Climbing Kilimanjaro cost implication should be considered when planing your attempt on Kilimanjaro. This article is trying to point out some cost that you should think about before coming to Tanzania. Please feel free to ask any question if you are unsure about costs. The average cost of Kilimanjaro trekking packages differ depending on route selected, group size, number of days on Kilimanjaro & so on therefore, you can still have cheap Kilimanjaro climb.
Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost that you Should Consider:-
How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro? This is the obvious question you should ask, bellow are some outlines of things to put in consideration when planning your trip to Tanzania.
Flights. Getting to Kilimanjaro airport.
This needs a significant amount of your total Kilimanjaro climbing cost however, it will depends on where you are.
We mostly advice your international flight to land at Kilimanjaro international airport this will avoid extra cost for domestic flight. Many hikers with connecting flights they fly to Amsterdam and catch KLM flight straight to Kilimanjaro, some fly into Addis Ababa or Nairobi and then to Kilimanjaro.
This can be obtain at Tanzanian embassy in your country or on arrival at Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam international airport or at the border. Tanzania high commission advise to apply this prior arrival as they deserve the right to deny you a visa on arrival. We therefore, advice to apply & purchase your visa at Tanzanian embassy in your country before departure, this will avoid some inconveniences of queuing upon arrival at the airport. Cost for visa is $100 for American & Irish citizen non American & Irish is $50.
Medication & Vaccination
Most visitors will need yellow fever vaccination card to enter Tanzania the cost is not more than $100. You may also need some other vaccination like polio and others, some trekkers are taking malaria tabs but you don’t need them on Kilimanjaro as no mosquitoes surviving at the high altitude. For trekking you may use your doctors prescription but you may need some Dimox, pain killers as well as the first aid kit.
Kilimanjaro Packages & Prices 2019/2020
Majority of climbers book their Kilimanjaro climbing tour well in advance through reliable Tour Operators. The package price can be all-inclusive that means all transfers & accommodation before and after trekking & all mountain expenses except tips. At back to Africa safaris we are very flexible with bookings & we always give prices that shows the inclusive and exclusive. The trekking cost vary depending on route selected, group size and number of days.
Kilimanjaro Trekking Itinerary and Prices
Prices range from $ 2450 to $ 1570. per person including VAT
Kilimanjaro Climbing Gear Checklist
It is more advisable to buy the right gears for Kilimanjaro trekking. Our check list for gears are as bellow:
For Head: You will need, sun hat, warm hat, sun glass, sun block, head lamp, balaclava & buff.
Upper Body: 4 Thermo (long fleece), 2 T-shirts, 1 down jacket, 1 rain jacket, wind breaker jacket, & a pair of gloves with liner.
Lower Body: 3 long under wear, 1 rain trouser, 2 warm trouser, hiking boot & gaiters, 6 pairs of Socks.
Others are: Camp shoes, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, bottles of water at least 3 liters (Camel bag) walking poles, a day pack & big duffel bag (North Face Product is the best), toiletries, personal first aid kit & small towel. Your budget can be between ($ 800 to $580).
Tipping for Crew (Guides, Potters & chef) When Compiling Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost
Guides, chef and potters will be working hard to make sure you climbing tour goes smoothly & successfully. The tip that you give after the climb goes straight to support their families left for a week. However, tip is a thank you please tips what you are comfortable with. If you can afford it pay more than the standard. Our tip clue is from $ 25 to 30 per day for head guide, $ 15 to $20 per day for assistant guide & chef & from $8 to $10 per day for potters (please tipp what you are comfortable with). The number of crew depends on group size 2 person can have at least 11 Crew. According to Kilimanjaro national Park rules and regulation each porter should carry only 20 kg, we therefore advice to leave things that you may not use during the trekking. More information will be provided during the briefing.
It is inevitable to spend money when staying in a hotel before and after trekking, you may think about miscellaneous expenses of $150 to $200.
For climbing Kilimanjaro cost please ask as many questions as you can, our Kilimanjaro climbing experts will be there to assist you.
We are 100% local tour company based in Arusha Tanzania with intensive knowledge and experience in climbing & trekking. Please call or drop us a message on Whatsup no: +255 767 014 500 / 768 286 109.