Service tax on trek fee set to increase to 9%. Book your trek before J...

Service tax on trek fee set to increase to 9%. Book your trek before January 21.

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By Swathi Chatrapathy


The service tax rate on trek fee is set to increase from 4.5% to 9%. Which is double the current rate. This rule comes into effect from 22nd January 2017. If you are registering for any of our summer treks, it would be a good idea to register for the trek before January 21st and save considerable tax.

Some of our treks are particularly fast-filling – BrahmatalRoopkund, Rupin Pass and Buran Ghati.

To give you an idea, here’s what the fee will look like. Write to if you have any concerns with registration or service tax calculation. We’ll help you out.


Swathi Chatrapathy

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About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.