripen: $25

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.

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 95rupees (as of 2 april 2014)

Down Jacket, size extra-large:

  • New Shonas: $60 to $121
  • New Everest Hardware: $60 to $132
  • Used Imported: $105 to $316
  • New Imported: $211 to $470
  • Renting:  (Note: limited sizes available) $1 to $5
  • 1 cotton t-shirt; $3 to $11
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt; $4 to $13
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt; $9 to $27
  • 1 fleece jacket; $16 to $32
  • Umbrella (optional); $2 to $8

1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood:

  • Used Price: $22 to $106
  • New price: $37 to $285

Hands:

  • Nepal Made $13 to $27
  • Exported quality $27 to $74

Head:

  • 1 cotton sun hat; $6 to $9
  • 1 cotton head scarf; $2 to $4
  • 1 fleece balaclava or very warm $2 to $16
  • 1 head torch with extra battery $7 to $11
  • Warm cap $2 to $10

Lower Body:

  • 2 pr. cotton underwear briefs; $19 to $37
  • 1 cotton walking shorts; $13 to $32
  • 1 cotton long trousers; $19 to $22
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings; $19 to $22
  • 1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers; $7 to 16
  • 1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
  • Used Price: $22 to 158
  • New price: $27 to 316

Feet:

  • 2 pr. cotton socks; $2 to $32
  • 1 pr. sandals for use in hotel; $2 to $27
  • 2 pr. med. polypropylene thermal socks; $4 to $24
  • 1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support ("broken-in" please); $85 to $369
  • 1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails; $37 to $74

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

  • New Shonas: $106 to $227
  • New Everest Hardware: $106 to $264
  • Used Imported: $74 to $422
  • New Imported: $537 to $795
  • Renting: (Note: limited sizes available) $2 to $6
  • At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats (optional). Most of the tea houses we stay in have nice soft mattresses to sleep on. $5 to $24

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

  • Used Price: $16 to $64
  • New Price: $69 to 22
  • Renting: $1 to $2
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional); $2 to $4
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); $27 to $369
  • Steripen $55 to $120
  • Special Battery for Steripen $20

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.