What We Do

Established in 2003, the Kilimanjaro Responsible Trekking Organization (KRTO) is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC). KRTO: “Our mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro by different project”.

One of the best known initiatives of KRTO is the Partner for Responsible Travel Program. The monitoring of the program is organized by the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance project (KPAP). We have two other important projects: Kilimanjaro Environmental Care Awareness (KECA) and Community Empowerment and Development (CED).

All legally licensed climbing companies are welcome to join the Partner for Responsible Travel Program. By choosing to climb with a Partner company, you can rest assured that your porters are taken care of well.