'''Tipping for Guides and Porters'''
Tipping for guides and porters is standard. A single climber will have on average one guide, three porters and a cook. As a group size increases the climbing support team increase at a similar ratio. The
ratio is set by the Kilimanjaro National Park (KINIPA) and tour operators are meant to comply with this standard[http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/kili.html]. In general, you should budget $20-$25 a day for guides, $15-$20 a day for assistant guides, £15 a day for your cook and $10 a day for each porter. Depending on the size of the group your total tip budget should be $250-$ 300. It is recommended that you calculate how much you will be tipping your support team before arriving on the mountain and prepare individual envelopes for each climbing support member which you distribute at the end of the climb.[http://www.climbkilimanjaroguide.com/climbing-kilimanjaro-cost/]. The gear used by the porters is mostly substandard and is often not at all fit for the trek. If you can spare some of your gear it would be greatly received by your porters or guides.