Trip to Kilimanjaro - September 2003
How much did it cost me?

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There is no doubt that does cost to climb a mountain like Kilimanjaro. In the table below I have tried to summarize what I spent on this trip and I have tried to take everything into account (equipment, transportation, costs for the trekking on the mountain). We choose to go for Marangu hotel as a tour guide and they are not the cheapest but I think we made a right decision. Another variable is the cost of equipment. How much stuff have you got and how much do you have to buy to be prepared for this trip?

Transportation Cost (Norwegian kroner) Cost (US dollars)
Stavanger - Nairobi 1 7468 1010
Nairobi - Kilimanjaro airport 2 2200 300
Transport (to/from hotel) 3 460 62
     
Trekking and hotel    
Cost for the trekking 4200 570
Accomodation (3 nights) 650 90
Park fees 3000 410
     
Equipment    
Clothing 4 6000 810
Misc equipment 5 2700 365
Medicine/Toiletries 6 1380 185
     
Total Approx. 28000 Approx. 3800

 

  1. I used KLM/Kenya Airways to fly to Nairobi.

  2. I used Precision Air from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro International airport

  3. Transportation to the hotel and to the airport was arranged by Marangu hotel. It was quite expensive if you are alone in the car (50 US dollars).

  4. Clothing includes stuff like good warm underwear in wool and syntethics, Fjällräven pants, woollen sweater, good mittens, gaiters, balaclava, fleece pants etc

  5. Misc equipment includes a new and better sleeping bag, silk inner bag, Platypus water bottle, aluminium water bottle, walking poles etc

  6. Medicine/Toiletries includes Malarone malaria pills, head ache pills, Diamox, sun cream, compeed, sports tape etc

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