Many adventure enthusiasts around the world dream of conquering Africa’s peak, Mount Kilimanjaro standing 5895m high, offers one of the best destinations to hike and a must visit if you are set to conquer the 7 peaks of the world, The Kilimanjaro is relatively an expensive hike with prices ranging from 1180$ usd to over 4800$ usd making travelers around the world more cautious when choosing a deal, as most are focused on a great value & sustainable deal. However, in case of the Kilimanjaro a sustainable deal is not just the one agreed between the traveler & the agency, as some operator provide very low priced deals but this can leave behind a community of porters exploited, bear in mind porters do the hardest part in making your journey possible & mostly left behind exploited (paid less than the minimum required by law & left to survive of tips at the pity of clients). So to your benefit we will help travelers by providing (much needed closure) a breakdown of the cost of the hike so travelers have some idea of where the money goes & sustainable deals
Note: those who will opt for agencies with the lowest deals available should make sure their tips should not only rectify the wage unjust caused but also reward the hardest working group on the Kilimanjaro.
Cost breakdown of the Kilimanjaro hike
(direct costs associated with the hike)
3.Transport- transportation to & from the hike trail from & to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi, this cost is also variable (100 $ usd – 180 $ usd)
4.Food- total bill for your meals & the crew’s meals, this cost is variable from 215 $ usd
5.Vat (value added tax) – the added tax is a standard 18% on all products & services within the country
6.Add on – Some equipment such as a private toilet. we don’t consider a necessity & will provide them with extra payments. These add on can increase cost of your hike e.g. it will need an extra porter to carry the private toilet & of course added cost of equipment being used.
7.The company do incur administrative costs which can’t be directly traced to the cost (extra costs you will or can incur)
8.Tipping – after seeing the minimum wage & the breakdown of what you pay for it is now clearer that tipping is a necessity for the crew therefore becomes obligatory for the client however it won’t be enforced but it is greatly recommended (see more on Kilimanjaro tipping guideline & why) Note: tips will be provided directly to the crew by the client & are not included in the hike price.
9.Gear rental – you should expect to rent some gear if you are not fully equipped for the hike
From the above illustration we now hope you can see this guideline to help you understand more of Kilimanjaro hike prices.
Note: park fees can not under any circumstance be reduced, avoided or evaded. Other cost reductions will reduce quality of the service or a more practices exploitation of crew wages.
Kilimanjaro private & group tour prices per route & days
Group prices are only possible when you decide to join a group or if you are in a party of 3 or more
Note: Clients on a group of 3 & above do qualify for our Kilimanjaro group prices, even when they opt to do it privately in their party.
Note: days above reflect actual days on the mountain, price paid will include services that are provided on your day of arrival (day 0) & your day of departure.
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