01 Aug

The Total Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro – Estimating The Complete Budget For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

By Jerry Tanzania Tours

Total Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro

The estimate of the Total Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro is $5,000 (£3,500) approximately. There is no need to be terrified as the cost estimates are a careful calculation of the practical factors that affect your Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost. We will tell you why!

The following are the 8 major factors that affect the Kilimanjaro Climb Cost that often goes miscalculated and you must consider them while planning for Kilimanjaro Climbing.

Travelling to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) $1,300

The most significant amount of your complete Kilimanjaro Climb Cost depends on your international flight expenses.

It is advisable to keep your arrival & departure point – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to avoid extra cost for any domestic flights. The costs of these flights start from $500 and increase up to $1500 depending on the city, country or continent you are traveling from. It impacts the Total Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro to a great extent.

“Budget at least $1,300 (£900) for flights”
  • Airlines Flying To Kilimanjaro International Airport – Air Tanzania, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airway, Condor, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, and Ethiopian Airways
  • Kilimanjaro Flights from the USA – The cost approximately is US$2000 from the West Coast, dramatically lower US$1100 from the East Coast.
  • Kilimanjaro Flights from Europe– average cost ranges from €700 to €450

As you can see several airlines and flights are operating from Kilimanjaro Airport to the USA and Europe. We advise you to book directly through the airlines to save some costs and be on the safe side.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Travel Packages ($2,500)

You will come across numerous packages that promise you high acclimatization and a high success rate on Mount Kilimanjaro. Jerry Tanzania Tours, however, has selected the best route and package choices that will not just help you acclimatize well but also guarantee you a 90% success rate. Here’s why:

The 6-Days Marangu Route (Price $1650)

Famously known as the “Coca Cola route” – the Marangu Route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. It is considered the easiest route as the ascent on this Kilimanjaro Route is constant and moderate with only the final leg to the summit slightly more challenging.

Marangu is the only route that offers communal sleeping huts, equipped with beds and mattresses at every overnight site. The Marangu Route uses the same ascent and descent route. It is also the shortest route to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Kilimanjaro Climb Cost is least for this route.

The 7-Days Machame Route (Price $1730)

Among the many Climbing, Mount Kilimanjaro Packages is the 7-day climbing tour on Machame which is the most popular route in the mountains. It is also the most beautiful and most popular Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Tours. This route is suitable for more exploratory hikers who wish for an added physically demanding climb. You will be mesmerized by its stunning views of Mount Meru, Shira Ridge and Kibo summit and the lush rainforest, moorland and alpine desert.

The 8-Days Lemosho Route (Price $1910)

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route which is regarded as the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro is a terrific experience. This route offers numerous panoramic views of various sides of the mountain. Leading to the spectacular Shira Plateau, avoiding the crowds this route offers great acclimatization in the 8-day tour increasing your chances of reaching the top!

Budget $2,500 (£2,000) for all-inclusive 7 or 8-day trek package (excludes flights) and significantly impacts the Total Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route which is regarded as the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro is a terrific experience. This route offers numerous panoramic views of various sides of the mountain. Leading to the spectacular Shira Plateau, avoiding the crowds this route offers great acclimatization in the 8-day tour increasing your chances of reaching the top!

Budget $2,500 (£2,000) for all-inclusive 7 or 8-day trek package (excludes flights) and significantly impacts the Total Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanian Visa Cost For Climbing Kilimanjaro ($50-$100)

Tanzania Visa

You can obtain a Tanzania visa at the Tanzanian embassy in your country or Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam international airport. You can also obtain your Tanzania Visa at the border upon arrival if you are traveling through overseas travel. It is, however, advisable by the Tanzania high commission to apply for a visa before arrival as they deserve the right to deny you a visa on arrival.

Your Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost does not include your visa expenses. You can purchase your visa beforehand at the cost of $50-$100 to avoid any inconveniences & queuing at the airport upon arrival. The Tanzanian visa cost for the US is $100 for American and North Korean citizens. Tanzania Visa cost for UK and citizens of other countries, it is $50.

