9 Day Kilimanjaro trekking through Northen circuit route

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Tour Code BM-4792
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • +12
  • The Northern Circuit route is our newest offering on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 360 degrees of beautiful scenery all along the trail
  • Good route for acclimatization giving you the highest chance of summit success
The Northern Circuit route is our newest offering on Mount Kilimanjaro. This special 9 day climb offers excellent views from all sides of the mountain, including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge, before crossing the Shira Plateau. Afterwards, the route heads north and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting from the east. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

The Northern Circuit route is certainly one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro. While you trek, you will see nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery as you traverse the mountain at 13,000 feet.

As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the longest acclimatization time, giving you the highest chance of reaching the summit successfully. Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended.

The Northern Circuit is offered as a nine day group climb or private climb.
  • Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi
  • Day 2: Climb to Kilimanjaro through Varied Farmland
  • Day 3: climb to Kilimanjaro through Moorland
  • Day 4: climb to Kilimanjaro though Shira Plateau
  • Day 5: climb to Kilimanjaro through Lava tower & Arrow Glacier
  • Day 6: limb to Kilimanjaro through Moir Valley
  • Day 7: climb to Kilimanjaro Buffalo Ridge and Pofu
  • Day 8: climb to Kilimanjaro through the Saddle
  • Day 9: climb to Kilimanjaro to Gilman’s Point
  • Day 10: climb to Kilimanjaro Retrace though Forest.
  • Day 11: Moshi – Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Transfer from and to the International Airport
  • National park fees
  • Certified and Experienced professional English speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Tips
  • Optional acytivities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal mountain gears
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From UK
  • On Jun 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Kili Northern Circuit
Very enjoyable trip, well organised, friendly staff and beautiful place. Made it to the top of Kilimanjaro for sunrise thanks to help of excellent guides. Food on trip was plentiful and tasty, porters worked very hard and were... Read more
  • Gerardo
  • On Nov 01 2018
5 - Excellent
Once in a lifetime experience hiking through Kilimanjaro's Northern Circuit
The tour company did an amazing job organizing a 9-day tour of Kilimanjaro and a 3-day safari tour. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. The guides, cooks, and porters for both the safari and the trek were knowledgeable,... Read more
  • Jennifer
  • On Sep 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Absolutely Wonderful!!
This is absolutely the best company with which to summit Kilimanjaro. My wife and I just went in July. We contacted several companies before choosing this one to plan our trip, and we were glad we did. Noel was very, very helpful... Read more
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