Pricing

Pricing & Tipping

 Find pricing for Climbs & Transfer, Safari Pricing Info, Tipping Guidelines, & a Packing List below.  All pricing is in USD. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve got questions.

Climbing Prices Include:

  • All park entry fees
  • All camping and hut fees
  • Airport transfer (round trip)
  • 2 night hotel stay, before and after the climb at a Budget hotel.
  • All camping gears
  • Rescue fees
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • VAT
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
  • Free WiFi at the hotel
  • Mobile Communications
  • First Aid & Injury prevention kits
  • Boiled/Purified drinking water
  • Daily briefing
  • Sleeping pads
  • 30% discount on gear rental ( the discount applies for online shopping only)
  • Personal Summit Certificate stamped and signed by the National Park and your Guide
  • Dinner (local dish) + 2 Beers or Sodas After the climb to celebrate with the team

Climbing Prices Excludes:

  • International and local flight from to back home
  • Tips (Gratuity)  to guide and porters
  • Personal mountain gear (We offer high quality Gear Rental, see below for more info)

Additional Services

  • Mountain Gear Rental – Ascend Tanzania Clients receive a 30% Discount on all rental prices.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber – $200
  • Portable Private Toilet – $70
Kilimajaro Route 1 Climber 2 – 4 Climbers 5 + Climbers
Marangu (5 days) $1445 $1295 $1225
Marangu (6 days) $1650 $1490 $1420
Machame (6 days) $1750 $1590 $1520
Machame (7 days) $1945 $1780 $1710
Umbwe (6 days) $1765 $1605 $1535
Umbwe (7 days) $1960 $1795 $1725
Rongai (6 days) $1830 $1650 $1580
Rongai (7 days) $2025 $1860 $1790
Lemosho (7 days) $2045 $1880 $1810
Lemosho (8 days) $2245 $2055 $1985
Lemosho (9 days) $2445 $2245 $2175
 Mount Meru Itinerary  1 Climber 1 – 4 Climbers 5 + Climbers
Mount Meru 3 Days $910  $620 $570
Mount Meru 4 Days $1070  $740 $690

Mt. Meru Climbing Prices Include:

  • All park entry fees
  • All hut fees
  • Ranger fee
  • Rescue fees
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Meals (3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • VAT
  • English speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
  • Mobile Communications while on the mountain
  • First Aid & Injury prevention kits
  • Boiled/Purified drinking water
  • Daily briefing
  • Personal Summit Certificate stamped and signed by the National Park and your Guide

Mt. Meru Climbing Prices Excludes:

  • Tips (Gratuity)  to guide and porters
  • Personal mountain gear (We offer high quality Gear Rental)

Extra days on the mountain are charged at $220 per day.

Additional Services:

Tipping Guidelines

Those who have climbed Mt Kilimanjaro before know that without the hard work and strength of the mountain crew, one would not be able to fully experience the magnificence of the mountain. At Ascend Tanzania, we pay our crew more than the salary suggested by the Kilimanjaro National Park and Tanzania Tour Operator Association. However, many crew also heavily depend on tips to support their families. The following are recommended daily rates for the entire group to tip per staff member:

  • Senior guide – $20 – 30 / day
  • Assistant guide – $15 – 25 / day
  • Cook – $12 – 15 / day
  • Waiter – $10 – 12 /day
  • Porter – $8 – 10 / day
  • Summit porter – $12 – 15 / day
  • Toilet crew – $10 – 12 / day

In general for all Kilimanjaro routes except Marangu you will have:

  • 1 Climber: 1 senior guide, 1 cook and 3 porters
  • 2 Climbers: 1 senior guide, 1 assistant guide, 1 cook and 6 porters
  • 3 Climbers: 1 senior guide, 1 assistant guide, 1 cook and 9 porters
  • 4 Climbers: 2 senior guide, 1 assistant guide, 1 cook, 1 waiter and 9 porters

For Marangu you will have:

  • 1 senior guide and 1 cook for each 8 climbers
  • 1 additional assistant guide for each 3 Climbers
  • 2 Porters per climber

These are estimates and actual numbers may vary depending on the needs of the group. It is ideal to have a tipping ceremony with the climbers and crew on the last day on the mountain. Ideally tips should be given to the individual crew members directly to ensure the full amount of the tip is received.