|By Per Andersson
Jan 28, 2013
Me and a friend happen to be in Tanzania in July, and would love to get up on Kilimanjaro, via the Marangu route (donīt have time for any of the more scenic ones). However, reading up on it, there seems to be 3 major problems:
1. It seems like itīs ridiculously expensive (best quote I got was $50 for transport , 120 for guiding, 520 for park fees, and 125 for additional expenses= $815 per person )
2. There is a requirement for a minimum of 5 days spent on the mountain. I will already be acclimatized from Asia and Mt Kenya, so ideally, I wanted to go up and down in 2 days, to make it more of a physical challenge.
3. Having 2 guides for a group of 2 climbers seems to be mandatory (140 dollars per guide for 5 days). Ideally I would have liked to have no guide at all.
Does anyone know if itīs possible to work your way around any of this? Any exceptions to the rules? $815 and 5 days is much more than Iīm willing to spend on a trek.