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6 DAYS NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE

8-Day Northern Circuit Climb: Conquer Kilimanjaro's Uncharted Pathways

TOUR OVERVIEW

Embark on an awe-inspiring 8-day trek along the Northern Circuit, a lesser-traveled route offering a unique perspective of Kilimanjaro. This extended itinerary ensures superior acclimatization, heightening your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest summit in Africa. Over the course of this journey, you'll traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to arid alpine deserts, while encountering a rich array of flora and fauna. Engage with local communities, immerse yourself in the region's culture, and relish the profound sense of achievement that comes with standing atop Africa's tallest peak. With expert guides and a carefully crafted itinerary, this Northern Circuit adventure promises an unforgettable Kilimanjaro experience

ITINERARY

DAY 1: LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA CAMP

  • Starting Point: Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters)

  • Ending Point: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,785 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 4-5 hours

  • Habitat: Montane Forest

Begin your adventure at Londorossi Gate, where you'll undergo registration. The trek starts through lush montane forest, where you might have the chance to spot some wildlife. Arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp for your first night on the mountain.

 

DAY 2: MTI MKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA I CAMP

  • Starting Point: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,785 meters)

  • Ending Point: Shira I Camp (3,504 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Leave Mti Mkubwa Camp and head towards the Moorland. As you ascend, you'll start to experience the unique flora and fauna of the region. Arrive at Shira I Camp for a well-deserved rest.

 

DAY 3: SHIRA I TO MOIR HUT

  • Starting Point: Shira I Camp (3,504 meters)

  • Ending Point: Moir Hut (4,161 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Today's trek leads you further into the Moorland zone. The path takes you through varying landscapes, offering stunning views. Reach Moir Hut for your overnight stay.

 

DAY 4: MOIR HUT TO BUFFALO CAMP

  • Starting Point: Moir Camp (4,155 meters)

  • Ending Point: Buffalo Camp (4,033 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Leave Moir Hut behind and trek towards Buffalo Camp. This leg of the journey provides spectacular panoramic views of the mountain. Arrive at Buffalo Camp, set in the Alpine Desert, for your overnight stay.

 

DAY 5: BUFFALO CAMP TO RONGAI 3RD CAVE

  • Starting Point: Buffalo Camp (4,033 meters)

  • Ending Point: Rongai 3rd Cave (3,936 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Continue your adventure through the Alpine Desert as you make your way to Rongai 3rd Cave. This stretch offers a unique perspective of the mountain's diverse ecosystems.

 

DAY 6: RONGAI 3RD CAVE TO SCHOOL HUT

  • Starting Point: Rongai 3rd Cave (3,936 meters)

  • Ending Point: School Hut (4,717 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

The trail ascends further into the Alpine Desert zone. Reach School Hut, where you'll prepare for your summit attempt.

 

DAY 7: SCHOOL HUT TO SUMMIT TO MILLENIUM CAMP

  • Summit Elevation: 5,895 meters

  • Ending Point: Millenium Camp (3,827 meters)

  • Summit Hiking Time: Approx. 7-8 hours

  • Descent Hiking Time: Approx. 4-6 hours

  • Habitat: Arctic, Moorland

Start your summit bid in the early hours, aiming for Uhuru Peak. Witness a breathtaking sunrise (weather permitting) from the highest point on Kilimanjaro. Descend to Millennium Camp for your final night on the mountain.

 

DAY 8: MILLENIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE TO MOSHI

  • Starting Point: Millennium Camp (3,827 meters)

  • Ending Point: Mweka Gate (1,633 meters)

  • Hiking Time: Approx. 5-6 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Embark on your final descent through the lush rainforest to Mweka Gate. Collect your summit certificates, signifying your accomplishment, before returning to Moshi for a well-deserved rest.

Please note that these times and distances are approximate and can vary depending on the pace of the group and individual conditions. Always follow the guidance of your guides for a safe and enjoyable experience.

6 DAYS NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE

PRICE PER PERSON (USD)

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Starting from  1999 USD

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What is included​​

  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent

  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

  • Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides

  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees

  • Government Climbing Taxes

  • Climbing permits

  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain

  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries

  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters

  • Enough porters to carry your luggage

  • Safety Equipment

  • Emergency Oxygen

  • Pulse Ox meter

  • Hot drinks at every meal

  • Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day

  • Emergency rescue fees

  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

What is not included

  • International airfares and departure taxes

  • Personal items and toiletries

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, laundry services, and visa and international flight ticket fees

  • Private portable mobile toilet with a tent on the mountain

  • Tips for guides, porters, and cook

  • (Tipping guide: 10-20$US for Porter, 15-25$US for Cook, 20-30$US for Guide, per day and per group) Please Expect 15-20% Tipping

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