Kilimanjaro climb price

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro costs and prices are described below. How does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro confuses many tourists due to lack of consistence of pricing. There is big difference on price cost to trek Kilimanjaro between local Tour Operators and International Travel Agents.
This confusion comes due to lack of proper information. Understand price cost to hike Kilimanjaro is just simple; just follow the below table to check the price as per group.


All packages valid from 01 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

Standard packages
RoutesDetailsGroup size
1 Climber2–3 Climbers4–5 Climbers
5 Day Marangu Route
Including Tanzania VAT
5 day / 4 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 1 673 p/p$ 1 416 p/p$ 1 416 p/p
6 Day Marangu Route
Including Tanzania VAT
6 day / 5 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 1 908 p/p$ 1 651 p/p$ 1 651 p/p
6 Day Machame Route
Including Tanzania VAT
6 day / 5 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 2 005 p/p$ 1 694 p/p$ 1 694 p/p
7 Day Machame Route
Including Tanzania VAT
7 day / 6 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 2 239 p/p$ 1 928 p/p$ 1 928 p/p
6 Day Lemosho/Rongai
/Shira/Umbwe Routes
Including Tanzania VAT
6 day / 5 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 2 115 p/p$ 1 749 p/p$ 1 722 p/p
7 Day Lemosho/Rongai
/Shira/Umbwe Routes
Including Tanzania VAT
7 day / 6 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 2 349 p/p$ 1 983 p/p$ 1 956 p/p
8 Day Lemosho/Rongai
/Shira/Umbwe Routes
Including Tanzania VAT
8 day / 7 night hike + 2 nights’ hotel accommodation$ 2 583 p/p$ 2 217 p/p$ 2 190 p/p

  • · Should a person prefer single room/tent accommodation a supplementary fee would apply – additional cost is available on request
  • · On the Marangu Route, all persons will share the A frame hut accommodation that provides 8 bunk beds
  • ·  Additional days on the mountain could be added to an extra cost of US$ 235 per day
  • · Rates detailed above are per person sharing – except for the 1 person’s rate
  • All prices are subject to change without notice should Kilimanjaro National Park fees or government taxes / VAT change

Our standard package includes the following:

  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  • 2 Nights’ shared, budget 2 star accommodation at the Peace Hotel or outpost lodge in Arusha , on bed and breakfast basis (lunch and dinner can be arranged on request and at additional cost)
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes
  • Return transfers between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
  • Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA minimum payments
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mat, camp chairs (no back rest), camp tables, mess tent & cutlery for meals) – not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls
  • Water for washing up daily
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp
  • Our exclusive, printable ClimbingKilimanjaro15 page altitude sickness survival guide
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro Travel Information pack
  • Private hikes only guaranteed for 2 persons or more on Standard Package bookings – for individual climbers additional fees would apply to arrange a private climb

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional shared tourist shuttle airport transfers between Kilimanjaro International Airport and Moshi town
  • Hotel accommodation with the Standard Package does not include dinner, but could be arranged at an additional cost
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen)
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders)
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Standard Packages do not include Flying doctors memberships (Helicopter evacuation to Nairobi), but could be done at own arrangement
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania
  • Optional, but highly recommended Portable toilet (Portable toilet not allowed on the Marangu route)
  • Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets
  • Meals and drinks not specified