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Kilimanjaro Porters

Guide Description

Kilimanjaro Porters are like the supporting cast alongside you performing the most vital role in the so called play of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! Truly speaking you cannot imagine completing the summit without the help of these hard working people – who are the real heroes serving the climbers of the roof of Africa.

The Porters play a key role in trekking Kilimanjaro as they dedicatedly climb with the trekkers carrying their essential bag packs. The minimum legal age should be 18 and the maximum age should be 45 of Kilimanjaro Porters.

The Kilimanjaro Guides and Porters are the most important part of the summit climb. Without their assistance it is not possible to reach the Uhuru peak successfully. Previously porters used to suffer a lot as many trekking companies would not care to pay them. The only way of their income was the tip from the trekkers.

It is very essential to learn How Much Can Porters Carry on Kilimanjaro? This is because their exploitation that is prominent among many local tour operators must be prevented. Earlier they used to carry a lot of weight, usually, one porter used to carry the total luggage of a climber. However, after the initiation of KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) the life of porters is more stable.

KPAP is a non-profit organization that works for the rights of Kilimanjaro Porters. As per the rule now, no Kilimanjaro Porters will carry more than 20kg the weight of trekkers and 5-6 kg is their own. Total can be 25-26kg.

We always request our trekkers or others even who are looking for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to avoid very cheap packages. Till now when the trekkers book cheap packages porters’ salary gets cut off. Honestly, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has been made so easy with the dedicated efforts of these porters. And Kilimanjaro without Porters is impossible to summit.

Another Kilimanjaro FAQ is about the weight limit of the porters on the mountain. We allocate all hikers with one porter each who carries their duffel bag, tents and food from one camp to another. There is a weight limit of 20kg per duffel bag office on the gear of each hiker to be carried up the summit. We advise you not to stuff more than 15-20 kilograms into your bag as you know that packing those extra items means someone else is suffering.

Many tour operators who are not part of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) have exhausted the limits of these porters and there are many tragic heart wrenching stories of the exploitation of these porters. It is therefore necessary to hire the right company like Snow Africa Adventures that looks after the well-being and safety of its employees in mind.

The Kilimanjaro Porters Campaign of crowd funding started by KPAP can only be achieved by the help of the climbers. Therefore the trekkers are requested to provide small Gifts for Porters Kilimanjaro to support their living. Not just KPAP but there are many Kilimanjaro Porters Welfare organisations working towards the basic rights of the porters.

Now you must be pondering – How Much Should You Tip Porters On Kilimanjaro? It is upon you how much you wish to tip the porters depending upon your level of satisfaction of their service. Usually Kilimanjaro Porter Tips range from US$6-$10 per porter per day at the end of each day.

Most people ask the operators to cut down the numbers of Kilimanjaro Porters to save money. It is an awful decision to take as a porter’s charge is less than a food bill of the trekker. We at Snow Africa, we charge our Clients reasonable prices to afford pay porters great wages as recommend by Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).

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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


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