Here is an example of porters carrying gear for the clients. These guys do the hard work!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Many bewildered tourists are always nervous about tipping on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Of course, it’s important to be fair, and to have a good idea of the standard tip allowances to plan for your budget. But many tourists, especially Americans, are so nervous about tipping on the mountain that it tends […]