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 traveling to Tanzania. Please feel free to ask question if you are not sure about Kilimanjaro cost. Cost for affordable Kilimanjaro trekking packages differs depending on route selected, number of person (group size), days of trekking & so on, therefore, you can still have a cheap Kilimanjaro climb.
Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost That You Should Consider:-
How much does it cost to climb Mount 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 on your total Kilimanjaro climbing cost however, it will depend on where you are.
We advice your arrival & departure point to be at Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) this will avoid extra cost for some domestic flights if arriving or departing at other airport. Many hikers with connecting flights fly to Amsterdam for KLM flights which fly straight to Kilimanjaro, some fly into Addis Ababa or Nairobi and then to Kilimanjaro.
Visa can be obtain at Tanzanian embassy in your country or at Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam international airport or at the border upon arrival however, Tanzania high commission advise to apply for visa 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 & queuing at the airport upon arrival. Cost for Tanzanian 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 mosquito 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.
To plan well your Kilimanjaro trekking advance booking through reliable Tour Operator is highly advised. The package price can be all-inclusive which means all transfers and accommodation before and after trekking and all Mountain expenses except tips.
When booking with Back to Africa Safaris that means cheap as there is no middleman & no agent commission. We are very flexible with bookings & our package shows inclusive and exclusive.
Affordable Kilimanjaro Packages & Prices 2023-24
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 or you can browse on our page: Kilimanjaro Packing List
For Head: You will need, sun hat, warm hat, sun glass, sun block, head lamp, balaclava or 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 Your Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost
Guides, chef and potters will be working hard to make sure your 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 thanks giving so please tip what you are comfortable with & if you wish you can tip more than the standard. Our tips clue is from $ 20 to 25 per day for head guide, $ 15 to $20 per day per person for assistant guide & chef & from $8 to $10 per day per potter.
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 trekking. More information will be given during the briefing.
It is inevitable to spend money when staying at hotel/lodge before and after trekking therefore, you may think about miscellaneous expenses of $150 to $200.
For climbing Kilimanjaro cost please ask as many questions as you can, as our Kilimanjaro experts are always there 24 hours to assist you.
We are 100% local Tour Operator based in Arusha Tanzania with intensive knowledge and experience in climbing & trekking tours. Please feel free to call or drop us a message on Whatsup no: +255 767 014 500 / 768 286 109.