Buying or Renting Trekking Gears and equipment in Nepal

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Are you worried about the trekking equipment for your expedition? Then no worries. Like most of the people, you wanted to make your trekking expedition lifelong memorable and we are ready to help you out.

In this blog, I will be answering some of the frequently asked questions by the trekkers or by those who are on their way to trekking so that, you will be able to decide on what to do and what not to do. Let’s get into it.

Should I buy or rent my trekking gear?

This is not so difficult a question if you are sure about yourself. For those who often go on trekking, it is always better to buy one because renting, again and again, might get you to pay a large sum of money at the end of the day. But for those contrariwise, renting would be the best option in terms of both quality and price.

Should I buy trekking gear in Nepal or bring it from my home country?

Most of the trekkers impel all their energies to answer this question and for sure, it is normal because wandering in multiple sites with varied suggestions can lead you astray. Does the decision depend on what are you looking for? If you are like most, you would say quality products at a dirt-cheap price. Then, your choice must be Nepal.

 In Nepal, you will encounter a wide range of shops by side street in Thamel. But the prices and quality may vary from one another. In order to make the correct choice, you need to have a good taste of products such as zipping, clips, sewing, straps, and stitching.

Don’t confuse your choice with the brand; branded products are mostly fake. One of the critical things to be aware of is not to hesitate for bargaining at price; bargaining is completely normal.

You may start from half the marked price and settle around in the middle of it. But, do a search for the outlets of branded products in Kathmandu online. You can get the original quality products there. (For North Face, one is in Tridevi Sadak)

Where can I find the rental stores in Kathmandu?

Well, rental stores are not available around the main street. If you really want to get your items for rent, you need to search behind your eye. Is it difficult? Of course. For that, our experienced guide will help you to get in the right place. However, you might be tempted by the brokers to go on a place they ask you to and that might cost you more than the normal price.

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