You are not allowed to climb without guides, as it is a protected National Park. You could try to convince the park headquarters in Marangu to go without porters, but you'd better think twice about this.
Even the easy routes will become incredibly hard if you have to carry 35+ kilos on your back (80+pounds). You will need to carry that as a minimum to cover your food, gear etc.
Also it means you will have to put up your own tent, get up early to get water and boil it etc.
You have to be a very fit an experienced mountaineer to do this and do this good enough to have some energy left to do the actual climb....
The park fees alone are $700-900+ so you will not even save much on it...
Note that even if you prefer this, we will still arrange porters to assist the guide, as we won't force them to go without porters. We will also not give any discunt if you choose to carry and cook everything yourself.
Read more about our lead guide Bruce here.