Our Package Includes:
Ø Airline tickets
Ø Visa fee
Ø Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
Ø Personal gear rentals
Ø Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person)
Ø Mountaineering insurance.
NOTE: The basic tip amount for each crew member from your group & not per individual climber:
Guide: $100 – $150 PER TRIP
Cook: $80 – $110 PER TRIP
Asst. Guide: $70 – $100 PER TRIP
Porter: $40 – $70 PER TRIP
Standard client to mountain crew ratio is 1:3
Climbers should know the number of crew members that will be assisting them from information obtained during the pre-climb briefing. This way the amount of tips can be prepared beforehand. We encourage you to meet your crew at your 1st campsite to make sure you have the number that was promised. You can write a list with your crew members’ names and refer to this list at the end of the climb when you give their tips.
Tips should be provided to crew members at the end of the trek at the gate before leaving back to Hotel in Arusha and not on the mountain. Tips can be placed in individual envelopes and the climbers hand them directly to each crew member. We highly recommend tipping each crew member directly to ensure full transparency is observed.
Kindly note the above figures are merely recommended amounts that will help give you an indication of the amount and breakdown of tips provided to the mountain crews. Ultimately the amount of tips provided to the mountain crews will depend on your budget and level of satisfaction with our crew’s service.
EQUIPMENT & PACKING FOR MOUNTAIN;
Ø Sun hat & warm hat (or balaclava) that cover the ears
Ø Trainers/slippers for relaxing
Ø Thermal underwear
Ø Warm long-sleeved shirt
Ø Waterproof outer trouser
Ø Walking socks (several pairs)
Ø Walking shorts
Ø Warm mid-layer (fleece or down jacket)
Ø Waterproof walking boots
Ø Gaiters(to protect scree and snow to get in the shoes)
Ø Waterproof thing-length jacket ( Gore-tex or similar )
Ø Warm walking trousers (not jeans!)
Ø Gloves ( waterproof warm outers + thin liners) especially for summit day
Ø T-shirt (synthetic material are best as cotton retains moisture)
Ø Warm sleeping bag (3/4 –seasons)
Ø Sleeping bag liner
Ø Sleeping mattress
Ø Trekking pole(s)
Ø Head-torch, pocket touch & spare batteries
Ø Water carrier(s) –bottles or bladders (minimum 3-litres capacity)
Ø Glacier glasses (or good quality sunglasses – preferably with side shields
Ø High factor sunscreen(SPF 30 for your face ) & lip-salve ( SPF 33 for your lip)
Ø Personal first aid kit + essential medication**
Ø Water purification tablets or drops
Ø Small towel
Ø Wet wipes
Ø High energy snacks, dried fruit, nuts, throat sweets, etc
Ø A small bottle of cordial or squash concentrate(to lived up the ‘flat’ taste of boiled water)
Ø Notebook and pen, playing cards or book
Ø Light and rugged camera; remember spare batteries and film/memory card
Ø Toilet paper: take your favorite from home and keep in a plastic bag-in your day sac
NOTE: Some of the equipment you can hire locally from Moshi.
Ø Rucksack/Soft trek bag- large enough for all you need on the mountain, which will be carried on a porter’s head. Pack light-max 15kg.
Ø A large daypack (to carry warm clothing, at least 3 water-bottles, camera etc. in comfortable)-we recommend minimum 25-35 litres capacity.
Ø Waterproof cover (or pack clothes in plastic bags to ensure they stay dry).
MEDICAL KIT CHECK LIST;
Ø Aspirin or paracetamol (acetaminophen in the USA)-for pain or fever
Ø Loperamide or diphenoxylate-blockers for diarrhea
Ø Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide-for nausea and vomiting
Ø Antihistamine-for allergies, eg, hay fever, to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness
Ø Cold and flu tables, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
Ø Antibiotics-consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track; see your doctor, as they may prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
Ø Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops
Ø Antiseptic (such as povidone-iodine) –for cuts and grazes
Ø Bandages, Band-Aids ( plasters) and other wound dressings
Ø Water purification tablets or iodine
Ø Scissors and tweezers
Ø Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sun-burn and insect bites or stings
Ø Rehydration mixture- to prevent dehydration, which may occur, for example, during bouts of diarrhea
Ø Diamox (acetazolamide)-thought to be helpful for prevention of HACE and HAPE, prevention and treatment of symptoms of AMS
Ø Malaria medication
Ø Wet wipes and/ or antibacterial gel