Every climbing group will have at least 1 lead guide,
1 assistant guide per 4 clients, 1 cook, and 3-4 porters per climber.
On the first day of your climb, ask the guide to introduce you to the entire staff. You should have the same number of staff at the beginning of the trek and the end of the trek.
Our guides and porters are paid good standard wages. They are provided with healthy food, good tents, warm sleeping bag, and mountain clothing as needed at no charge. Sick and injured porters will be treated just as a client would be.
Our porters carry 18kg of group equipment plus 5kg of their personal gear. Your porters will stay with you for the entire trek.
East Africa Travel ensures that the mountain staff is treated with great respect. We help with classes on first aid, HIV/AIDS, financial responsibility, customer service, and English.
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)