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How Much Does It Cost To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro?

Start Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing to soak in its breathtaking views and the fascinating sights and sounds along the journey for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The journey is invaluable and is without a doubt an irresistible climb for trekkers. But everyone who arrives here in the hope of getting to the top expects to find the least expensive and the most thrilling journey uphill. Cost is a primary factor for this expedition and it pays to thoroughly research and find the best option. Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Cost for a successful summit varies between $1000 to $4000.

Availing an experienced and reliable Mount Kilimanjaro Travel Guide should be your priority since the goal is to not just reach the top but to do it safely and have fun along the way. The most important thing to remember is that you cannot hire the cheapest one since all guide services charge a minimum fee for equipment, food, and for organizing the group. By choosing a cheap service, you are not only endangering your safety but are also missing the comfort and fun that a good guide service will provide. More than 200 licensed guide services operate at Mount Kilimanjaro and it’s crucial that you choose wisely.

Tour Operators:

No matter how much they try to convince you, it’s the best to stay away from the cheapest Kilimanjaro Tour Operators. Save yourself from an arduous and unsuccessful summit by choosing a medium budget but reliable tour operator. The best tour operators hire experienced local guides and are well-trained in all aspects of mountain climbing. They also advise you on deciding whether you would like a private climb, or a group climb after considering your budget and preferences. Tour operators that guarantee safety and use certified equipment are recommended.

Average Kilimanjaro Hike Cost ranges between £1500 – £2800. But the most expensive guides are not always the best since some of them may try to rip you off in exchange for a poorly organized summit. You will find small, medium, and large operators that may be owned by local groups or international organizations. Although there may be variations in the services and pricing of large, internationally owned operators; all tour guides at Mount Kilimanjaro provide similar services and utilize identical equipment. So, it’s vital that you thoroughly understand the difference and know what you’re paying for.

Flights to Kilimanjaro:

Where is Mount Kilimanjaro?

The Kilimanjaro Airport is situated 210 miles away from Kilimanjaro National Park and caters to 24 airlines that fly to 11 cities nonstop. It’s also 42 kilometres away from the mountain town of Moshi and 50 kilometres from Arusha. Mount Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park. The average budget for flights to Kilimanjaro is £600 ($900) and may be higher for American travellers. Direct flights from America to Africa are rare. It’s also advisable to book two-way flights well in advance since you need to prepare well to fly to Africa. The most convenient and affordable flight to Kilimanjaro is via a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam.

KLM is the best flight to Kilimanjaro, but other alternatives include Kenyan Airways, Ethiopian Airways, British Airways, South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and the Turkish Airlines.

To know more about Mount Kilimanjaro, go through the blog “Is There Any Easiest And Shortest Route For Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing?”

Visa for Tanzania:

Visa for Tanzania is obtained from any one of the Tanzanian Diplomatic Missions. If you’re travelling from the US, you can either take a visa in advance or take it on arrival. Visa applications need to be lodged at the Tanzania Mission in the visitor’s country.

A Tanzanian Visa is only pre-entry clearance and does not act as definite permission for entry into the country. Visa holders should successfully clear immigration and enter the country. British passport holders are required to obtain either a Tourist Visa or a Business Visa for Tanzania. Visitors from Botswana, Hong Kong, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Gambia, Kenya, Malaysia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Leshoto, Mozambique, and Uganda are eligible for free visa into Tanzania. A Diplomatic or Consulate Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania will issue Visa in one Business day. Visa on arrival can be obtained at Dar es Salaam International Airport, Zanzibar International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and the Namanga Entry Point. The minimum cost for a Visa to Tanzania is $30-$50 and may go up to $100 from the US.

Vaccinations and Medications:

  • Tanzania is home to the Zika Virus and visitors from across the globe are advised to take precautionary measures to counter this deadly infection. Protection against Zika includes preventing mosquito bites and using condoms.
  • Hepatitis A and Typhoid is rampant in Tanzania and you need to guard against these diseases with vaccinations. Apart from these, routine vaccines including Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Varicella, Polio, and a yearly flu shot are recommended.
  • Vaccinations against Cholera, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies, and Yellow Fever can also be taken with the advice of your doctor.
  • There is danger of contracting Dengue and Chikungunya as well so gear up with repellents, nets, and antimalarial to guard against mosquitoes.

    Carry a first aid kit along with essential supplies for emergencies always. Some medications that will prove to be useful in Tanzania include Aspirin, Antibacterial Ointments, Antibiotics, Antidiarrheal, Antihistamines, Anti-Inflammatory drugs, and Anti-Malarial Pills.

    Allocate a budget of £80 or $150 for Vaccinations and Medicines.

    Clothes, Equipment, and Kit:

    Packing for Kilimanjaro is the single most important task before you can think of getting to the top. You need to plan each detail of your trek and pack the most essential items.

  • Clothing: You can’t compromise on choosing the right clothing that will adapt to 4 different climactic zones on Mount Kilimanjaro. Layering is a useful tactic to adjust to weather changes. Layer clothing starting from underwear, base layer, trekking shorts and trousers, an Insulation layer, and a Core Jacket.
  • Headgear: Headgear is the next most important thing you need to carefully plan for your Kili climb. Essential headgear includes Hat with neck cover, Headband, Neck Band, Headlamp, and Sunglasses.
  • Gloves: Inner Gloves and Outer Gloves are required for protecting your hands against the biting cold and harsh conditions.
  • Footwear: Hiking Boots, Trainers or Trekking Sandals, Trekking and Thermal Socks, and Gaiters are essential for your feet. Your footwear will determine how well you climb and how fast you climb so make sure you purchase high-quality, comfortable footwear and break in to them at least a week before you begin your ascent.
  • Trekking Poles, Duffle Bags, and Day packs, along with Sleeping Bags make vital components of your kit. Other equipment will most probably be provided by your trekking guide. The minimum budget allocation for clothes, equipment, and kit should be £300 (or $500).

    Operator Climber Fees:

    The entry fee for the Kilimanjaro National Park is $60 per person. You also need to pay a $1 fee as Guide and Porter fee during entry. Other charges include a Rescue Fee of $20 per person and a Camping Fee of $50 per night.

    Operator Guide and Porter Fees:

    Guides cost $20 per day and Assistant Guides cost $15 per day. Porters charge $10 per day for their services.

    Average Tip Amounts:

    Guides accept between $90 and $130 as tip and Assistant Guides accept between $60 and $90. Average tips awarded to cooks range between $60 and $90 and waiters accept between $45 to $65. Tips for Porters can cost you between $35 and $55 each.

    Estimated cost of accommodation before and after the climb is $160. Estimated cost of safety add-ons for climbing is $40/climber and climbing comfort will cost you an additional $50/climber. Estimated Indirect taxes is $60/climber and average amortization costs are $50/climber. Approximate costs per climber in the Tanzania climbing industry is $55.

    So book your climb Kilimanjaro with us by dropping your inquiry email at info@wildrootsafaris.com and cover a dreamed trip in reality.

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