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Question regarding rental gears

LA
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Question regarding rental gears

Hello,

My girlfriend I are planning to visit Pokhara in January.

We are looking to do 3-4 days trekking during our stay.

As I am from Southern California, I do not own any winter clothes or trekking gears.

I read in Lonely Planet that gears can be rented. If anyone has information on rental, I would appreciate your help. We would like to rent just about everything, if possible.

Also, the guidebook only had 4 trekking or so listed, but there are more routes available, yes?

If anyone has any suggestion on routes that are 3-4 days in length (5days would be ok too) and do not require camping out, please let me know.

Thank you very much,

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1. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Hi there,

you can rent Sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking stick and trekking shoe so far but not everything rest other goods.

I would like to recommend you Ghorepani trek;-

Day 01. Drive about an hour to Nayapul from Pokhara trek trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 02. Trek to Ghorepani{Deurali}

Day 03. early morning climb to Poon hill for Annapurna panorama and

sunrise... and get back to lodge, have breakfast and trek to

Tadapani or Ghandruk

Day 04. Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

This is the best routes...

leave me a line if any questions

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2. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Hello and Thank you.

I'm glad to know that I can rent the essential gears.

What are the condition of say shoes and sleeping bag like? They are cleaned after each use, I hope....

I will definitely look into the suggested route. Sounds very good.

Thanks for your help.

Best,

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3. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Dear I suggest you to buy the shoes and not rent. It could be not good for your foot if shoes arent yours it'll be easy you'll have pain and blisters...so better have yours. You can buy it in US, a cheaper ones, and use them for some days in your country to make them "soft" for your foot before trekking.

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4. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Rongpuk is right that suggested for shoe. And either it will be difficult to find fitable to your feet. and you know trekking shoe not washable too. Sleeping bag and down jacket are washed after each used.

Good luck!

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5. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Thanks for the info.

I will bring my own shoes then.

As for others, I will consider renting.

What should I wear in cities, Kathmandu and Pohkara?

Do I need heavy jacket, gloves, hat, etc?

Thank you

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6. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Day-time temperatures in Kathmandu are normally in the high teens. Night-time may be just above freezing. In Pokhara similar during the day, but on average milder (aound 7 degrees) at night

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7. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Thank you.

I'm glad to find out it is not too cold ( cold enough for for).

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8. Re: Question regarding rental gears

I was reading another forum about this trek (i think it was this trek)

Someone mentioned hotspring being available. Is this true?

If so, is it worth to try.

Thank you

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9. Re: Question regarding rental gears

You could descend from Ghorepani to Tatopani (not the same place as Tadapani !) where there is a hot spring, then the following day get a bus or jeep to Beni, then back to Pokhara by road

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10. Re: Question regarding rental gears

Thank you!

What is the hot spring like?

The only image of hot spring I have is the ones in Japan. Is it at all similar to that?

Is Tatopani an attractive place to visit besides for the hot spring?

Thank you in advance!