The basic tip amount for each crew member to be paid by your group & not by each individual client:
Guide: $80 - $100 PER TRIP
Cook: $60 - $80 PER TRIP
Asst. Guide: $50 - $70 PER TRIP
Porter: $30 - $40 PER TRIP
Standard client to mountain crew ratio is 1:2
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 hut 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 Ahsante Tours office in Moshi town 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.