CLIMBING KILIMANJARO COST

Many people always ask the ultimate question regarding the Climbing Kilimanjaro CostHow Much Does It Cost To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro? 

If you have done some research, you have already discovered a wide range of prices for Kilimanjaro climb offered by different companies.

The average Climbing Kilimanjaro costs start from $2650 to $7000.

The Kilimanjaro Climb Cost may differ on the group size, the route you will take, the number of days you will spend on the mountain, and the mountain services provided by your Kilimanjaro operator.

The main three factors usually determine Kilimanjaro hike cost:

  • The number of people in your Kilimanjaro  group

The more the people in the group, the lower the cost compared to one or two people climbing together. Eco-Africa Climbing, we have Open Dates Group, which you can join the following route: Machame route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, and Northern Circuit. Our group price is as below

Note: the Final price will depend on the group’s number of people.

For example, if 6 people join our group for 7 days Lemosho route, the final price will be $2550 per person instead of $2750 per person.

For more details, see our Kilimanjaro price 

  • The number of days spent on the mountain Kilimanjaro 

The more days you will spend on the mountain, the more money you will need to pay as climb cost involves park fees, food, equipment, mountain crew salaries and other logistics. The longest route on Kilimanjaro Mountain, the northern circuit, costs more; for example,9 days Northern circuit route costs $3250 per person to join the group.

  • The Mountain services the Kilimanjaro operator company provides.

Mountain Kilimanjaro operators offer services in three categories

  • Budget  Kilimanjaro operators

The operators cut corners on their mountain services by using low-quality equipment, no safety measures during their climb, and exploit their porters to offer the low Kilimanjaro prices to their clients. You will never find this type of operator on the KPAP Website because the low prices they provide to their client will never take care of the porter’s welfare during the climb. Most of these operators are Tanzania local companies.

  • Midrange Kilimanjaro operators

These operators offer high-quality mountain services, the best equipments, have the proper safety and evacuation procedures, and treat their porters fairly. Most of these companies are members of KPAP and International Mountain Explorers.

Eco-Africa Climbing we are among the few Tanzanian-owned companies that are Midrange operators. We offer the best mountain services with quality equipment and take care of our porters as we are a proud member oKPAP and International Mountain Explorers. So our Mountain Kilimanjaro costs are reasonable for what we offer.

  •  Luxury  Kilimanjaro operators

These operators offer high-end services and unnecessary things like beds and showers on the mountain Kilimanjaro. Most of these operators are from abroad.

We have provided the most information about Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost to clarify things. After reading, you will not need to surf anymore on the web regarding your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost.

We list several factors that determine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost and some frequently asked questions regards the cost to climb Kilimanjaro.

If you wish to climb Kilimanjaro soon and have been wondering How Much Does It Cost To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, this complete Guide on climbing mt Kilimanjaro cost will help you get an idea.

The below are factors affecting the Kilimanjaro hike cost.

These Kilimanjaro cost factors are divided into two categories as below.

 

Kilimanjaro climb packages

Some factors are included in most of the Kilimanjaro climb packages offered by most of the Kilimanjaro operators, and these factors affect the Kilimanjaro tours prices.

 

  • Kilimanjaro National Park Fees

To explain, we must look at the minimum expenses every Kilimanjaro operator faces, such as park fees and taxes, staff wages, food, equipment, transportation, and other logistical costs. Kilimanjaro National Park entrance fees, camping/hut fees, and Tanzanian taxes by far make up the most significant expense, costing about $200 per climber per day.

 

Below is a breakdown of park fees and taxes:

Kilimanjaro entry Fees: $70 per person per day

The Kilimanjaro National Park authority collects fees from all visitors. 

This includes maintaining the trail, keeping it clean and paying for the rangers. The Kilimanjaro entry fee applies for each day (including partial days). On an 8 days Lemosho climb, the Kilimanjaro entry fees for one person will be ($70 x 8 days) which will result in a total of $560

 

Kilimanjaro Camping Fees: $50 per person per night

This fee is charged for using the campsites on the Machame route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Northern circuit route, Shira route and Umbwe route.

