What does a Kilimanjaro Climb Cost?
Twende Africa Tours Kilimanjaro Climb Cost By Route and Date
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Finding the right one is a balance. You don’t want to choose the cheapest outfit in town and sacrifice your safety. But you also don’t need the most expensive one to have a successful climb.
Check out what we recommend - and what’s included in a Twende Africa Tours Kilimanjaro package - to see what you should be getting for the price:
What’s included in the Kilimanjaro Climb Cost
Don’t forget to pre-arrange how you’ll be getting to the park. If you book with Twende Africa Tours, we will transfer you to and from the park gates in our own good vehicles, taking care of that part for you.
A Dedicated Kilimanjaro Local Guides, Chef and Porters
Twende Africa Tours, also includes 3–4 porters per climber. And they will carry 30 lbs of your personal gear.
Every company uses porters to carry climbers' bags and camp equipment. However, Twende Africa Tours hires more porters than other companies in order to carry extra safety gear and camp equipment. For example, for a group of 12 climbers, we will typically hire 35-40 porters, depending on the length of the trip. Smaller groups will have 3-4 porters per climber.
Twende Africa Tours is dedicated to paying a good wage to our valuable Twende Africa Tours guides, porters, and chefs, and this is factored into our Kilimanjaro climb cost.
Food Fit for Kings of the Mountain
If you think you’ll be living off granola bars and energy drinks while you hike Kilimanjaro, think again.
In a mountain first, Twende Africa Tours has partnered with the Culinary Institute of America to train our Kilimanjaro chefs on an ongoing basis. The "Institute" designs our menus with meals based on a mixture of European, Asian, and African cuisines. The meals are not only designed to meet your nutritional needs at high altitude, but they also taste delicious.
All your meals — from a midnight snack on your arrival night through lunch on your final day — are included in your cost to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Twende Africa Tours.
That’s hot breakfast, hot or picnic lunch, and hot dinner each day. Plus you’ll have as much purified water as you can drink on your climb.
We sit down to our meals in roomy all-weather dining tents equipped with tables, folding chairs, and gas lamps for warmth and lighting. If you have any special requirements, just let our team know. We'll arrange it with our chefs - you don’t have to worry.
With Twende Africa Tours, you’ll stay at one of our two delightful family-run hotels in Moshi for two nights (one before your climb and one after your victorious summit). The hotels are located close to the center of town, the Moshi market, unique shopping and local restaurants.
Our adventurers always say the staff and hospitality at the hotels are excellent.
And if you descend Kilimanjaro early, Twende Africa Tours, will provide one “extra” night’s stay in Moshi at our hotel - free of charge.
That includes providing custom designed:
Our kitchen tents are equipped with everything our cooks need for gourmet mountain meal preparation. Our aluminum dining tables have comfortable fold-up chairs with back and arm rests so you can relax in the warm glow provided by our propane gas lighting.
We’ll bring everything you need for water purification on the mountain so you’re always hydrated as well.
Don’t forget about using the restroom on your hike! Twende Africa Tours provides a private toilet tent, complete with a custom "throne" and a great view.
Twende Africa Tours guides use pulse oximeters, stethoscopes, rescue stretchers, oxygen regulators, cannulas and other medical devices. This is how we keep our climbers safe.
Twice a day, your guide will check your vitals and monitor your stats like blood oxygen saturation, resting pulse, and lung sounds. Twende Africa Tours guides will also record your acclimatization stats to assess how well you’re handling the altitude. We’ll check on you more often, if necessary, to make sure you reach the summit safely. As an added safety measure, our guides also carry along large oxygen tanks and a portable altitude chamber, in case it’s needed.
So now that you know what should be included in your Kilimanjaro climb cost — and you know everything about trekking Kilimanjaro like a true adventurist — it’s time to check out more details about the route that suits you best.
Peter was an excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable guide. I did the 6 day Machame tour with comfort and ease - thanks to Peter's reminders to go slow and his team's hard work to ensure camp was ready upon our arrival. Peter had great leadership qualities and clearly seems to know how to deal with diverse clients.
Peter Kinyaiya is an excellent guide. He lead our group of porters and trekkers up the Machame route. Every one of us made it to Uhuru Peak the summit of Kilimanjaro. Peter was always ready with a helping hand or encouraging words.
It was an awesome trekking trip. My friends and I took Machame Route. I was very impressed with the beauty of various vegetation and flora as well as the breathtaking scenes over the whole mountain massif. Although I could not summit the Uhuru Peak because of my stomach problem but all of my friends accomplished with their big smiles. Thank...
My friends and I were on the week of Kilimanjaro Marathon, some of our group run full marthon and myself half. This race is a great race. We started our jorney on that afternoon when we have finshed the run. With the excellent care and support from Twende Group, my friend and I reached the Uhuru Peak exactly the time of sunrise. What amazing view, we experience. This would be one of our impressive our memory. Safari on the last day, we met closely with all Big Five.Thank You !!! Twede Africa Team.
Machame Route We enjoyed every meter of this tour. Only the summit night was very hard. But Peter and Richi motivated us again and again and pole pole we reached the Stella Point. Here we experienced the most beautiful sunrise of our life. The last part of way up to Uhuru Peak was just fantastic. Walk through the snow, gaze at the giant glaciers and see the destination in front. We were so happy! Thanks to Peter from Twende Africa Tours and his whole team. They have made it possible for us to realize our dream.
Peter was an excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable guide. I did the 6 day Machame tour with comfort.VIEW MORE
Peter Kinyaiya is an excellent guide. He lead our group of porters and trekkers up the Machame.VIEW MORE
It was an awesome trekking trip. My friends and I took Machame Route. I was very impressed with the beauty.VIEW MORE
My friends and I were on the week of Kilimanjaro Marathon, some of our group run full marthon.VIEW MORE
Machame Route We enjoyed every meter of this tour. Only the summit night was very hard.VIEW MORE