Our Kilimanjaro Climbing Crew
Professional guiding crews make Mount Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions strikingly different from other popular mountaineering trips. While on most of the other popular treks the guides simply lead your way, your Kilimanjaro climbing crew will be taking care of everything – from carrying your duffel bag with gear to preparing meals and pitching tents.
Each member of the climbing crew receives special training and certification according to his/her role in the team. Most Kilimanjaro climb crew members dream of becoming chief guides someday, yet only a select few succeed.
Apart from good English, this position requires years of training, perseverance, and dedication. The specific composition of your guiding team largely depends on the tour type and duration. Thus, longer trips and remote routes both require larger crews for more equipment and supplies.
Fair treatment of porters
While booking a Kilimanjaro tour remember to check if a tour operator is taking proper care of the climbing crews. A good outfitter, such as Trip Insight Tanzania, always provides three nutritious meals daily and proper equipment – sleeping bags and well-insulated tents – to guides and porters.
Also, it is customary to give tips to your climbing crew if you liked their performance. An amount of USD 250-350 from each climber is today’s standard.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Trip Insight Tanzania
We love Kilimanjaro love Kilimanjaro. It is a massive 5,895m tall and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, East Africa. Kilimanjaro is also the highest mountain in Africa so is part of the very special club that mountaineers call the “Seven Summits” – the highest mountains on each continent.
Even with these awesome credentials, you can leave work on a Friday, climb to its summit and be back at work a week later. And more than anything this accessibility is what makes it so popular. So book your adventure now with the us. If you climb with us, you are in safe hands – Book early for our top Guides with over 100 successsfully summits.
Booking your Kilimanjaro trek with the right agency is perhaps the single most important factor in determining the success or otherwise of your trek. After all, they are the ones who arrange everything, supply the equipment, and designate somebody to be your guide to take you up to the Roof of Africa. So take your time choosing one. Because unless you are a guide, porter, guidebook writer or just plain daft, undertaking a Kilimanjaro trek will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s an expensive one too – so make sure that you get it right. “Climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with us”