11 Days Northern Circuit Route

11 Days Northern Circuit Route

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About Northern Circuit Route

The Northern Circuit route is the longest and newest of the 7 established Kilimanjaro routes.

It is viewed as a standout amongst the best routes as a result of its incredible acclimatization profile, high achievement rates, staggering perspectives, and similarly 'loose' pace. It is likewise considerably less frequented than the other Kilimanjaro routes. Basically, it is a standout amongst the best approaches to encounter the top of Africa. Northern Circuit is the best route to encounter Mount Kilimanjaro as it offers close to 360 degrees of amazingly beautiful view including the calm, seldom visited northern slants. You get the opportunity to investigate the mountain in detail and experience every last bit of its numerous surroundings altogether. The Northern Circuit route is the newest, most exciting route on Kilimanjaro. The trek follows the Lemosho trail in the beginning, approaching Kilimanjaro from the west. It is a nine day climb, which is the longest route in terms of time and distance travelled


Height Height : 5,895 m(19,341 feet)

Distance Distance : 63.1 km

Per Year Trekking Per Year Trekking : 786

Timing Timing : 10 Days

Success Rate Success Rate : 75%

Highlights Highlights : Afro-Montane Forest

Uniqueness :

  • Northern Circuit is one of the newer routes on Kilimanjaro

  • It approaches from the western side of the mountain.

  • Northern Circuit route is one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro

  • It offers one of the longest acclimatization time on Kilimanjaro.

  • It offers a picturesque landscape with a 360-degree view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

  • It also takes you to the rarely visited northern slopes.

Weather & Climate :

Nearness to the equator guarantees no significant temperature variances by virtue of season changes yet the weather is intensely influenced by the elevation shifts. The northern course begins at 2385 meters, you will before long end up in heather and moorland, which is portrayed by a tenuous climate and flighty temperatures as evenings are frosty multi-day copying hot. Further up it gets insane cold in the high areas with solidifying low temperatures around evening time. At the summit anticipates the cold icy masses, where evenings solidify you and the days are similarly unforgiving with a buffer less sun constantly hunkering down on you.

Success Rate :

This is the newest route on the mountain and traverses all of the Northern Slopes on a circumnavigation of the mountain. Because of its length, it’s the safest and most successful route up Kilimanjaro with an average summit success rate of over 95%! If you have the time and want to get off the standard busier routes, this is probably the best option for you.

Direct arrival at a lodge in Moshi at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This evening you will have a pre-climb briefing with your guide and a consultant.

Depart Moshi to Londorosi gate, upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities, you will then be driven to Lemosho starting point, start your hike through a rain forest while enjoying watching wild animals.

Continue through the forest, steeply climbing into the heather and moorland zone, crossing the Shira Ridge, and descending into the Shira Plateau.

A slow-paced hike across the Shira Plateau through the heather and moorland.

A short trek arriving at the base of the alpine desert, the destination for today.

Today you leave Moir Valley behind and continue in the alpine desert zone. Your night will be spent at a lower altitude than the night before.

Make your way across the alpine desert, as you trail ends joining the Rongai route where once again your night will be spent at a slightly lower altitude than the night before.

Journey across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo.

Around mid-night start for the summit to Gilman’s Point (5681m) and then continue to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Descend Barafu Camp for a short break and later continue to Millennium Camp or Mweka Camp for overnight.

Today is the final day on the mountain; enjoy your breakfast before descending to Mweka gate passing through forest zone. Upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities and tipping ceremony with your support team. Our driver will then transfer you to Moshi.

After your trekking end or you can transfer to the airport to back home.


  • Transport fees

  • Hotel After & before trekking

  • Gate Fees

  • Guides Fees

  • Professional Guides

  • Hot meals & Water served three times per day

  • Government taxes

  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter

  • Emergency first-aid kit


  • International Flights

  • Visa Fees

  • Vaccination

  • Laundry

  • Gear for your climb

  • A portable flush toilet with a toilet tent. It can be rented at $70 for the entire trek

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