TIPPING RECOMMENDATIONS

Aproper tour company will suggest tipping amount guidelines before the climb and provide a tipping procedure at the end of the climb in which each crew member receives the full amount of tip intended for them.

If tipping recommendations are not offered, and you are climbing with a company that is paying below the minimum wage, a basic tip amount for each crew member from the group (not per individual climber):

 

Guide:

$20-25 per day

 

Assistant Guide:

$15-20 per day

 

Cook:

$12-15 per day

 

Porter:

$8-10 per day

For example, for a 6 day Climb on a Camping Route:

NUMBER OF CLIMBERS

 

1 PAX

2 PAX

3 PAX

4 PAX

GUIDE

120

120

120

120

ASST. GUIDE

-

90

90

90 x 2 = 180

COOK

72

72

72

72

PORTER

48 x 1 = 48

48 x 3 = 144

48 x 6 = 288

48 x 8 = 384

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL TIP

240

426

570

756

Climbers should know the number of crew that will be assisting them from information obtained at the Climber Briefing.  This way the amount of tips can be prepared beforehand.

We encourage you to meet your crew at your 1st campsite to make sure you have the number that was promised.  You can write a list with your crew member’s names and refer to this list at the end of the climb when you give their tips.

It is ideal to have a tipping ceremony with the climbers and crew at the last meal on the mountain.  Tips can be placed in individual envelopes and the climbers hand them directly to each crew member.

We highly recommend tipping each crew member directly to ensure that the full amount of tip is received.

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