Climbing Kilimanjaro

You are most likely reading this site as you’ve decided to climb Kilimanjaro. Congrats! That is great news. Many people opt to climb Kilimanjaro unacquainted with the financial costs from the adventure. Below I’ve lay out the seven main costs that you will probably pay for.


Addressing Tanzania can be fairly pricey depending on where you are soaring from. A lot of people fly into Addis Ababa or Nairobi and then capture a connecting journey to Kilimanjaro. Climbers from European countries can fly directly into Kilimanjaro International from Amserdam. No matter where you are traveling in from I would budget $1,200 for plane tickets. Often your plane tickets are included inside your tour deal – see below

Tour package

Tour plans range with regards to the number of days you may spend Climbing Kilimanjaro and the road you choose. Plans range between 5 day treks to 10 day treks across 6 different routes. we recommend a 6 day trek if you want to go budget as it has an acclimatization day which rises your likelihood of achieving the summit. For a 6 day trip we’d budget $1,500 (or with plane tickets $2,700). This typically includes transfers and a nighttime in a hotel before and after your climb.


You will likely require a visa for Tanzania. Budget $100


You will need to show a Yellow Fever vaccination card on arrival into Kilimanjaro International. You might wish to acquire other vaccinations (Hep A etc). and malaria tablets.


You will require various equipment for your climb including layered clothing with a high quality outer jacket, quality hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, a duffel bag to transport your gear, walking poles and a headlamp. I would budget $1000 for equipment.

Tips for courses and porters

Tipping of guides and porters is standard on the mountain. This business work difficult for very little pay. The tips that they earn from their climbing guests are very important. Standard tipping rate is approximately $200 per climbing for your climbing support team


Miscellaneous expenses such as food in your hotel before and after the climb do rack up. I’d budget another $200 for miscellaneous expenses