Payment Schedule:

A 3,000 INR per person deposit is required to secure your spot. The balance is then due 60 days prior to your trip start date. Final acceptance of any participant is subject to receipt and review of all required forms, documents, and payment.

Trip Itinerary Changes and Alternate Trips

Great Lakes Treks of We The Backpackers Company are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including, but not limited to, permit availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife and park or land closures, natural calamity. At times alternate trips in different areas may be offered as substitutes. The price of a hiking trip will never change once you’re registered. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes, alternate trips, and land closures. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and no alternate trip/itinerary is offered, a trip credit equal to the full amount paid will be issued.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The We The Backpackers Company reserves the right to cancel trips. The We The Backpackers is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by preparing for the trip (for example: non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, clothing, equipment, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.).

If you cancel or leave a multi-day trip for any reason:
  • More than 60 days prior to the trip start date, we will grant you a full refund less a 500 INR per person administrative fee*.
  • Between 59 and 30 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 25 percent of the trip cost.
  • Between 29 and 15 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 75 percent of the trip cost.
  • Less than 15 days prior to the trip start date, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.
Day Hike Cancellation Policy: 50% refund with 48 hours notice; no refund within 48 hours

Transfer Policy:

If you transfer from one trip to another: 30 or more days prior to the trip start date, there will be a 500 INR processing fee. Less than 30 days prior to the trip start date, regular cancellation and refund policies will apply.

Medical Releases

We require medical releases for prospective guests over 69 years of age and for various circumstances such as history of cardiovascular disease, chronic illness, and other conditions and factors.

Travel Insurance

For your protection, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance provides you with trip cancellation/interruption, travel delay, medical expenses, emergency assistance, air flight, baggage and baggage delay coverages to protect your financial investment. Medical coverage purchased with your policy will also satisfy our requirement for health insurance.