As Alpine chat adventure we believe that tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
With nearly 500 Kilimanjaro operators to choose from, it’s important for climbers to become educated about the darker side of the tourism industry of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sadly the hardworking mountain crew are often extremely exploited and mistreated. Few receive proper salaries, tips, food, equipment and sleeping conditions
As a part of Responsible Travel, and a member of K PAP Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project a registered NGO work underneath the International Mountain Explorers Connection IMEC.
We are proud to raises public awareness to ensure proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists implementing procedures that ensure fair and ethical treatment of the porters through fair salaries, mountain equipment, food, clothing and sleeping conditions for crew members.
We recommend to our client in order to ensure fair and transparent tipping for each crew member, there will be a tipping ceremony at the alpine chat adventure office following your descent from the mountain, envelopes will be provided to divide your tips for each member of the crew.
Every climb is audited to ensure crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips, food, equipment and sleeping conditions. We think it’s pretty great and our clients do as well, check out our Trip advisor profile to see what people are saying about us.