9 Day Kilimanjaro trekking through Northen circuit route

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5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Trekking
  • Climbing
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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • 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.
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 fast too. Thanks to all.”
  • Gerardo
  • On Nov 01 2018
5 - Excellent
Once in a lifetime experience hiking through Kilimanjaro's Northern Circuit
“Enosa Expeditions 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, professional, and friendly. Noel, the coordinator, was very responsive and attentive to all our needs. Everyone in our 5 person group was able to summit Kilimanjaro without any problems, and none of us got altitude sickness. The accommodations at Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel, our place of stay, were also excellent. I will definitely recommend Enosa to anyone who wants to ascend Kilimanjaro or have a fun time in Tanzania.”
  • Jennifer
  • On Sep 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Absolutely Wonderful!!
“Enosa Expeditions is absolutely the best company with which to summit Kilimanjaro. My wife and I just went in July. We contacted several companies before choosing Enosa to plan our trip, and we were glad we did. Noel (A manager) was very, very helpful to communicate with by e-mail and phone. He listened closely to what we wanted, helped us make decisions based on his close knowledge of Tanzania, and responded patiently and promptly to my endless lists of questions...even helped me learn a few words of Swahili.
The hiking was beautiful, challenging but not overwhelming. Everyone in our group was able to summit because of the guiding, leadership and support of all the team. The guides, assistant guides, chef, and porters are excellent. Very professional and helpful. We choose Enosa because of its reputation for safety and success.
The only way to see the real Tanzania is with Enosa Expeditions. Their first priority is that you have the trip of your lifetime. They have a wonderful staff of friendly and helpful locals. The food is amazing. The guides are simply the best of the best. Regan and John are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly for Mount Kilimanjaro.
We think the company offers some unique insights/experiences into the country because it is owned by Tanzanians.
Although I don't know when my schedule will permit it, I am already looking forward to my next trip with Enosa.”
  • 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
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