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IMEC Partnership for Responsible Travel

Partnership Goals

ALL CLIMBING COMPANIES are WELCOME to PARTICIPATE with the PARTNER for RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL PROGRAM


QUALIFICATION for KILIMANJARO OUTFITTER PARTNER
  Company must have TALA (Tanzania Licensing Act) license
  Minimum performance standards met
  Monitoring required for at least 1 season to qualify
  Monitoring every season to continue to qualify
  Data entered into computer for grading at the end of each season
  At least 85% performance level to qualify to be listed as Partner company

Cooperation with Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)
  Submit climb schedule every month
  Check by investigative porters
  50-100 surveys per season
  Communication with KPAP regarding follow up on any problems identified by KPAP
  Meeting with porters and Directors once per year with KPAP representative in attendance

IMEC/KPAP Partner Program Performance Standards

      1.    Salary
  Pay minimum wages agreed upon by the Porters and Guides Unions:
  Porters: 15,000Tsh/day
  Guides: 30,000Tsh/day
  Assistant Guides and Cooks: 22,500Tsh/day
*Please note that the unions are currently in negotiations about new wages.
  Payment within 2 days of descent (Sundays and holidays excluded)

      2.    Tip
  Transparency in the tipping procedure ensuring that the porters receive the amount intended for them.  Different methods include:
  Climbers pay directly
  Climbers give tip money to guide in the presence of the crew and announce amount for porters
  Separate envelope for porters in which total amount of tip and amount per porter is indicated
  Tip sheet in which tip amounts for all crew are outlined

      3.    Bag Weights
  20kg for the weight the porter carries for the company

      4.    Meals
  3 meals/day
  Adequate amount of food

      5.    Tents
  Good quality
  Ground sheet provided
  Adequate sleeping space

      6.    Resupply
  KINAPA Regulation:  Salary payment of 15,000 every camp + food and transport

Company will assist with:

1.    Recommending tip amounts so that porters have a proper living wage from salary and tip.
2.    Informing crew of company’s requirements regarding gear and equipment.
3.    Instituting a procedure for descent of ill crew person.
4.    Ensuring that there is fair assignment to climbs.


For more information or to register your company, please contact us at [email protected]
Thank you!