Equipment for Climbs and Trek

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Equipment for Climbs and Trek

We are happy to provide recommendations for equipment purchases or rental services for your expedition.


Give us a call or email and we will be glad to help. On the first day of your trip, we will check all of your clothing and equipment to assure that you have all the proper gear for your expedition.


We recommend that you arrive for your trip with all your equipment ready to go, but for last minute purchases on trips that start in Kathmandu we can help you find the best prices on quality equipment.

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 and Trekking Equipment

Below is a list of several quality shops around the world.When you do contact them, be sure to mention that you a member of a SummitClimb expedition. They often give our members substantial discounts.

One strategy our members often pursue is to visit Seattle for one of our Glacier Schools, and shop at the many world class outdoor stores that the city has to offer. It is rare to find such a good selection of equipment and clothing in one area, but Seattle is known for its large glaciated peaks, and large community of mountaineers.

Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Gauri Shankar Shop -(Boots, axes, rentals, etc) - contact SummitClimb to check availability: info@summitclimb.com
  • Shona's Shop - (Manufactures mid-range down clothing) e-mail: shonasrentals@hotmail.com , phone: (9771) 4265120
  • Everest Hardwear - (High quality down clothing) e-mail angsonam25@yahoo.com , tel (9771) 4230399, mobile (977) 98510 45706

UK

  • Peglers - Peglers.co.uk

US

  • Ascent Outdoors–AscentOutdoors.com
  • REI – REI.com
  • Everest Gear - EverestGear.com

Canada

  • Mountain Equipment Co-op - Mec.ca

France

  • Snell Sports –Snellsports.com
  • Decathlon - Decathlon.fr
  • Au Vieux Campeur - Au-vieux-campeur.fr
  • Hong KongChamonix Alpine Equipment - Hongkongclimbing.com

Equipment Provided by SummitClimb

Communications:

  • Two-way "walkie-talkie" radios
  • Solar charging system
  • Satellite phone

Basecamp:

  • Basecamp tents – We offer private basecamp tents on the following expeditions: Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and North Col/LhakpaRi
  • Complete basecamp kitchen equipment and dining set
  • Sanitation and hygiene supplies
  • Repair kit
  • Large dinning tent
  • Camp chairs and tables
  • Cook tent
  • Storage tent
  • Large medical kit and medical oxygen
  • Hyperbaric altitude chamber bag
  • Pick and shovel
  • Toilet tent and toilet paper
  • Shower tent
  • Base camp food and drinks (local) prepared by our professional cook staff

High Altitude Camping:

  • High altitude tents (2-3 person)
  • High altitude stoves, pots, and fuel
  • Meals and drinks (locally produced dinners, breakfasts, drinks, soups)
  • Snow shovels
  • Medical kits in each camp

Climbing: (varies by route): 

  • Static fixed line
  • Carabiners
  • Rock, ice, and snow anchors                 
  • High altitude medical kits;
  • Extra gear/safety equipment

This is a sample list. See each trips equipment page for details Equipment Questions? Please contact us: info@summitclimb.com

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

Kathmandu Equipment Prices

Below are average prices in Kathmandu in US dollars. Prices for renting are the same as purchasing used equipment.

Down Suit various sizes:      

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

Down Jacket:

  • 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/day

Down Pants:      

  • 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/day

Down Sleeping bag:

  • New Shonas: $120 to $350
  • New Everest Hardware: $125 to $350
  • Used Imported: $110 to $700
  • New Imported: $550 to $1100
  • Renting: $4 to $7/day

Crampon (Grivel G-12 or similar):

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

Helmet       

  • Used Price (medium quality): $25 to $50
  • New Price: $55 to $100
  • Renting: to $0.50 to $1/day

Ice Axe                                        

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

Harness    

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

8000 Meter Boots

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

Plastic Double Climbing boots:

  • Used Price: $150 to $500
  • New Price: Not available    
  • Renting: $1 to $3/day

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

Backpack:        

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

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)
  • Mountain Hardware mittens : $180 to $200
  • Black Diamond mittens :  $180 to $180
  • Shona mittens : $60 to $60 (locally manufactured)

Head Lamps:        

  • Price: $10 to $60 (Not easy Available)    
  • New Price: $55 to $150

Petzl Ascender    

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

Figure 8 descender

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

Foam Camping mattress:  $7 to $25                            

Steripen : $55 to $120

Kathmandu Trekking Equipment Prices

Below are average prices in Kathmandu in US dollars. Prices for renting are the same as purchasing used equipment.

Down Jacket:

  • 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

Cotton t-shirt: $3 to $11
Cotton long sleeved shirt: $4 to $13
Polypropylene long shirt: $9 to $27
Fleece jacket: $16 to $32
Umbrella (optional): $2 to $8

Wind/waterproof jacket with hood:

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

Gloves:

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

Cotton sun hat: $6 to $9
Scarf: $2 to $4
Fleece balaclava: $2 to $16
Headlamp with extra battery $10 to $110
Warm cap $2 to $10
2 pairs of cotton underwear briefs: $19 to $37
Cotton walking shorts: $13 to $32
Cotton long trousers: $19 to $22
Polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings: $19 to $2
Fleece/pile/trousers: $7 to 16

Wind/waterproof trousers:

  • Used Price: $22 to 158
  • New price: $27 to 316

Two pair cotton socks: $2 to $32

Sandals for use in hotel: $2 to $27

Two pairs medium polypropylene thermal socks: $4 to $24

High quality leather hiking boots ("broken-in" please): $85 to $369

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

Trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails: $37 to $74

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: $2 to $6/day

At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats (optional). Most of the tea houses we stay in have nice soft mattresses to sleep on. $7 to $24

Medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry)

  • Used Price: $1o $64
  • New Price: $69 to 22
  • Renting: $1 to $2/day

Waterproof rucksack cover (optional); $2 to $4

Large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); $27 to $369

Steripen $55 to $120