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9-Day Northern Circuit Adventure: Ascend Kilimanjaro's Hidden Trails and Reach for the Summit


Embark on an awe-inspiring 9-day adventure along the Northern Circuit, a less-trodden path that promises an unparalleled Kilimanjaro experience. This extended itinerary allows for superior acclimatization, ensuring the highest chance of reaching Uhuru Peak, the summit of Africa.


Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 7,742ft to 9,498ft

  • Distance: 6 km

  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Begin your journey at Londorossi Gate, venturing into the captivating rainforest. The trail leads to Mti Mkubwa Camp, offering a gentle introduction to Kilimanjaro's wonders.


Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 9,498ft to 11,500ft

  • Distance: 8 km

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Ascend further into the moorland, where the landscape transforms before your eyes. Reach Shira 1 Camp, surrounded by the captivating beauty of Kilimanjaro.


Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 12,500ft

  • Distance: 7 km

  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Continue your ascent, absorbing the stunning panoramas. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp, where the grandeur of Kilimanjaro's landscapes unfolds.


Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut

  • Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,800ft

  • Distance: 14 km

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Experience an exhilarating day of trekking through the alpine desert. Arrive at Moir Hut, surrounded by the rugged beauty of Kilimanjaro.


Day 5: Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,200ft

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Highland Heath

Continue your journey through the captivating heathland, taking in the striking views. Arrive at Buffalo Camp, where Kilimanjaro's majesty continues to inspire.


Day 6: Buffalo Camp to Third Cave Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 13,200ft to 11,800ft

  • Distance: 15 km

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Descend into the moorland, savoring the ever-changing scenery. Reach Third Cave Camp, where the allure of Kilimanjaro surrounds you.


Day 7: Third Cave Camp to School Hut

  • Elevation (ft): 11,800ft to 15,500ft

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Embark on the final ascent to School Hut, a pivotal point before the summit push. Take in the awe-inspiring views, preparing for your ultimate achievement.


Day 8: School Hut to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

  • Elevation (ft): 15,500ft to 19,341ft (and down to 10,065ft)

  • Distance: 6 km ascent / 13 km descent

  • Hiking Time: 7-9 hours ascent / 5-7 hours descent

  • Habitat: Arctic / Rain Forest

Commence the exhilarating final ascent to Uhuru Peak, standing at the roof of Africa. Descend to Mweka Camp, culminating a remarkable Kilimanjaro adventure.


Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

  • Elevation (ft): 10,065ft to 5,381ft

  • Distance: 10 km

  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Embark on the final leg of your Kilimanjaro journey, descending through the lush rainforest to Mweka Gate. As you traverse this enchanting terrain, reflect on the remarkable achievement of summiting Africa's highest peak.



Starting from 2299 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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