Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost – How Much Does It Cost To Hike Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

Your Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost can range between US$1000 to US$4000 depending on the various factors like high or low season, standards of accommodations, hiking gears, and cost of packages charged by tour operators on your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike.

The number of people accompanying you also matters while choosing the package. Mt. Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania offers the epic adventure tours as the tallest mountain peak in Africa with an altitude of 5895 meters.

You will come across numerous tour operators in Tanzania, providing Kilimanjaro hike at costs below US$1200. We suggest you to not go for such type of deals as you will get nothing except the tent and food facility. The poor tent quality and lower quality food may put your health at risk which may ruin your entire plan.

If you are Preparing to Hike Kilimanjaro, then you should check this complete Kilimanjaro budget guide which will help you to plan for the budget.

Factors Affecting Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost

Flight Costs

Included as the major Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost, the flight costs are more than the entire hiking cost. You have to fly into the Kilimanjaro International Airport from your local or country airport. In case of the non-availability of any direct flight to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, then you can take the help of your trekking operators for the Kilimanjaro trip. It can cost you between US$1300 and US$2000 for both arrival and departure, as per your location.

Tanzania Visa

If you are from the USA, you have to pay US$100 for a single-entry visa while the visitors from other countries have to pay US$50.  If you are the citizen of one of the visa-free countries as per the Tanzania visa policy, you can enter the country without a visa.

Travel Package Costs

The travel packages are the most important aspect of your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike Cost, and cover prices of private transportation from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi, Kilimanjaro park fees, camping fees, Government taxes, foods, mineral waters, and others. So, you need to check and enquire about the package costs with your tour operator.

The travel package cost of Serac Adventures is approximately US$1700 for the duration of 5 to 6 days trip per person. There are also packages which cost around US$2500 for the long Kilimanjaro trip.

Vaccinations And Medications

Do not forget to include the cost of medications and vaccinations in your planned budget list to keep yourself away from the infected diseases. If you are from the yellow-fever infected country, you need to have a Yellow Fever vaccination card which costs around US$100. The required vaccinations for the diseases are Hepatitis A & B, Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria booster, Malarone (for Malaria), and mumps. The total estimated price for medication and vaccination is between US$100 to US$200.


Include the tipping cost in Mt Kilimanjaro Hike Cost as the crew members such as Kilimanjaro Porters, guides, and cooks are taking care of you to see you the summit. For their hard work and keep them motivated, they deserve the tips as an appreciation of their work and support. The cost of tipping is approximately US$250 to US$300 (approx.) including tips for all crew members.

Kilimanjaro Food And Accommodations

In food, you will get freshly-prepared delicious meals three times daily during the hiking prepared by professional cooks. Also, food and accommodations costs are included in the Travel package. Apart from this the before and after trekking, the price of the food in Moshi is also included in Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost.

Equipment And Gears

As the Kilimanjaro Success Rate depends upon the trekking and clothing gears, include Kilimanjaro Gear List as an important Kilimanjaro Hike Price. These are layered clothing, hiking boots, a sleeping bag, hiking poles, a duffel bag, water bottles, headlight, warm clothes, etc. Other equipments are Oximeter, Oxygen cylinder, and portable stretcher. It costs around US$600- $800 if you purchase them but less if you rent it from Serac Adventures.

Buying A Local SIM Card

The local Tanzanian SIM card is required for any emergency in Tanzania so we recommend you buy a local SIM card at US$2

Choosing Kilimanjaro Tour Operator

How Much Does It Cost To Hike Kilimanjaro” is often asked by new hikers in the Kilimanjaro Faqs. You need to check the experience, reviews, packages, and prices before selecting a tour operator. The price varies between US$2,000 and US$3,000 for an experienced and better tour operator.

Kilimanjaro National Park Fees

For Mount Kilimanjaro Hike, you need to enter Kilimanjaro National Park by paying fees. Kilimanjaro National Park entry fee is US$60, camping fee is US$60, and rescue fee is US$20. Include US$140 in Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost.

Mountain Crew Wages

The wages of mountain crew are included in travel packages and also in tipping.  So, the wage is US$15 per day to the guides, US$10 per day for the cook, and US$8 per day for the porter.

Best Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Packages

Kilimanjaro Group Climb

If you are worrying about Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost, then Kilimanjaro Group Climb is best for you.

Private Kilimanjaro Climb

The cost of the private Kilimanjaro climb could be high as you will get luxurious accommodation and top-quality facilities.

 “Quality Is Remembered Long After Price Is Forgotten”

Climbing Kilimanjaro on a Budget

Whether you are achieving the success summit, whether in a lower or higher budget, the experience will be unforgettable. You will enjoy the most scenic view on the famous routes like Lemosho, Machame, and Northern circuit route. From June to October is the Best Time to Hike Kilimanjaro.

Why You Should Book With Serac Adventures, a Reputable Kilimanjaro Specialist

As a reputed tour and trekking operator, Serac Adventures has the ground staff which is local and has decades of experience to provide you the safest and comfortable journey. 

“Travelling – It Leaves You Speechless, Then Turns You Into A Storyteller”

Our trekking guides and other staffs are professional, practical, dedicated, and well-experienced to handle any kind of awkward situation in your trekking. Our staffs are very friendly and you will receive great hospitality and a friendly atmosphere in their presence. To know more about us, visit @

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