Down Jacket Price in Kathmandu Nepal

Anyone travelling to Nepal, especially planning for a hike down jacket must include in your shopping list.  However, not every hiker travel Nepal is coming from cold weather zone who already has down jacket for their daily use. Even so, a lot of hikers travel Nepal as their transit country connecting other parts of Asia where the temperature always remain hot throughout the year.  This is probably the only reason you will see over 50% of shops in Kathmandu Thamel are hiking gear related. That means high demand for hiking gear supplies in Market. From various reason, It is entirely not unusual to shop hiking gear in Kathmandu

As mentation already, you can't hike high altitude without a proper hiking jacket. But in fact, I am trying to pull out the information of, How much does it "cost to buy Down Jacket in Kathmandu Nepal"?  Depending on the quality and the material, you can buy Down Jacket between USD 30-80 which is good enough for multiple hikes. 

Tips on buying Down Jacket in Kathmandu Nepal

When buying a cheap knock off the brand, you should make sure If the down quality is smooth enough. The best way to measure down quality is you should feel with your thumb and index finger If they almost meet each other. While without is should still look puffy and bubbly. The next thing you want to check is the quality of the outside layer. In order to do so blow air using your moth and see if the external layer blocks the wind. If it's made with good quality material, it should prevent the air, or If the quality is not right, you may want to look for next pice. It is really annoying If the down Jackets feather starts escaping from inside out. Eventually, it will sticks all around your inside layer, and you almost look like a chicken.  It mostly happens if you buy a jacket which has poor down quality and thin insulation. You want to make sure the padding inside the jacket is formed in the excellent quality layer. 

Where to find a nice and cheep down jacket in Kathmandu 

There are multiple gear shops in Kathmandu who you can trust for their price. However, you should make sure if the pice is excellent in shape. Here are the few shops you can try to look for a quality down jacket. 

Kalapatthar Trekking store
Shona's Alpine
Goreto Gear Traders‚Äč There are multiple outdoor gear shops in Kathmandu Nepal which are high in quality but expensive. Here is the list if you want to consider to visit them.  

Nothe Face 
Mountain hardware 
Marmot 
Sherpa Outdoor 

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang
I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I studied in the UK and three years of living experience in the United States taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America. As a backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas I'm happy to share my experience with you. If you believe I can be helpful in planning your next trip to Nepal, then please do not hesitate to contact me. at nestadventure@gmail.com. I am also available 24x7 on Whats app and Viber +977- 9851052042 Or direct phone call +1(702) 465-9789. If you are interested to know more about my travel journey follow me on  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
 
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