Trekking in Nepal can become comfortable and cheaper if one can put enough efforts in doing the research on how to find the best place to buy or rent the gears and equipment required during the high altitude treks and climbing expeditions in Nepal. Thamel in Kathmandu & Lakeside in Pokhara are the two major tourist hubs, where you can find myriads of outlets selling trekking gears and expedition equipment. You all know how expensive these gears and equipment can be and what if the product you have bought is of the lowest quality? Obviously, you feel cheated, which is a bad experience and more than that you would ruin your entire trip because of the bad quality gear or equipment you are using.
In this article, we have tried to enlighten on few ways how you can get to buy or rent quality and real trekking gears or climbing equipment. The best way to get it done in relatively low price is to visit the small warehouse outlets that rent quality gears and equipment required for trekking or peak climbing. The best part is they cost less than a dollar per day and they are of genuine quality which can be reused by future trekkers or climbers. The best way to find outlets that rent real products is to ask your guide or the local trek operator in Nepal. Doing so you assure the comfortable trip as in Nepal no operator or guides would prefer listening to complains that really has something associated with the guidance they give.
Moreover, buying real trekking or mountaineering gears in Nepal is not a bad idea either. Being the hub of Himalayan adventure, Nepal has outlets of big manufacturers who make outdoor gears and mountaineering equipment. Mountain Hardware, Patagonia and The North Face have made influential presence in Thamel and trekkers and climbers who can afford to buy quality trekking gears or climbing equipment can easily walk to these outlets.
Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.