Anyone traveling to Nepal, especially planning for a hike down jacket must include in your shopping list.  However, not every hiker travel Nepal is coming from a cold-weather zone who already has a 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 remains 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 the Market. For various reasons, It is entirely not unusual to shop hiking gear in Kathmandu. Here, in this article, we will let you know Down Jacket Price in Kathmandu Nepal.

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 on, 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.

Down Jacket Price in Kathmandu Nepal


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 the next piece. It is really annoying If the down Jackets feather starts escaping from inside out. Eventually, it will stick 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 that 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​

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.

  • North Face
  • Mountain hardware
  • Marmot
  • Sherpa Outdoor

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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, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the 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 and 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 have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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