 On a 9 days Northern circuit climb, you will spend 8 nights on the Kilimanjaro campsites; therefore, the Kilimanjaro camping fees for one person will be ($50 x 8 days) which will result in a total of $400. 

 

Kilimanjaro Hut Fee: $60 per person per night

This fee is charged for using the simple huts on the mountain.

 Huts are only available on the Marangu route.

 On a 6 days Marangu climb, you will spend 5 nights on the Kilimanjaro Huts; therefore, the Kilimanjaro Hut fees for one person will be

 ($60 x 5 days) which will result in a total of $300

 

Kilimanjaro Rescue Fees $20 per person per trip

Rescue fees are charged for the chance the park authority may need to coordinate a rescue. This fee must be paid whether or not you require rescue, and the cost is $20 per person per trip.

 

Kilimanjaro Entrance Fees for Mountain Crew (Guide, Porter, Cook) – $3 per person per trip

All of the mountain Crew must pay park fees to enter. The park entrance fee is $3 per person per trip.

Kilimanjaro Forest fees  

Climber:$10 per person per trip

Mountain crew: $2 per person per trip

Vehicle:$5 per vehicle per trip

You will pay a forest fee to pass the Forest gate on the following route 

  • Lemosho Route
  • Shira Route
  • Northern circuit route
  • Rongai route

 

Tanzania Value-Added Tax – 18% of services

A value-added tax (VAT) is a general consumption tax placed on goods and services whenever value is added at a stage of production or distribution. The Tanzanian government has charged an 18% VAT to Kilimanjaro operators since 2016.

 The above are all the fees paid to Kilimanjaro National Park to climb Kilimanjaro, and these Kilimanjaro costs are always included in Kilimanjaro climb packages.

  • Kilimanjaro Mountain Crew Salary

According to Kilimanjaro National Park rules and regulations, you cannot climb Kilimanjaro independently. You will need a Mountain crew (Guide, cook and porters) to accompany you to Kilimanjaro Mountain. 

These mountain crews are the ones who are the backbone of Kilimanjaro Climb, and they will need to be paid the recommended salary by the Tanzania Ministry of Tourism and KPAP.

  • Guide salary should start from $20 per day
  • Cook’s salary should start from $15 per day
  • Porter’s salary should start from $10 per day 

The above is the recommended salary that all the Kilimanjaro operators should adhere to, but budget operators pay low to win the client.

Mountain crew salary amounts to around $80$150 per climber per day (depending on group size).

Keep in mind that the number of Mountain crew depends on the total weights of the loads during the climb as porters are allowed to carry only 20kg of the Kilimanjaro operator loads.

 

Kilimanjaro Food Cost

Great food fueling you to the top of Kilimanjaro

Most Kilimanjaro operators provide at least three meals per day to the client, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, juice and snacks.

When you book your Kilimanjaro Climb with Eco-Africa climbing, you will be amazed at the variety, quality & quantity of the food we serve to you whilst you are on your Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

As you are trekking for between 6-9 hours a day (before summit night), you’ll be burning many calories – and as you are at altitude – even more than you would at sea level.

Our Mountain crew always make sure that you are well fed and fully fuelled for climbing Kilimanjaro is paramount – so you’ve enough energy to get to the top. On all of our Kilimanjaro climbs, you will be fully supported by a team of guides, cooks, and waiters who will cater to every dietary requirement and have three hot cooked meals a day – plus a plentiful supply of water and hot drinks. 

Below is a sample of our menu during the climb.

Breakfast: Fruit juice and fruit, cereal, porridge, eggs prepared at request, slices of bread and toast with jam margarine and honey, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, teas, coffee, drinking chocolate.

Snacks: peanuts, crisp, popcorn, cookies, chocolate, dried fruits

Lunch: Sliced vegetables, fruit, boiled egg, meat cutlets, various sandwiches options (egg/ cheese/tomato/tuna/meat/peanut butter), macaroni and meat sauce, and slices of bread.