Budget $50 (£30)

Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance ($50-$100)

You will be climbing thousands of feet above the ground, under dangerous circumstances. It is therefore advisable to buy your travel insurance that covers the following:

  • Cancellations and delays
  • Overseas medical and hospital expenses
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Travel documents, credit cards, and traveler’s cheques
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess
  • Luggage and personal effects
  • Personal liability cover
  • Cruise cover

Your travel insurance must cover at least the above points. Your travel insurance is not included in the Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

Budget $50-$100

Vaccinations and medications For Climbing Kilimanjaro ($150)

You will require taking several vaccinations before entering Tanzania. This includes Yellow fever vaccines, anti-malarial medications, and vaccines against Rabies, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B. These are not inclusive of your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

Yellow fever vaccination card costs more than $100. You must use a doctor’s prescription before trekking to take Diamox, pain killers, and carry a first aid kit before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Budget $150 (£100)

Equipment For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Buy $800/Rent $60

Equipment and Kit help you achieve maximum success rate while Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. They assist you immensely in Kilimanjaro Climbing. You, therefore, need to either carry this equipment with you to Mount Kilimanjaro or rent it from us at affordable prices.

Layered clothing, walking poles, and extreme weather sleeping bag, and duffel bag, and daypack, good quality hiking boots, a headlamp, and insulated water bottles are some of the equipment you require for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours.

Budget $800 (£600) to get fully kitted, less if you already own equipment (i.e. hiking boots, sleeping bag, etc.)

Tipping guides and porters During Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro $300

Tipping on Kilimanjaro is not compulsory but customary ritual. You are expected to tip the Kilimanjaro Crew as it has been done for ages.  In the country may people struggle to make the ends meet in terms of financial situation and it is a gesture of gratitude towards them for their hard work in assisting you for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

The following are the details of various guidelines that you can follow while tipping your crew members.

  • Guides: 20 USD per guide per day, to be divided by all climbers (minimum according to KPAP: 12 USD)
  • Cooks: 15 USD per cook per day, to be divided by all climbers (minimum according to KPAP: 10 USD)
  • Porters: 10 USD per porter per day, to be divided by all climbers (minimum according to KPAP: 6 USD)

In Terms Of Climbing Kilimanjaro Packages

  • 6-day climb: Expect to tip anything between EUR 125 – 170 or USD 140 – 190
  • 7-day climb: Expect to tip anything between EUR 170 – 200 or USD 190 – 225
  • 8-day climb: Expect to tip anything between EUR 190 – 230 or USD 220 – 265
  • 9-day climb: Expect to tip anything between EUR 215 – 260 or USD 245-295
Budget $300 (£250). Tipping charges are exclusive of your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.

Miscellaneous expenses During Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro $200

You may buy some snacks, food items, or tend to stay for longer duration at hotels than planned before. Although these circumstances are uncertain but most likely if they appear, they are inevitable. Therefore we have added some extra expenses that will affect your Kilimanjaro Climbing Cost. Some of the additional costs may include:

  1. Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50
  2. Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $20
  3. Extra porter, for excess gear, $30 per day
  4. Extra hotel night in Moshi, check-in 11 AM, check out 10 AM, per double room $180
  5. Safari in Ngorongoro Crater(3 days/2nights), cost $1470 for the person(When 2 person traveling together)
  6. Materuni Waterfall (1-day trip), cost $50 per person
  7. Marangu Coffee Tour (1-day trip), cost $75 per person
  8. Mount Meru climb (4 days/3 nights), cost $1052  per person
Budget $200 (£150) estimations are approximate and are subject to change.

The Total Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost $5,000 (£3,500)

As you have already gone through the details of the Cost to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro and what factors determine the cost, you must be now clear why the costs vary significantly and may increase or decrease with the choice or size of your itinerary. The Total Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro is anywhere from $4000-$6000 and varies with the type of packages you choose.

Whether you choose budget climbs, mid-range climb, or luxury climb packages, Jerry Tanzania Tours provides you excellent services at the best prices.

For more such relevant information contact travel advisers of Jerry Tanzania Tours Today!

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Jerry Tanzania Tours is one of the no 1 reputable operators on Mount Kilimanjaro, leading over 1000 climbs and guiding 2,000 people every year. We do what we state and are focused on our customers. Because of which we endeavour to push our limits and surpass their desire by giving them the best climbing experience. Won't you join us on the Roof of Africa?

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