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Best Boots for Peak Climbing in Nepal

Which are the best boots for climbing peak in Nepal? A question which stuck every climber before flying to Nepal. While there are many high-altitude boots on the market, it is important to know whether the boot you’re planning to buy will serve you well and keep your feet warm.

Check out our recommended boots for peak climbing in Nepal, with expert tips and information on what to look for when buying a climbing boots for peak climbing in Nepal.

Peak climbing in Nepal is generally up to 6,476m (the highest peak), and higher than this will require a proper mountaineering boots. On peak climbing journeys in Nepal, you will be wearing your climbing boots for a day or three (in the case of Mera Peak), but these days are important in your entire trip, and the temperature will drop pretty low in higher altitude (as low as minus 25 degrees centigrade), so it is important to ensure that the boot is fit for your activity, comfortable and warm.

For anything higher than trekking peaks, you’ll need a mountaineering boots like the La Sportiva Spantik, La Sportiva Baruntse, Scarpa 6000, or Millet Everest Summit GTX. Some of the boots you should consider for peak climbing trips in Nepal like Mera Peak, Island Peak, Larke Peak.

Things to know before buying a boots:

  1. Conduct research

Read reviews from different sources. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings for use, inspection and maintenance. Ask your friends or anyone in your circle if they have used the boot you plan to buy. Conduct research on the boot’s advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Rent or Buy

If you plan to continue climbing in the future, buying a pair of climbing boots may be a good investment; however, if this is your first and final time, renting a boot may be a better option. After your arrival, you can rent boots from trekking/climbing shops in Thamel, Kathmandu.

We strongly advise you to rent a boots from Kathmandu after making sure that it fits properly, rather than hiring a boot from a teahouse/lodge on the trek, as they may not be the right size for you and may be of low quality. While bringing the boots from Kathmandu increases the weight of your duffel bag, it is far more worthwhile than hoping for the best at the last minute.

  1. Compatibility of crampons

Peak climbing in Nepal will require the use of climbing gear (Crampons, Harness, Ice Axe). Crampons help you in walking securely on snow and ice during peak climbing. There are various types of crampons (Automatic Crampons/Step in Crampons, Semi-Automatic Crampons, Strap on crampons).

When purchasing a crampon, make sure to look at the materials, front point type, points and binding. The automatic/step in crampons are compatible with all of the boots listed below.

  1. Shells materials

The shell is the boot’s outer layer. It’s also your first line of defense. Synthetic, plastic, and leather are the three most common shell materials found in boots. While the plastic boots are undoubtedly drier and more stable, but they are also heavier and consume more energy. Synthetic boots are lighter, cinch down tighter, and give you the fair flexibility of a hybrid with the shell-like security of plastic.

  1. Stiffness

The stiffness of the boot determines the activity for which the boot is designed. Rigid boots, such as plastic boots, are mainly used for technical ice climbing because the entire body weight is supported by two front points. In comparison to rigid boots, semi-rigid boots provide a higher level of comfort.

Best Boots for Peak Climbing in Nepal 6000m. – 7000m.

La Sportiva G2 SM

La Sportiva-Nepal

The G2 SM is a lightweight double boot designed in collaboration with renowned Italian alpinist Simone Moro for the world’s most difficult peaks. The dual boa closure systems ensure a responsive fit and ease of operation with gloves, and the double boot construction maximizes warmth. The La Sportiva G2 SM is also suitable for 7000m expeditions.

La Sportiva Spantik

La Sportiva Spantik
La Sportiva Spantik

The Spantik is a double boot specially designed for use in cold, high-altitude environments. This step-in crampon-compatible boot works great on steep terrain while remaining walkable. The thermo-moulded inner boot and one-handed closure system provide insulation and ease of lacing

La Sportiva G5

La Sportiva G5
La Sportiva G5

The G5 is a high-tech big mountain boot designed for cutting edge lines. The Boa lacing system in this synthetic, weatherproof boot ensures maximum fit and performance, while the ankle flex zone helps in movement in rough terrain. The external Cordura gaiters and internal water-resistant membrane keep your feet dry in wet weather conditions.

Scarpa Phantom 6000

Scarpa Phantom 6000
Scarpa Phantom 6000

The Phantom 6000 is a double-layered boot made for cold weather alpinism or climbing 6000m peaks. The Phantom 6000 is designed to be warm, durable, and light, making it ideal for climbing 6000m Himalayan peaks. For superior abrasion resistance against crampon wear, the outer shell is made of a combination of high tenacity KCN-Tech nylon and the aptly called Super Fabric.

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX

The Nepal Cube GTX is the latest in mixed terrain climbing boots, with a unique 3D FlexTM ankle construction and a super warm Carbon-Tech honeycomb insole. This lightweight, technical single boot is suitable for cold-weather climbs on variable terrain.

La Sportiva Baruntse

La Sportiva Baruntse
La Sportiva Baruntse

A durable, sturdy double boot for high altitude mountaineering. Ideal for use on 6000 to 7000m peaks or in extreme winter weather where you don’t want to think about your feet.

Conclusion

This is not a sponsored post or a post aimed at a specific brand for any purpose. All of the boots mentioned in this article are one that we see on a regular basis in Nepal Mountains by both guides and guests.

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