How much does backpack offloading cost?

On most treks, it costs approximately Rs. 250 per day per backpack, plus 5% GST.
In some cases, it might go up to Rs. 300 per day. This depends on the trek.

If the trek is longer and tougher operationally, then the cost of the mule or porter increases.

It also depends on what the local people in the trek basecamp charge for carrying the backpacks.

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu heads the FinOps team at Indiahikes. He is a problem-solver at heart, and has been solving problems of the trekking world since 2016. Although Vishnu started as a Trek Coordinator, he moved to Operations to set some much-needed processes. Not many know this, but Vishnu built an effective system to keep track of equipment in the remote Himalayan locations. He is also an adventure enthusiast who pursues a new adventure every year. So far, he has earned an advanced certificate in Skiing from IISM Gulmarg, has done about 10 high altitude treks and is a licensed scuba diver. To top it, he is also a trained classical singer who can play the Ukulele. In fact, if you drop in at Indiahikes office, you might just catch him singing! Vishnu hopes to use his varied exposure to bring new technologies and processes into the world of treks. You can catch him on [email protected]