Machame Route

Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

Established in 2003, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) is a legally registered Tanzanian not-for-profit organization. Our Mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro. KPAP is not a porter membership organization, or a tour operating business, and we do not collect any fees from porters or climbing companies. KPAP is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado in the United States.

KPAP is a part of the International Mountain Explorer's Connection which also works in a similar way in Nepal

GoodEarth Tours collaborates with KPAP in order to ensure that our partner companies adhere to minimum standards of fair porter treatment. We are proud to be the only booking platform endorsed by KPAP.