MatterhornNepal-GuideSource

Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd

Europe - Asia (established 1981)

MNGS Clothing/Gear Sales & Rentals MNGS Clothing/Gear Sales & Rentals

MNGS Clothing/Gear Sales & Rentals

Our +30 years of experience using, testing and critiquing outdoor gear for major manufacturers has enabled us to design and make certain items of the best materials for the benefit of our Staff and clients. Having learned what does and does not function well, our Staff collaborated with industry designers to create outdoor clothing that simply does the job better than most gear we have used. We have our own sewing shops in Nepal hand-producing every item we sell. We use it everyday and know it works. We offer the following items for sale at discounted prices to our clients.

For RENTALS information see bottom.

Nima® Softshell Mountain Jacket

This jacket was made with materials designed to repel the elements, maintain warmth, be comfortable and as indestructible as possible. It is perfectly suited for all mountaineering activities, skiing, hiking, rock and ice climbing. Our European and Asian mountain guides live in it and want it to have their babies. Named for one of our best high altitude mountain guides, it features:

– wind, rain and snow proof, insulating shell material

– removable, adjustable, extra large hood designed to fit over a helmet

– extra long sleeves to cover the wrists when reaching

– oversized, articulated elbows for flexibility

– gusseted, stretchable, Velcro© closures at wrists

– waterproof zippers on all 4 outer pockets

– large zippered hand pockets

– extra zippered chest pocket

– extra zippered upper sleeve pocket

– adjustable pull cord closure at waist

– two large inner water bottle and/or map pockets

– underarm full pit zips for ventilation

– soft-lined, high neck collar for extra comfort

– colours: solid black, dark blue & black, turquoise & black

– our Buddha Eyes sleeve logo (to remind us to peacefully seek solutions)

Client Price: €225. (Normal retail price: € 410)

Mingma® Short Sleeve Shirt

This is the classic, stretchable synthetic outdoor shirt for any outdoor activity, from hiking to climbing, running, extreme ironing, biking, Morris dancing or anything requiring complete freedom of movement. Its design wicks away perspiration, is quick drying, and can be worn alone or as an under layer. Features:

– stretchable, cool perspiration-wicking materials (no cotton)

– cold temperature washable and quick drying

– colours of: sky blue & black; white & grey; burnt orange & black; dark teal & black

– comfortable fit with no shrinkage

Client Price: € 25. (Normal retail price: € 50)

Pemba® Long Sleeve Zip-neck Shirt

This the long sleeve, zip-neck version of the MNGS short sleeve shirt (above). It can be worn alone or as an under layer, and features:

– a zippered neck for added ventilation

– extra long sleeves for comfort

– stretchable, cool perspiration-wicking materials (no cotton)

– colours of: sky blue & black; white & grey; burnt orange & black; dark teal & black

– cold temperature washable and quick drying

– comfortable fit with no shrinkage

Client Price: € 35. (Normal retail price: € 65)

Dolma® Mountain/Ski Pants

These are the ski and mountaineering shell pants you need for everything (you just don’t know it yet), but at half the price. Comfortable, practical protection from the elements. Features:

Black stretch weather-proof shell pants for mountaineering and skiing

– elasticized waist with Fastex buckle belt

– two zippered side hip pockets

– one upper thigh velcro-cover pocket

– full-length side zips

– inner snow spray skirt at ankles

– reinforced knees and seat

Client Price: € 145. (Normal retail price: € 250)

 Kami® Mountain Shell Jackets – 3 Models

These are the ultimate mountain shell jackets to handle any conditions or activity, whatever nutso epic you drag it into. They are perfect for mountaineering, skiing, ice climbing, snowboarding, free riding, train surfing or anything radical enough to require full protection from the elements. Used by our mountain guides in the Himalayas and European Alps, and named for our lead Sherpa Everest guide.

A1 Model – Rumdoodle Design:

triple layer Goretex shell, lined for inner protection and durability

– storm protection covered front zipper and pocket zips 

– two front large storage pockets

– one  front chest pocket with waterproof zipper

– one inner chest pocket 

– one upper left arm pocket with waterproof zipper (for ski pass, phone, etc)

– Velcro closures at wrists & long arms for full coverage when reaching

–  two adjustable draw cords: one at the waist and one at the hips 

– underarm zippers for full ventilation

– adjustable hood, large enough to cover helmet with storm closures; rolls into collar

– beautiful two-toned indigo blue & black colours (other colours soon available)

– heavy-duty, abrasion resistant reinforced elbows and shoulders

Client Price: € 350. (Normal retail price: € 550)

A2 Model – Salewa Design:

 double layer Goretex shell, lined for inner protection and durability

– storm protection waterproof front zipper and pocket zips 

– two front large storage pockets

– one  front chest pocket with waterproof zipper

– Velcro closures at wrists & long arms for full coverage when reaching

–  adjustable draw cord at the waist to keep out the elements

– underarm zippers for full ventilation

– adjustable hood, large enough to cover helmet with storm closures

– beautiful solid colours in either yellow or black (other colours soon available)

Client Price: € 250. (Normal retail price: € 425)

