Thamel and its surroundings are home to a profusion of stores selling a wide range of hiking and trekking equipment and gear to suit all preferences and budget.
Every trekking enthusiast has dreams of trekking in the majestic mountains of Nepal and feeling the high altitude of this land in the lap of Mount Everest. Of course, high terrains require proper gear and equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Many people bring their own trekking equipment from their home countries while many buy them in Nepal.
There's a good probability that every tourist has visited or stayed in Thamel before heading to the mountains from Kathmandu. Thamel is a backpacker’s dream, with stores providing trekking and mountaineering gear. Many shops there rent everything from down sleeping bags, trekking poles, thermal outfits to water bottles.
If you’re one of those looking to buy or rent equipment and gears for your next trek or expedition, go to Thamel, the trekker’s mecca, which is surrounded with stores offering anything and everything for tourists.
Few stores at Thamel that sell amazing trekking gears are:
Shona’s Alpine in Thamel is a western-run equipment rental store. It is a one-stop outdoor gear shop that sells and rents everything for trekkers. They make their own sleeping bags and rent them out for as little as a dollar a day. Puffer jackets, down jackets, and other outwear are also available for rent. Also, everything is available for purchase as well. Quality gloves, trousers, gaiters, buffs, undershirts, socks, and poles are also available. Based on the numerous excellent internet reviews, we can say that this shop is a dependable rental and gear shop.
Contact Details: Amrit Marg
Sports Wear International
Sports Wear International is another charming shop that sells and rents trekking equipment. They rent out high-quality trekking gears. Sleeping bags, tents, trekking poles, and down coats can all be rented or purchased for a reasonable price. The jackets and warm clothes that are certified to bear minus 20 to 30 degrees are found in Sports Wear International.
Contact Details: Samjhana Street
Here are other shops around Thamel:
1. Kalapatthar Trekking Store – Located on Satghumti Thamel
2. Goreto Gear Traders – Located on Bhagatibahal Marga
3. Sagarmatha Trekking Shop – Located at Bhagwan Bahal
4. Outdoor Compass Trekking Shop – Thamel Kathmandu