Kili: Payment In Full
Kili: Payment In Full
Q: What’s included in my ticket?
A: Meals, lodging and transportation is included with the cost of your ticket. This includes:
All meals for entire trip
Climb: 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
Transportation & transfers; tips to porters & drivers (~$350 USD)
Shared lodging for 9 nights
English speaking tour guide
Workshops and group sessions from tour leaders
Professional mountain crew.
All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage).
Kilimanjaro National Park permits
Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**
Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
First aid kit
Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
International certificates for a successful ascent
Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.
*The standard ticket will include sharing a room with other guests. You will never share a bed. If you need a single tent accommodation or are traveling as a couple, our team will take note and make accommodations accordingly.
**During the climb, you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please contact us. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.
Q: What’s Not Included?
Flights to destination*
Visa Fee ($100 USD)
Personal gear rentals
Airport taxes or any other item not mentioned above
Q: Do I need to train for the climb?
A: Yes. The climb is rigorous and will require training. We will send a detailed training schedule as part of our traveler on boarding materials. There are also significant altitude adjustments that you will need to prepare (and pack) for.
Q: Do I need a Visa?
A: A passport and visa are required. U.S. citizens may also obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania. The cost is $100 USD. Be prepared to pay in cash in case connectivity issues make electronic transactions impossible. A passport valid for at least six (6) months from the expiry date and 01 recent passport-size photo are required.
Q: Do I need a Passport?
A: Yes. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay.
Q: Will I need a converter and/or adaptor?
A: The voltage in Tanzania is 230 volts and 50 hz, similar to most of Europe, UK, Australia and Asia. 120 volts is used in the US. If your US appliance or power charger won't handle dual voltage then you will need to use a suitable power converter for a Cambodian power outlet which can change the voltage from a 220-240 volt power outlet to 120 volts.
Q: Am I required to have any vaccinations for Tanzania?
A: Yellow fever vaccination IS required for all travelers arriving from, or having transited through, countries where yellow fever is endemic. Direct arrivals from non-endemic countries, including all countries in Europe and North America, are usually not required to show a yellow fever vaccination certificate. However, we recommend obtaining one just in case.
Q: Do I need travel insurance?
A: You will need travel medical insurance in order to participate. We recommend general travel insurance as well. Check out Allianz Travel Insurance.
Q: What should I pack?
A: We recommend traveling light, with essentials only. We’ll be in extreme weather conditions, hiking and camping out. You'll get a complete packing list after you book your trip. Suggested essentials:
Hat for sun protection
Close toed shoes (comfortable)
Small day backpack
Light clothes for lounging in
Essential hygiene products
**We advise not to bring any jewelry or valuables.
Q: Can I bring a friend or family member?
A: Absolutely! They just need to sign up, pay a trip fee, and buy their own flight to join you. Sounds like fun!
Q: Is it safe?
A: The short answer? Yes, and . . .
Traveling in any country anywhere in the world has elements of risk. We advise you to use your best judgment, be sensitive to cultural differences. As for the climb, we partner with on-the-ground organizations to ensure the safest experience. In general, we advise everyone be a conscious and safe traveler, and act wisely by keeping valuables tucked away, earbuds out, and eyes open.
Q: Do I need to bring money?
A: Yes. Most of your meals are covered, but bring additional spending money (We recommend $200USD, to be comfortable) for food, snacks, alcohol or local souvenirs. We also recommend you change it into local currency at your bank before you come.
Q: Who else is coming on the trip?
A: Groups vary, but typically groups are 20-30 conscious thinkers and doers like you!
Q: When can I book my flight?
A: We love your enthusiasm! Wait to book your flight until
you have secured your spot on the trip, reviewed the recommended arrival times and have had all your questions answered by the team. Then, book it!
Q: What about dietary restrictions?
A: Vegan, Palio, Spicy or Bland? Our team does their best to accommodate all special needs. During the hike, our partners will be providing the food and we will submit a list of full dietary restrictions. However, if you have strict dietary restrictions we recommend bringing a stash of snacks or protein bars for yourself. Afterwards we will be eating at restaurants that can cater to a variety of dietary options.
Q: What happens if I can’t make the trip?
A: If you have to cancel, that would be huge bummer, but we understand. In the event that you have to cancel, you can refer to our full Terms & Conditions.
Q: Where is the money going?
A: This project is a fundraising mission to support our all of our future 5.8 projects, including the capstone expedition from the Dead Sea to top of Mt. Everest. We rely on earned revenue, creating trip budgets with a margin that supports our overhead, growth and most importantly: our mission. We’ve designed the trip to be a 5 star experience, with premium packaging, and direct access to our ultra athletes Charlie Engle and Andre Kajilch. All proceeds from this trip will contribute to our expedition goal.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We accept payments with major credit cards, Apple Pay, and PayPal on our website. If you prefer to pay with an e-check, we can facilitate that transaction for you. Just contact us in plenty of time and you’ll be good to go!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN TANZANIA!
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