Dinner: soup of the day, slices of bread, salads, rice, pasta, potatoes, roast or fried chicken, beef or fish, curries, mixed vegetables, lentils, fruit salad, fruit with custard, teas, coffee, drinking chocolate.

Summit night, we offer a midnight snack with juice, soup, hot chocolate, tea or coffee, and biscuits. When you return to base camp, a nice meal will be waiting for you to reward all your hard work. We also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, and Non-Vegetarian)

 We provide three meals per day for our client; we also offer three meals per day for our Mountain Crew in all our climbs to ensure all our Mountain crew have enough energy to serve our client. Kilimanjaro Food costs come out to about $30$40 per climber per day (includes food for Mountain Crew).

Your Kilimanjaro food is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro trek cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Equipment Cost

Most tour operators offer Camping equipment during the climb on the Kilimanjaro routes, which have campsites except the Marangu route, which has huts.

Sleeping Tents

Our client will sleep in four-season Mountain tents during the trek. 

Our Mountain Hardware tents are warm, waterproof, and roomy -perfectly suited for your Kilimanjaro adventure. We understand that some climbers are anxious about camping for so many days, so we aim to have them be as dry, warm, and comfortable as possible.

Dining Tents with Chair and Table

We provide dining tents for all our climbs, whereby these dining tents are comfortable for our clients to stay to enjoy their food while on the mountain. Tables and chairs are placed inside the dining tent.

Sleeping Mattress

We provide a 1.5-inch foam sleeping pad to all climbers. These locally sourced sleeping pads are better than any commercially available sleeping pad, and they are thick, warm, and comfortable, even for those not used to camping. Our mattresses are placed inside a washable cover for cleanliness.

Kitchenware with the kitchen Tents 

We provide all the kitchenware to our client during the climb, and all the food is prepared inside the Kitchen Tent with our cook.

Portable Toilet and Tent 

On Mountain Kilimanjaro, the toilets are African style, the long drop toilet. Therefore, Private Portable toilets are included in all of our climbs. Private toilets consist of a plastic toilet, a privacy tent, and special porters responsible for taking care of them.

Sleeping tent for our Mountain Crew

We also provide large tents for our Mountain Crew with enough space to sleep in our climb.

Your Kilimanjaro Equipment Cost is another crucial aspect of your climbing mount Kilimanjaro cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Accommodation Price

We provide 2 nights hotel (1 night before the climb and 1 night after the climb) on bed and breakfast in all our Kilimanjaro climb packages.

As you arrive on the first day at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be transferred to Moshi town to rest for the day and start climbing the next day. Again when you return after the climb, you will want to rest for a day. 

The night at Moshi hotel costs $120 for Double Occupancy $90 for single occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis.

Your Kilimanjaro Accommodation Price is another crucial aspect of your climbing mt Kilimanjaro cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Transportation Cost

On all our Kilimanjaro climb packages, we provide two ways of Kilimanjaro Airport transfer during your arrival and departure. The cost of two ways Aiport transfer is $100 per person; also, we provide transport on the first day of your climb at the climb start point and the last day after descending from the gate to the hotel.

Transportation costs are about $150 per trip, depending on the route you take.

Your Kilimanjaro Transportation Cost is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro trip cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Private Climb or Group Climb 

The number of people who climb Mount Kilimanjaro with you determines the Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost. More people (Group Climbs) will decrease the cost, while private tour climbs significantly increase your climb cost.

For example, when one person booked our 7 days, Lemosho route cost $2750 per person for the private climb, while 6 people 7 days Lemosho route cost $2550 per person to join the group.

Your Kilimanjaro Private Climb or Group Climb choice is another crucial aspect of your hiking mt kilimanjaro cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Climbing Route 

Seven hiking Kilimanjaro routes lead you to the summit of Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak. The route you choose will also affect how much your climb costs. With more days on the mountain, Longer routes increase your chances of summit success by having a better acclimatization protocol. Some people try to save on the cost by opting for the shortest route possible as 5 days Marangu route.

