The number of staff that you will have depends on how much gear and weight is brought up the mountain, the route chosen and number of days on the mountain; however a typical trek will have (per 4 persons); 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, 1 cook, 1 waiter and 9 porters.
Kilimanjaro guides are trained in acute mountain sickness (AMS) and basic mountain first aid. However, they are not doctors or paramedics. Climbers are responsible for bringing their own first aid kit and medical supplies.
Kilimanjaro guides are trained and certified by the Kilimanjaro National Park. They start out as porters and work their way up to assistant guide. When they are ready (after about 2-4 years), they go through the national park certification process.
Your trekking party will be supplied with a cook to prepare your meals in a safe and hygienic manner.
Final (90%) balance which remains, the payment will be made in cash on your arrival in Tanzania.
A 10% deposit is required at time of booking to hold your climb/safari.
Extra expenses include:
*Tip amounts listed for trekking Kilimanjaro are per group, not per individual traveler. Sometimes it depends on the enjoyments and happiness you got from them while they were doing services to ensure you reach the summit happy and health and time while you descend from the mountain. Therefore you might increase the tip for the enjoyment and happiness you got on your trekking.
If a client cannot walk because they are injured or sick, at least two support staff will assist this climber down. There is no extra charge for coming down and taken back to the hotel, but you will get no money back for that mountain days you missed, and you will be responsible for medical assistance and extra hotel nights. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover any medical expenses and further evacuation.