A3 Model – Mountain Hardwear Design:

 double layer Goretex shell, mesh-lined for inner protection and durability

– storm protection covered front zipper and pocket zips 

– two front large storage pockets

– Velcro closures at wrists & long arms for full coverage when reaching

–  adjustable draw cord at the waist to keep out the elements

– underarm zippers for full ventilation

– adjustable hood, large enough to cover helmet with storm closures; rolls into collar

– beautiful two-toned colours of: indigo & black; blue & black or dark brown & black (other colours soon available)

– heavy-duty, abrasion resistant reinforced elbows and shoulders

Client Price: € 255. (Normal retail price: € 450)

Lhakpa® Hiking/Climbing Pants

These are the most comfortable and practical hiking, trekking and climbing pants ever, used by our guides in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and Europe. They are comfortable, lightweight, cool and loaded with 6 pockets. They were named for our MNGS Asian Office Manager, because like her, these pants are great and you can trust them! Features:

– stretchable synthetic materials to facilitate easy movement and wick away perspiration 

– two side hip pockets

– two rear zippered pockets

– two side thigh Velcro-covered  pockets

– reinforced seat and knees for abrasion resistance

– colours: light & dark grey, dark grey & black, solid black 

– adjustable belt & belt loops with an elasticized waist band

Client Price: € 75.  (Normal retail price: € 150)

Sonam® Down Vest

This vest is filled with 85% goose down and 15% duck down (no beaks) for medium loft. Light and warm whether as an under layer or by itself. Features:

– Black with MNGS chest logo

– two zippered front hand warmer pockets

– one zippered outer chest pocket

– one inner chest pocket

– stuff bag

– other colors available for Fall 2013

Client Price: € 90. (Normal retail price: € 145)

Pasang® Insulated Jacket & Pants Combo

This jacket and pants combination provides wind and weather protection, combined with lightweight pile insulation. Used by our trekking and base camp Staff in the Himalayas.

Jacket features:

– red and black two-tone colours

– draw cord at hips to keep out the elements

– gussetted wrist with velcro closures

– storm flap cover for front zipper

– front chest pocket

– two large handwarmer pockets

– high neck collar for added warmth

– full-size hood that rolls into collar

Pants feature:

– elasticized, drawcord waist

– two-toned red and black colours

– reinforced seat and knees for abrasion resistance

– zippered lower leg for ventilation

– two zippered side pockets

– full mesh lining

Client Price for the complete suit set: € 315. (Normal retail price: € 550)

Mountain Hardwear Super Stretch Liner Gloves

These silk-like thin liner gloves practically double the warmth of any gloves by providing a heat barrier and retention system to maintain hand insulation. No single, inexpensive and lightweight clothing item adds more warmth per weight than these tight-mesh and comfortable little liners. Our guides regard them as a basic piece of equipment for skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering, and we never head outdoor in Winter without them. In the ‘bang- for-the-buck’ category, nothing comes close.

– super-stretch synthetic materials

– one size fits all (really!)

– black colour (fashionably appropriate for the slopes or ballroom dancing)

– inexpensive and WARM

Client Price: € 15 (normally € 20)

Maui Natural Organics Sunscreen SPF30

According to several unbiased scientific studies of +1700 products (see our Sunscreen article under the Learning Aids heading) this is one of the best sunscreens on the market today. It is manufactured in Hawaii without harmful ingredients, gives the honest level of protection it claims and surpasses more than 95% of all sun protection products on the market. MNGS guides use it on treks, Himalayan high altitude climbs, on all mountaineering activities in Europe and Asia, and everywhere true sun protection is required. It is simply the best and will keep your skin from looking like a yak’s when you are 50 (unless you already do).

4 ounce/120 ml container – € 25 (not available in Europe from any other supplier).

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

MNGS offers complete equipment/gear packages to our clients to assure that you are using the best equipment, properly prepared and maintained. We do not offer individual items of equipment (except boots), only entire packages. We deliver the equipment to you on the day of your activity and take it back at the end of your outing, saving you two trips to stores to rent and return gear. MNGS guarantees your rental gear to be in proper working order, appropriate to the activity, fitted and adjusted correctly. *NOTE: MNGS Staff cannot fit, adjust or repair any article of equipment not rented from MNGS. Reservations for equipment packages must be made by email only, and all reservations are binding. Rental cancellations made within 72 hours of an activity must be paid in full unless waived by MNGS in writing.

Glacier/Mountaineering Equipment: Includes UIAA climbing helmet, ice axe, harness prepared with necessary gear, crampons equipped with antibotts and fitted to your boots, and technical mountaineering boots. Cost: €55/day. Technical mountain boots alone rent for €20/day.

Rock Climbing Equipment: Includes special rock climbing shoes, harness prepared with necessary gear, UIAA climbing helmet. Cost: €25/day

MNGS also rents specialty clothing items such as Goretex Mountain Shell jackets w/hood (€10/day), weatherproof Nima® Softshell Jackets w/hood (€10/day), Goretex Mountain/Ski Pants (€10/day), backpacks (€10/day), snowshoes (€15/day), hats, gloves, gaiters, headlamps, glacier glasses (€5/day each item), pairs of collapsible ski/walking poles (€10/day), etc. Just ask us about anything you might need and we will do our best to set you up.