Below are our Recommended Route, which we suggest our client take

Your Kilimanjaro Climbing Route choice is another crucial aspect of your cost of the Kilimanjaro trek.

  • Kilimanjaro Climbing Duration 

The more days you will spend on the mountain, the more money you will need to pay as climb cost involves park fees, food, equipment, mountain crew salaries, and other logistics. 

If your goal is to reach the summit, you need to give your body a chance to adapt to the altitude and acclimatize properly. It’s not much good if you’ve booked  6 days machame climb and have to turn back on day 3 with altitude sickness.

For this reason, we don’t recommend our climber to take a minimum of 6 days route, as for most climbers, it gives insufficient time for acclimatization and, as a result, has a much lower summit success rate.

Eco-Africa Climbing recommends 7 days as a minimum, but 8-9 days on the mountain gives you the best acclimatization protocol and offers the highest chance of a safe and successful summit.

The longest route on Kilimanjaro Mountain, the northern circuit, costs more; for example, 9 days Northern circuit route costs $3250 per person to join the group. 

Your Kilimanjaro Climbing Duration is another crucial aspect of your climb mount Kilimanjaro price.

  • Kilimanjaro Climbing Package 

Your choice of the Kilimanjaro climbing package will differ from budget operators, midrange operators, and luxury operators. This depends on the Mountain services, equipment, safety measure, and welfare of the Mountain Crew.

The budget operators charge from $1000 – $1600  

Midrange operators charge from $2500 to $4500

Luxury operators charge from $3500 to $7000

Nobody likes to pay more than necessary to climb Kilimanjaro. But we implore you to do some research into the working conditions of porters before you decide to climb with a budget operator. 

You may unknowingly be rewarding a company’s unethical behavior and exploitation of others.

There is a fair share of budget operators who offer cheap climbs. But in return for that low price, these operators engage in appalling practices that are often out of sight to the tourist. 

These include:

  •  Paying porters less than minimum wage or not at all
  • Allowing guides to take tips and wages meant for porters
  • Feeding porters only once or twice a day
  • Requiring porters to pay the operator a fee for food or camping on the mountain.
  • Forcing porters to carry loads greater than the weight limit of 20kg
  • Allowing porters to climb with insufficient clothing
  • Providing poor shelters (such as mess tents) for porters to sleep in.

Once you are aware of porter mistreatment issues, we hope that you will only support Kilimanjaro operators that demonstrate their commitment to porter welfare.

KPAP partner companies, like Eco- Africa Climbing, are leading the industry to improve working conditions for all porters on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Fighting for the fair treatment of porters is an uphill battle. There is strong resistance to change from certain local budget operators who have considerable power and influence over government and park regulations. To stop the abuse, tourists need to stop supporting the behavior and boycott budget operators.

Your Kilimanjaro Climbing Package is another crucial aspect of your hiking mt Kilimanjaro cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Operator Profit

The Kilimanjaro operator’s profit differs from one Kilimanjaro operator regardless of budget, midrange, or luxury operator.

The Kilimanjaro hike prices for the operators not based in Tanzania are always high compared to those established in Tanzania. 

Therefore keep in mind that most abroad and western Kilimanjaro operators tends to subcontract their climb to Tanzania-owned company. Hence their Kilimanjaro climb prices tend to be higher to keep some profit.

Nowadays, most of these abroad and western Kilimanjaro operators claim to have their climb operation in Tanzania, which is not true as the License to operate the Mountain Kilimanjaro business is offered only to a Tanzanian, so they must subcontract their climb operations to a Tanzania owned Kilimanjaro operator.

Book your Climb with Eco-Africa Climbing as we are a Tanzanian-owned company that is a midrange Kilimanjaro operator with the best quality services and a member of KPAP. 

Kilimanjaro Operator Profit is another crucial aspect of your Mount mount Kilimanjaro cost.

  • Kilimanjaro Season

The best season to climb Kilimanjaro tends to be the warmest and driest months. The primary issue is safety, as the risks associated with climbing increase significantly when the weather is foul.

