What Is The Kilimanjaro Climb Cost For USA Citizens?

Kilimanjaro Climb Cost For USA Citizens – $2000/ $3000/ $4000/ $5000. Which one is the best price to start Kilimanjaro Climbing as a USA Traveller? So what is the real Kilimanjaro Climb Cost and what are the things you need to consider during your Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro if you are a USA citizen?

The long answer is – Climb Kilimanjaro Cost USA  depends on the various factors listed below. The short answer which you probably are looking for – it’s on average $3500$4000 for USA citizens with Jerry Tanzania Tours. So let’s have a look in the various details – what are the factors that amount to that sum:

Factors Cost
Climb Operator $2000 – $2500
Flights $900
Visa $100
Vaccines $100
Tipping $200
Rental Gear $100
Insurance $100

The following factors influence your Climb Kilimanjaro Cost to let’s have a look:

Choose the Right Kilimanjaro Climb Operator

The first and the most important thing to consider would be your climb operator, which is normally in the range of $2000 – $3000. So two factors influence the cost here,

Duration of the trip: The vast majority of routes take six to 10 days. As a rule of thumb an additional day costs between $200 to $300

Type of Tour Operator: Anything that is priced below $2000 we would classify as a budget operator, everything between $2000-$3500 would be considered mid-range or value for money operator, and anything above would be a luxury operator.


Cost of Flights to-from (The USA to Tanzania)

So wherever you are flying from, flights would be more or less expensive, on average I would say it costs around $900.

Did you know?

The most popular flight routes from the United States to Kilimanjaro are Miami to Kilimanjaro, Houston to Kilimanjaro.

The fastest flight from the United States to Kilimanjaro is from New York City to Kilimanjaro, with an average flight time of 18h 45m.

The cost of flights from various locations in the USA to Kilimanjaro includes:

  • San Francisco (SFO) to Arusha (JRO) $750
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Arusha (JRO) $900

To book affordable flights visit: https://www.cheapflights.com/book-flights-online/  

Tips For Booking Inexpensive Flights From The USA:

  1. Set fare alerts  
  2. Identify the cheapest place to travel
  3. Make Use of flight points
  4. Be flexible with travel dates 
  5. Go for local airlines
  6. Use incognito when searching for flights
  7. If possible, make payment in a currency cheaper than the Indian rupee
  8. Book your flights well in advance 
  9. Compare and buy flight tickets 
  10. When booking connecting flights, do it yourself
  11. Book on the cheapest day 

Visa Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro For USA Citizens

The Kilimanjaro Visa Cost for USA citizens is $100; the reason being visas for USA citizens is valid for 12 months. Jerry Tanzania Tours suggests you apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar).

To apply for a visa online you are required to fill in the online form, make a payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be then internally reviewed and processed.

The following documents are required for applying for a Visa online:

  • A completed visa application form, signed by the applicant
  • The actual passport, valid for at least six (6) months
  • Two (2) passport-sized, color photographs, recently taken
  • Flight itinerary, ticket, or tour operator package receipt
  • For minors (under age 18) traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian,
    • a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel
    • a copy of the minor’s ID
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination (if applicable)
  • Payment of the prescribed application fee
  • A prepaid, self-addressed envelope to facilitate the return of passport by the most secure mail
    • Be sure you can track it.
    • FedEx and UPS are accepted.

Tip: We suggest you make two copies of all of your travel documents in case of an emergency and leave one with a trusted friend or relative.

Cost of Medical Precautions (Vaccines for USA citizens)

Medical Precautions are essential for Kilimanjaro. It’s important to get the right vaccinations and malaria tablets to travels to Tanzania. On average it costs around $100. We advise you to book an appointment with your GP or your local travel clinic to get advice.

The following vaccinations are recommended to get or keep up-to-date with when traveling:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Typhoid

Malaria is spread by anopheles mosquito bites, which don’t live at high altitude.

Kilimanjaro Tipping Cost for USA citizens

It’s quite a universal custom on Kilimanjaro to tip your mountain crew, and people tip on average around $250. That might seem like a lot, but you have to consider that or every climber there are five crew members. So if you are climbing in a group of 6 people the crew member if 30.

Here’s an average of tipping scales on Kilimanjaro:

  • Guide $15–$30 per day
  • Assistant Guides $10–$20 per day
  • Cooks $10–$15 per day
  • Porters $5–$10 per day

Cost of Rental Gears for USA Travellers During Kilimanjaro Climb

It depends on what you already have so if you are already well-equipped for climbing, it might be less, but on average people pay around $100 to rent a particular gear in Tanzania. The three most expensive items are:

  • Good hiking boots,
  • High-quality, four-season sleeping bags, and (already included in your tour package)
  • warm down jacket – $40

To know the complete details explore our Kilimanjaro Packing List here.

Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance Cost For USA Citizens

Regular travel insurance doesn’t cover you for Climbing Kilimanjaro, so you need special insurance, and make sure it covers around 6000 meters, and costs around $100. Something to bear in mind is that travel insurance is not only important, but it’s also mandatory if you are climbing with a reputable Kilimanjaro operator,

We advise you to purchase Travel insurance for your Kilimanjaro trek as it protects you from accidents and unforeseen circumstances you’d never dream of happening on your once-in-a-lifetime trek.

Make sure your travel insurance covers you for the following:

  • Hospital Costs and medical expenses for illnesses or injuries
  • Evacuation
  • High altitude trekking (not mountaineering)
  • Baggage loss
  • Trip cancellation and interruption
  • Airfare cancellation

The importance of Travel insurance is that it can also protect your investment before you even depart for your trip.


Choose Jerry Tanzania Tours for a fantastic and affordable Kilimanjaro climb

Of all the great guide services that you can avail on Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro guides of Jerry Tanzania Tours are simply the best. With a high success rate of 96%, we provide the supreme of services on the mountain.

Our Kilimanjaro Porters are highly dedicated and carry your luggage up the summit and assist you constantly throughout the trip.

To get a more holistic view of the Climb Kilimanjaro Cost USA, contact our travel experts right away! 

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