FACT ABOUT KILIMANJARO PRICE
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Due to its popularity, and high charges from the Government, it is not cheap to climb Kilimanjaro. Some people searching for the cheap cost, however before you pay for any company which promises cheap, make sure to research the expenses covers your trip.
Below is the break down of some of the payments for your climb.
Entrance fee/Conservation fees $70 per day
- 5 Days climber will pay $70×5= $350
- 6 Days climber will pay $70×6= 420
- 7 Days climber will pay $70×7= $490
- 8 Days climber will pay $70×8= 560
Hut Fee $60 per Night for Marangu Route
- 4 Night climber will pay $60×4= $240
- 5 Night climber will pay $60×5= $300
Camping Fee $50 per Night (Machame, Lemosho, Umbwe, Rongai)
- 4 Night climber will pay $50×4= $200
- 5 Night climber will pay $50×5= $250
- 6 Night climber will pay $50×6= $300
- 7 Night climber will pay $50×7= $350
Rescue Fee $20 per the whole trip, paid once (Must be paid)
Crew Fee $2 per person for the whole trip (number depend with group size)
All these fees must be included VAT which is 18%
The direct fee paid to the Government to obtain the permit for 6 Days Marangu route for 1 client
- Entrance fee $70 x 6 = $420
- Hut fee $60 x 5 = $300
- Rescue fee $20 x 1 = $20
- Crew Fee $2 x 5 = $10
- Sub Total $750
- VAT 18% $135
GRAND TOTAL = $885
The direct fee paid to the Government to obtain the permit for 7 Days Machame route for 1 client
- Entrance fee $70 x 7 = $490
- Hut fee $50 x 6 = $300
- Rescue fee $20 x 1 = $20
- Crew Fee $2 x 7 = $14
- Sub Total $824
- VAT 18% $148.32
GRAND TOTAL = $972.32
How many porters, guides and cooks you will need for your Kilimanjaro trip?
The number of crew depending on the group size and the route (camping/hut). Normally one client needs 1 guide, 1 cook and 3-4 porters.
But from 6-9 tourists the number of cooks becomes two.
Below is the number of guides according to the regulation of Kilimanjaro National Park
1 TOURIST need 1 GUIDE
2-4 TOURISTS need 2 GUIDES ( 1 head guide and 1 assistant guide)
5 TOURISTS need 3 GUIDES (1 head guide and 2 assistant guides)
6-7 TOURISTS need 4 GUIDES (1 head guide and 3 assistant guides)
7-9 TOURISTS need 5 GUIDES ( 1 head guide and 4 assistant guides)
- Head Guide $20 per day
- Assistant Guide $15 per day
- Cook $15 per day
- Assistant Cook $12 per day
- Porters $10 per day
These are just some of the direct cost which associated in your Kilimanjaro climb however, there are many other indirect costs for example food to be used on the mountain for the whole trip, transportation and accommodation.
Remember cheap is expensive, avoid cheap outfitters if you need a successful climb and quality service.