The dry seasons are from December through March and then from late June through October.

These are considered the best season to climb in terms of weather and are the busiest months (high season). Our group climbs are scheduled to correspond with the dry season. From January through mid-March are the warmest months, with clear skies in the mornings and evenings. During the day, clouds may appear along with brief showers. The best season to climb Kilimanjaro will decide your prices as well. During the peak Kilimanjaro Climbing seasons (June-October), flights to Tanzania are more expensive, so you will need to book well in advance to secure affordable flights. Many climbers choose peak season as the weather is pleasant and more wildlife visibility is possible for those who would like to add the safari to their Kilimanjaro climb. This increases their Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost.

The long rainy season spans from the end of March to early June. 

This is the low season in Tanzania; hence the Kilimanjaro park fees and hotel prices usually descend and lower the mt Kilimanjaro hike cost.

We do not recommend climbing during this time unless you are an experienced backpacker who has trekked in similar conditions. It can be very wet, and visibility may be low due to heavy clouds. The crowds are gone, however. From mid-June to the end of October, the mountain is generally colder and drier. The short rainy season spans from the beginning of November to the beginning of December. 

Your Kilimanjaro Season is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

You can choose the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro at your convenience.

  • Mountain Kilimanjaro Safety  

Your safety in the Kilimanjaro climb is crucial; most of the midrange Kilimanjaro operators have established safety measures and evacuation procedures during their climb different from budget Kilimanjaro operators.

Your Guide needs to know how to conduct daily health checks, recognize the early signs of altitude sickness, and know how to use everything in their medical kits. Top-quality guides know their worth and don’t come cheap. An attempt to save money by employing untrained guides can be catastrophic in an emergency.

The below are Eco-Africa Climbing Safety Practices and Measure on Kilimanjaro Climb

  • Our Mountain guides are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR)
  • We have our protocols for handling emergencies on the mountain.
  • We conduct twice-daily health checks using a pulse oximeter and stethoscope to measure pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
  • We implement the Lake Louise Scoring System. Lake Louise Scoring System (LLSS) for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
  • We carry emergency oxygen on all climbs to combat severe cases of altitude sickness.
  • We carry first aid kits to treat minor injuries such as blisters.
  • For emergency evacuation during the Kilimanjaro climb, we are working with KILI MEDAIR, who provide Helicopter Search and Rescue operations, ensuring the safety of everyone on Mount Kilimanjaro. It would be best to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation 6,000 meters above Sea Level to use this service. When they evacuate you on the mountain, all the costs are covered by your insurance. We highly recommend that you get insurance with Evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters above Sea Level in case of any emergency during the climb.

Your Kilimanjaro Safety is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

 

Environmental Impact

With the rise in tourism on Kilimanjaro, there’s also the environmental impact. All rubbish has to be carried off the mountain, which comes at a cost.

Lack of understanding about environmental Impact has harmed Kilimanjaro’s incredible environment. Essentially, unlicensed operators are responsible for most of this adverse effect, either from ignorance or in an attempt to run treks in a shoddy manner. In respect for the natural environment, we humbly request you book with a licensed operator that has conservation policies in place: operators that follow ‘Leave No Trace’; respect the wildlife of Kilimanjaro and never contribute to practices that damage Kilimanjaro’s environment. The increase in popularity of climbing Kilimanjaro has brought opportunities for employment to the area, but this has led to some unscrupulous employment practices. A happy crew equals a happy climber.

Eco-Africa Climbing is also a member of Carbon Tanzania; for every Mountain Kilimanjaro trip and Wildlife Safari done by our client, we have offset Carbon.

 Environmental Impact is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro trek Cost.

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 Climber Expenses

Some factors are not included in the Kilimanjaro climb packages the Kilimanjaro operator offers. These factors add additional cost to the climber and affect climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro.

  •  Flight Cost

You wil need to fly to Kilimanjaro Airport to start your climb is another expense that you will incur.

Depending on your country where you will come from, your Kilimanjaro flight costs will exponentially change, adding to your Climb Kilimanjaro Cost. 

