Budget Kilimanjaro climb

Budget Kilimanjaro climb Tours starting and ending in Arusha / Moshi – Tanzania:

Machame Route:
– We are charging Machame route seven days climb 2000 USD per person
– We are charging Machame route six days climb 1900 USD per person

– We are charging Marangu route 6 days climb 1650 USD per person
– We are charging Marangu route 5 days climb 1500 USD per person

– We are charging Lemosho route eight days climb 2100 USD per person
– We are charging Lemosho route seven days climb 1950 USD per person

– We are charging Rongai route seven days climb 1950 USD per person
– We are charging Rongai route six days climb 1800 USD per person

– We are charging umbwe route seven days climb 1850 USD per person
– We are charging umbwe route six days climb 1800 USD per person

-We are charging northern circuit route 12 days climb 2200 USD per person
– We are charging northern route ( 9 – 10 )days climb 2000 USD per person

-We are charging western breach route 11 days climb 2450 USD per person
– We are charging western breach 7 days climb 2000 USD per person

– We are charging norther crater route route 12 days climb 2450 USD per person

• CLIMBING MOUNT MERU is cheaper because it is far less famous, being the fifth highest mountain in Africa. A Mount Meru Trekking Tour costs from about $222 per day, including the same expenses as the Kilimanjaro Tours, as well as an English speaking park ranger.

($1000 /$ 250 per person sharing per day)


The routes have starting points located on multiple sides of the mountain.
The routes vary distance and accordingly so do the completion times.
There are relatively easy trails, difficult routes, and even dangerous ones.
Certain routes are favorable for altitude acclimatisation due to their route profile.
There are routes that are better when climbing during the rainy season.
One route offers hut accommodations while the rest are camping routes.

Machame is the most popular route on the mountain, with an estimated 45% of all climbers using this route. Next is the Marangu route, with an estimated 40% of all climbers opting for this route. Lemosho and Rongai see far less use, but are the preferred routes for the more reputable (expensive) Kilimanjaro outfitters, and are thus growing in popularity. Shira, Umbwe and Northern Circuit barely have any foot traffic.

Picking the wrong route can mean a unnecessarily difficult trek, a failed summit, or becoming ill and/or injured. So it is important to compare the different elements that makes each route unique.



1). All national park fees.
2). Rescue fees.
3). Camping/Hut fees.
4). Good salary for the crew.
5). All meals and water on the mountain.
6). A nice and comfortable mattress.
7). Tents {guest personal tent, mess tent for our guests to have their meals, kitchen tent as cooking place and to store our food, as well as shelter tent for the crew use}.
8). Transport in general (from your arrival to your departure as well as from the hotel to the mountain and back).
9). Hotel staying in Moshi with bed and breakfast for 2 nights. One night before the climb and one night after the climb.
10). Professional and experienced Mountain Guides, amazing chef and trustee porters.
11). Portable chemical toilet (for camping routes).
12). Emergency Oxygen.
13). Pulse oxymeter to measure our clients heart beat and oxygen level.


1). Flights
2). Visas
3). Travel Insurance
4). Personal drinks and snacks
5). Tips for the climbing team
6). Lunch and dinner at the hotel plus extra days at the hotel
7). Personal equipment
8). Sleeping bags

Note that:
Our rates are very fair and reasonable as they contain almost all the important accommodations and services while travelling with us which is good and will make you comfortable too.

Also Note that:
Our rates are also flexible!

There are a few more points that may help you in this decision:

Price issues – these always come up when groups research trips and then compare options. Some will want to go for the cheapest option, some want the better quality and peace of mind of booking through an experienced, reliable licensed operator.

At the end of the day, you all buy safe vehicles, put safe tyres on them, and plan to live a long life – don’t compromise on something as important as summiting Kilimanjaro.

Temperatures drop to minus 20C, and if you don’t have the correct gear, crew, food and so forth, you may be putting your life, and others, at risk. You want to get to the top, safely – and have a good time doing it.

Just looking at our success rate of 90% +, and the AVERAGE success rate of about 50-60% you have about a 30% better chance with us than a budget operator. You don’t want to waste your money. This is where our experienced staff.

Many of the reasons for our success rate boils down to money – we pay enough to good guides, crew, and to buy you good food, and use decent equipment (which is maintained/upgraded regularly). When you consider that about USD 710 per person on a 6-day climb goes to park fees alone, and you work out what a budget operator has got left to run a business on, you can see that on budget trips corners will possibly be cut. All to the detriment of YOU, the guest.

This could be done in many ways: from underpaying staff, to avoiding paying full park fees, compromising on food quality and quantity, shoddy equipment, misleading quotes even, and things that may only become apparent when it’s too late i.e. once you have financially committed. Overloading porters is also another area which worries us… some unscrupulous operators cut corners here.

It has been estimated that in GOOD weather, your summit chances with a budget operator are probably only slightly less than if you climb with a decent operator.

In BAD weather, the chances of summiting – indeed surviving without injury – are 40% better with a higher standard of climb. Basically a good, qualified, well paid crew, with decent leadership and good gear, is what you need – and get – from our standard of climb. It is not a luxury trip, but we ensure that both standards and service are maintained to a high level.

Our trips are not cheap – and they never will be. We pay our crew well, use good gear, pay government tax , operate ethically etc. You will however, get good value for money and a strong chance of achieving your goal i.e. the summit.

Consider the above points well – they are ALL questions you should be asking. https://kiafricaadventure.com/tanzania-safari-price/

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