Yes, but women make up a lesser percentage of porters. They suffer the same difficulties as males, but they also have to deal with sexual harassment. Unfortunately, for female porters, this is still the case. Climbing Kilimanjaro would be a pipe dream for many if not for the devotion and strength of these crew members. Kilimanjaro porters are hardworking men and women whose duty it is to assist visitors in carrying their luggage to the top. The majority of the porters are local males aged 18 to 40. They are employed as part of a team of highly skilled experts. Tourists can navigate their way up the mountain thanks to these.