What is backpack offloading?


Offloading means to have someone else (usually mules or porters) carry your backpack for you during your trek. You can pay an additional charge to have someone else carry it for you. It is an optional facility.

How much does it 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.

What we recommend

We don’t usually encourage trekkers to offload their backpacks. These backpacks are carried by mules or porters. Having too many mules on a trail isn’t good for the ecosystem and as for porters, they are hard to find.

Besides, when you complete a trek by carrying your own backpack, the confidence and gratification that you get at the end of the trek is incomparable!

So try and reconsider offloading your backpack. Unless of course you have a genuine issue, we’ll understand if you want to offload it.

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]