Airlines flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport  Air Tanzania, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airway, Condor, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, and Ethiopian Airways.

Kilimanjaro Flights From USA and Canada –Approximately US$2000 from the West Coast, dramatically lower US$1100 from the East Coast.

Kilimanjaro Flights From Europe- Averages range between $550 to $850.

We recommend you book well in advance to secure your flight tickets. 

Your Flight Cost is another crucial aspect of your Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

 

  • Kilimanjaro Preparation Cost

When you book your Kilimanjaro climb, you will need to start your preparation for Climb Kilimanjaro begins at least three months ago or more, depending on your fitness level. 

This also significantly adds to your Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro cost, your expense. You may choose to go to the gym or buy Nutrient or food Supplements in case of any deficiency. If you are overweight, you will need to lose weight to be in shape.

You will also need to visit the doctor to understand your body’s needs.

You can read our Kilimanjaro fitness and training to help you plan and budget your preparation cost well.

Your Kilimanjaro Preparation Cost is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro trekking Cost.

 

  • Kilimanjaro Gear Cost

You will need your gear to hike Kilimanjaro

apart from the camping gear provided by your Kilimanjaro operator; this will

also bring expense in your Kilimanjaro hike cost. See our  Kilimanjaro gear list you must-have for everything you’ll need to bring with you, and if you are a woman, see our Kilimanjaro gear list recommend for women.

Chances are, you’ve got some items in your closet already, but if you’ve never

been hiking before, you’ll be starting from the beginning also.

 You can see our rental gear list and price if you plan to hire some gear in Moshi, and this is always the best choice for those who are not experienced climbers.

Your Kilimanjaro Gear Costis another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

 

  • Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance Cost

When you plan to climb Kilimanjaro, you will need travel insurance. 

You will need adequate travel insurance to cover you for all eventualities, including cancellation, lost luggage, and, most importantly, medical evacuation and treatment in the event of an emergency on the mountain.

Kilimanjaro peak is 5895m to; while attempting it, you will also need the evacuation insurance, which covers up to 6000m and above for this.

For emergency evacuation during the Kilimanjaro climb, we are working with KILI MEDAIR, who provide Helicopter Search and Rescue operations, ensuring the safety of everyone on Mount Kilimanjaro. 

It would be best to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation 6,000 meters above Sea Level to use this service. When they evacuate you on the mountain, all the costs are covered by your insurance.

We highly recommend that you get insurance with Evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters above Sea Level in case of any emergency during the climb.

Your Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance Cost is another crucial aspect of your Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

 

  • Vaccination and Medication 

To enter Tanzania requires all travelers to have a yellow fever certificate if arriving from a country at risk of the disease. You will need to make an appointment at your local travel clinic or with your physician to determine what vaccinations you need.

Yellow Fever

 A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for passengers over one year of age and arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission. This does not apply to passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.

 A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into Tanzania when arriving from countries where yellow fever is present.

 Vaccination should be given 10 days before travel and at 10-year intervals if there is an ongoing risk.

 The United States and Canada are not on the yellow fever risks country unless you will require this yellow fever certificate if your transit has more than 12 hours in a country with a risk of yellow fever.

 

Malaria

Malaria is always a severe disease and may be a deadly illness. Humans get malaria from the bite of a mosquito infected with the parasite. Your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in East Africa, including cities. All travelers to East Africa, including infants, children, and former residents of East Africa, may be at risk for malaria. Prevent this severe disease by seeing your health care provider for a prescription antimalarial drug and by protecting yourself against mosquito bites.

All travelers should take one of the following drugs:

  • atovaquone/proguanil,
  • doxycycline,
  • mefloquine, or
  • primaquine (in special circumstances).

You can also discuss the malaria drug you should take with your doctor.

You might also need malaria prevention, and the recommended brand, Malarone, is often surprisingly expensive.

 Below is the Covid-19 Requirement to enter Tanzania.

