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Trekking gear in Kathmandu - HELP!

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Hi all - am about to embark on trek to Everest Base Camp, and live in the Middle East. As you can imagine, buying the necessary gear (i.e. boots, jacket, sleeping bag and thermal layers) is a bit hard when you're living in desert heat. I would likely fly into Kathmandy a day before to settle in...and last-minute shop. Is the quality and availability of good, sturdy gear readily available in Kathmandy (i.e. Int'l brands). And if so, is there a "pocket" of stores that I can hit on the same street?

Many thanks.

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