TIPPING GUIDELINES:

It is customary to tip your mountain porters and guides. Tips are paid at the end of the trek and are given to the guides. The following is just a guideline for tipping; the final amount to tip the crew depends on the quality of service provided by them.

Recommended tipping amounts, per group:

            – CHIEF GUIDE: USD 15 PER DAY

            – ASSISTANT GUIDES: USD 10 PER DAY PER ASSISTANT.

            – COOK: USD 10 PER DAY.

            – PORTERS: USD 7 PER DAY PER PORTER.

NUMBER OF CREW:

The number of crew depends on the total weight of the entire luggage going up the mountain. This includes all the camping equipment, the food, the utensils, the gas and the client’s luggage. The exact number of crews is determined at the gate after the entire luggage is weighed.

 For HUT routes i.e Marangu Route:

Number Of Climbers:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Chief Guide: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Assistant Guide: 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4
Cook: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Porters: 3-4 4-6 6-9 8-12 10-15 12-18 14-21 16-24 18-27 20-30

For CAMPING routes i.e Machame, Umbwe, Londorossi, Lemosho and Rongai routes:

Number Of Climbers:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Chief Guide: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Assistant Guide: 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4
Cook: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Porters: 4-6 6-10 9-15 12-20 15-25 18-30 21-35 24-40 27-45

30-50