  • Covid-19 Test Required: Passengers traveling to Tanzania must hold a negative RT-PCR or NAAT test certificate from an approved laboratory obtained within 96 hours before arrival.
  • Covid-19 Form Required: Passengers must complete a Traveller Surveillance Form online within 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania.
  • Covid-19 Test on Arrival: Passengers will be subject to health screening and a rapid test at their own expense ($10 USD) on arrival.
  • Passengers must book their test in advance via the Ministry of Health portal for passengers traveling to mainland Tanzania.
  • Covid-19 Quarantine on Arrival: Passengers who have visited India for 14 days will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days if they test positive.

 Your Vaccination and Medication are other crucial aspects of your Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost.

  • Tanzania Visa 

To enter Tanzania, you will need to have a valid Visa.

Tanzania Visa Cost for all citizens is the same except for the USA and North Korean countries. You will have to purchase a multiple-entry e-Visa online if you are a United States of America tourist, and the cost of a Visa is $100 per person.

In other nationalities, the Tanzania Visa cost is $50 per person.

You can either organize a visa with your local Tanzanian embassy, online use the Tanzania evisa, or purchase a visa on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Kindly check in this Tanzania Immigration Website if your country of origin will be eligible to get Visa on arrival, or you will have to apply for the Visa in advance.

Your Tanzania Visa is another crucial aspect of your Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost.

 

  • Kilimanjaro Tipping

It is not compulsory to give a tip to your Mountain crew,

but on Kilimanjaro, tipping is tradition.

You can tip your Mountain crew on how you appreciate

their Mountain service and hospitality during your climb.

Eco-Africa Climbing is a proud member of KPAP, so our

tipping procedure is transparent, and we follow KPAP Tipping Guideline as below.

  • Lead Guide – $15 to $20 per day.
  • Assistant Guide – $10 to $15 per day.
  • Cook – $10 to $15 per day.
  • Porters – $6 to $10 per day per porter.

 An example of the Mountain crew size is when 2 people climb together for 7 days Machame climb you will have 14 people has your Mountain Crew  which comprise as below.

  • 1 Lead Guide 
  • 1 Assistant Guide 
  • 1 Cook 
  • 11 Porters 

 Therefore, the tip amount will be as below using the

above tipping guideline.

  •  1 Lead guide will get  $105$140
  • 1 Assistant guide will get  $70$105
  • 1 Cook will get  $70$105
  • 11 Regular porters each will get  $462 –$770

Therefore the total tipping will be $707$1120

So if you will divide for 2 climber climb together, each

one will contribute to $351 – $560 each. 

 Note that the above is just an example of the tipping guideline. 

 Your Kilimanjaro Tipping is another crucial aspect of your Kilimanjaro hiking Cost.

  • Item of Personal Nature 

Most of the Kilimanjaro climb packages include a hotel on a bed and breakfast basis; therefore, you will need to have the money for lunch, dinner, and drinks for the time you will be staying in the hotel before the climb and after the climb.

Also, in Moshi, you can have a chance to buy some souvenirs, or you are planning some extra days for day trips, cultural tours, and a safari or partying, then you can expect to pay more. 

Your Item of Personal Nature is another crucial aspect of your Mountain Kilimanjaro hike Cost.

Conclusion

By now, you will have an insight into what mountain Kilimanjaro cost comprises, which will help you get the overall price for your next Kilimanjaro expedition.

Kilimanjaro cost will be more reasonable when you book with a local responsible Kilimanjaro operator like Eco-Africa Climbing than booking from overseas or western Kilimanjaro operator.

Ultimately, who you climb with is your decision; we hope we’ve given you enough information to make an informed choice and an understanding of the costs involved. 

Cheap Kilimanjaro climb always comes at a very high price in terms of your safety and treatment of your Mountain crew. 

At  Eco-Africa Climbing, we worked very hard to cost our Kilimanjaro climbs competitively without compromising on safety and comfort for all involved. And we recognize that without the dedication of our crew, we wouldn’t be on the mountain at all.

