Who should buy the Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX

The Kailash Trek GTX is more than suitable for trekkers who need a pair that can withstand multi-day trips and harsh trail conditions. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Prefer a shoe that delivers ample performance and protection for backpackers in need of a high-cut boot.
  • Prefer a hiker that prevents water from getting in.
  • Prefer a shoe that is made of light polyurethane (PU) foam and supplies cushioning and stability.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Logo

Secure footing

Thanks to its Vibram Biometric outsole, backpackers can gain a secure footing on virtually all types of terrain with the Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX. It’s made of an XS Trek compound for enhanced durability and resistance to harsh ground conditions. 

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Outsole 1.0

Excellent grip

The outsole’s profile is filled with a pattern of aggressive lugs to deliver grip on wet and dry surfaces. Its heel brake grants improved control when tackling downhill slopes.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Outsole 2.0

Excellent arch support

Bestowing the user with cushioning, energy return, and stability is the Kailash Trek GTX’s midsole. It’s made of light PU foam for optimal wear resistance. The boot’s Comfort-Flex insole delivers a boost in arch support and underfoot comfort.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Arch support


The Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX features a high-cut upper made of 1.8mm suede leather and nylon fabric. It contains a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner to counter water intrusions without compromising breathability. 

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Breathable

Protective forefoot area 

The gear’s forefoot area is reinforced with a rubber cap for enhanced durability and protection from stubbing.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Upper 2.0

Secure fit

This Scarpa boot for hiking uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks for its closure system.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Lace

Stable and comfortable

A counter is molded onto the upper’s heel area for improved stability. Also, the footgear’s collar and tongue are padded to promote comfort.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Stable and comfortable

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 610g / Women 535g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Collection: Scarpa Kailash
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Narrow, Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.