Find out about the people who carry your luggage up the mountain.

Porter Protection

When checking out various companies for climbing Kilimanjaro, it’s very important to inquire how they take care of their porters on the mountain. Since porters have been abused in the past and there have been little rules to govern porter treatment, it’s important to make sure that the companies are […]

Help a Porter

The International Mountain Explorers Connection has been running the Porter Assistance Project since 2000. The program was started in Nepal and now has operations in Tanzania at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. The project consists of a clothing lending program, English and First Aid classes, and tourists education programs.

Do porters love their job?

In the past, I have had experience working with porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro as I helped start the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project for the International Mountain Explorers Connection. We started a project that allows porters to check out gear, and gives them first aid and english classes. It also helps […]

Proper Porter Treatment

How You can Help Ensure Proper Treatment 1. Porters are provided proper clothing and equipment: Porters need adequate footwear, socks, waterproof jackets and pants, gloves, hats, sunglasses, etc. that are appropriate for their destination. Clothing and gear for loan is available at the International Mountain Explorers Connection (formerly Himalayan Explorers […]