Are you ready to climb Kilimanjaro?  Get in touch

KILIMANJARO GROUP JOIN PRICE IN USD DOLLAR

RouteNumber of DaysPrice Per Person
Lemosho7 Days Lemosho$2750  per person
8 Days Lemosho$2950  per person
Machame6 Days Machame$2450 per person
7  Days Machame$2650 per person
Northern Circuit8 Days Northern Circuit$3050 per person
9 Days Northern Circuit$3250 per person
Rongai6  Days Rongai$2550 per person
7  Days Rongai$2750 per person
Shira6 Days Shira$2550 per person
7 Days Shira$2750 per person
Marangu5 Days Marangu$2250 per person
6 Days Marangu$2450 per person
Umbwe6 Days Umbwe$2450 per person
7 Days Umbwe$2650 per person

PRIVATE KILIMANJARO PRICE IN USD DOLLAR

RouteNumber of DaysPrice Per Person
Lemosho7 Days Lemosho$3300 per person
 8 Days Lemosho$3550 per person
 
Machame6 Days Machame$2950 per person
 7  Days Machame$3200 per person
 
Northern Circuit8 Days Northern Circuit$3650 per person
 9 Days Northern Circuit$3900 per person
 
Rongai6  Days Rongai$3050 per person
 7  Days Rongai$3350 per person
 
Shira6 Days Shira$3050 per person
 7 Days Shira$3350 per person
 
Marangu5 Days Marangu$2700 per person
 6 Days Marangu$2950 per person
 
Umbwe6 Days Umbwe$2950 per person
 7 Days Umbwe$3200 per person
   

Specialist Routes

Crater Camp9 Days Lemosho Crater Camp$5200 per person
 11 Days Northern Circuit Crater Camp$5550 per person
 
Mountain Kilimanjaro Booking Form

Mountain Kilimanjaro Booking Form

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Our standard package includes the following:

  • 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.

  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

  • Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

  • Government taxes.

  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers)

  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls.

  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis  and Double Occupancy (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.

  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.

  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb

  • Portable toilet for the trek

  • Emergency evacuation cover by KILIMEDIA AIR  but the climber must have an insurance which cover up to 6000 meters above sea level.

  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)

  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

  • Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required MINISTRY OF TOURISM and KPAP.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

  • Private hikes can be arranged for individual climbers but additional fees would apply to arrange a private climb.

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

  • Flights and airport taxes

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Slepping bag
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen)

  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders) .

  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)

  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania

  • Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets

  • Meals and drinks not specified.

Costs of additional services:

  • Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $250

  • Extra day on the Mountain cost $350 per person.
  • Extra porter, for excess gear, $30 per day

  • Extra hotel night in Moshi, check in 11AM, check out 10AM, per double room $90

  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50

  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $20

  • Mount Meru climb (4 days/3 nights), cost $1200  per person

  • Safari in Ngorongoro Crater(3 days/2nights),cost $1550 for person(When 2 person travelling Together)

  • Materuni Waterfall (1 day trip) , cost $50 per person

  • Marangu Coffee Tour (1 day trip), cost $75 per person

Tipping Guideline

The guidelines for tipping are as follows:

  • Guide – $15 to $20 per day

  • Assistant Guide – $10 to 15 per day

  • Chef – $10 to $15 per day

  • Porters – $6 to $10 per day per porter

These tips are paid as a group rather than by each climber. For example, in a group of 5 climbers, each climber would contribute $4 – $6/day for the guide’s tip.

Book Your ethical  Kilimanjaro Climb

  • All our climbs are guaranteed Departure even if you are the only one who book the climb.
  • You will need to pay the US $300 per person, which is non-refundable. Still, it’s the lifetime deposit for your climb for reservation.
  • The rest of the money you will pay 30 days before your arrival date or have the monthly payment plan as you wish to afford this climb.

Your Life deposit is good for life!

Our Lifetime Deposit policy allows you to save your initial deposit (one per person, per confirmed tour) for an unlimited time, be it ten weeks or ten years. Put, We want to do the right thing by our travellers and ensure you can still take another trip if your plans have to change due to some circumstance example covid etc.

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