Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thamel Gear Shops

Who wants to buy some gear?  This is a small sampling of the number of gear shops in Thamel, the tourist ghetto in Kathmandu.  This is maybe a quarter of the shops found within a 1 km radius of the central intersection.  It boggles the mind. They all sell slight variations of the same knock off gear at similar prices.  How do they all stay in business?


cynicalbuddha said...

That's a lot of Nepalesse gear shops.

Thom said...

Apparently, all you need to climb Everest is a down jacket and a set of duffel bags organized by size and color.