Tipping is considered a symbol of appreciation for a job well done. Tipping the Mountain Gurus or Northwest Alpine Guide guide staff is a personal choice. We encourage you to offer a separate gratuity to your lead guide and/or assistant guide based on their individual services. Usually 10-20% of the trip cost.
On a domestic Northwest climb or course $100-$300 is typically appropriate, divided among the staff.
On International programs where we utilize support staff (porters, cooks, kitchen staff); it is Mountain Gurus practice to take a group tip and divide it among the support staff. Tipping of guides for a job well done is always appreciated. The amount ranges between $200-$500 for the staff including guides. More for international expeditions like Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest where we utilize a large staff to assist in your comfort, safety and success.
Mountain Gurus provides tipping information within the pre-departure information for each individual trip. Please read the PreClimb pdf. for specific trip guidelines.