When considering which tour operator to choose for your climb, there may be many factors that influence your decision including your budget. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro treks are a substantial financial commitment for clients, with relatively slim profit margins for tour companies after national park fees and operational expenses. A recent 18% VAT implementation by the government has also driven an already saturated market into a much more competitive environment. Sadly, this means many companies are forced to undercut prices which often results in the sacrifice of working conditions and fair salaries for the crew.
Here at Nyange Adventures, we strongly believe in responsible tourism and looking after our crew. That’s why we are happy to be proud members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Program (KPAP) and International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) Partner for Responsible Travel Program. On every Trek we Conquer we ensure our Crew is fairly treated on accommodation and Meals, We ensure they meet healty requirements and above all they are properly attired for the Trekk.
We also provide fair wages and urge our Clients to properly Tip them after the completion of the trek
Established in 2003, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) is a legally registered Tanzanian not-for-profit organization.
KPAP’s main Mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro by promoting socially-responsible Kilimanjaro climbs.
KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro, assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters, lends climbing gear free of charge, and offers educational classes to empower and motivate porters and mountain crew.
Established in 1996, IMEC was created to promote responsible and sustainable connections between travelers and the people of developing mountain regions of the world. Since 2003 IMEC has been focusing its efforts on the porters employed on Mount Kilimanjaro through its local initiative, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).
IMEC is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support an ethical mountain trekking culture by promoting social, economic and environmental responsibility.