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Kilimanjaro Climb: Northern Circuit Route

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  • Use the least-travelled route to reach Kilimanjaro Peak
  • Cross the Shira Plateau, see the Lava Tower
  • Enjoy great views of the sprawling African plains from the top
Join us on this 10-day, guided trek to the highest point in Africa. Book this tour and get the chance to summit Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit route. We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport upon arrival and drive you to your accommodation in Moshi on the first day of the tour.

Drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate and sign up with Kilimanjaro National Park authorities. Head for Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820m) where you spend your first night. Trek to the top of the mountain via Shira (I and II), Moir, Buffalo and School Hut camps. Summit the mountain on Day 8 and return to Moshi on Day 9.

The most recently opened and longest route to the top of the mountain, the Northern Circuit route takes a minimum of eight to nine days to complete. Starting from Londorossi Gate, this route and follows the same path as the Lemosho route for the first two days. Cross the Shira Plateau, see the Lava Tower and enjoy great views across the sprawling plains of Africa upon reaching the top. For more about this trip, please read the itinerary below.
customer reviews about Migration Venture Africa Ltd
5.0 - Excellent Based on 12 reviews
Matthias' review for another Migration Venture Africa Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“Amos was our main contact and he was always quick to respond with any information that we needed as well as being very accommodating to our needs. The guides for the trek were also great, helping us along every step of the way. Would definitely recommend Migration for any of their offered trips or even for organising a custom itinerary!”
Tina's review for another Migration Venture Africa Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“My experience with Migration Venture Africa was nothing but positive. I planned a 7 day Kilimanjaro trip with a friend. They were great with communication via email and setting things up even before I arrived. Everyone that works for the company was very kind and helpful to us. Migration Venture Africa gave a very personal and reliable service that you can't find with the larger companies. They are also one of the only companies based out of the small town of Moshi rather than Arusha and all of their workers are locally hired. The company itself is also locally owned, which is not always the case with the bigger companies. Prior to our trek, we met with our mountain guides to do a precheck for gear and to talk about what to expect. We were picked up at our hotel by the guides and our porters, where we all went together to the mountain gate. The gear provided was sleeping bags (the NorthFace), sleeping pads, a tent, and a dining tent with table, chairs etc. Higher on the mountain they also provided hot water bottles for our sleeping bags to keep warm. The meals during the trek were great, with hot meals in the morning and night and a box lunch for a mid-day meal. There was always more than enough food and the variety of food was great too. All food was safely prepared and no one on our trek was ever ill from food or water. The guides were very attentive to our needs. Our entire group made it to the summit and back down with no troubles. We even made it to the top in time for the sunrise, which was amazing. If you are looking for a company that cares about you and not just money, then I would recommend MIGRATION VENTURE AFRICA LTD.”
Johnson's review for another Migration Venture Africa Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“Overall, my experience was wonderful. The facilities were a perfect mix between comfortable and unusual. It was clear that the Serengeti Migration Tented Camp is a perfect program as it claims. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I felt welcomed by team. The location was unbeatable, with excellent wildlife packed area. By the end of my stay, I didn't want to leave; I'm hoping to return again someday with my family.”
1 hours 3 Star Hotel at Mountain Inn
We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. Meet your guide who will brief you on the upcoming trek and check your equipment to make sure you have all the necessary gear. The missing gear can be rented today.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
The Northern Circuit Route to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro begins at Londorossi Gate, which is also the starting point of the Lemosho Route. Drive to the gate from your hotel in Moshi and register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities.

Drive further up the mountain before disembarking for your vehicle. Enjoy your packed lunch and start trekking to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820m). You might spot elephants and buffalos on the way. Dinner will be served in Mti Mkubwa Camp.

Walking distance: 5.5km
Duration: 3-4 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
Travel from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp I today. This camp is also the starting point of the Shira Plateau and is located on the western side of the plateau.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Camping
Trek through the Shira Plateau from Shira Camp I to Shira Camp II before lunch. Continue your journey east, passing through a senecio forest before entering the high alpine desert zone. The final destination of the day is Moir Camp.

Walking distance: 14km
Duration: 6-8 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Camping
Day 5 involves a moderately steep climb out of the Moir Valley. Trekkers can take a small detour here (optional) to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill (4,375m) before returning to the trail.

The route today is a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to reach Buffalo Camp (4,020m). Enjoy great vistas across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. Arrive at Buffalo Camp in the afternoon. Have lunch and take rest.

Walking distance: 12km
Duration: 5-7 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Climb up the Buffalo ridge and down to Porfu Camp, where lunch is usually served. Continue east to Third Cave Camp, where you will arrive in mid-afternoon.

Walking distance: 8km
Duration: 5-7 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
This day involves a steady incline up and over the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Continue walking southwest from the up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut Camp you will be served an early dinner.

Get some shut-eye after dinner. You will have to wake up before midnight today to start your journey to the summit. Remember to go through all your gear, clothes and snacks before going to bed.

Walking distance: 15km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14 hours Camping
We will wake you up at around 11:30 PM and serve you hot tea and biscuits. Head for the peak next. Climb the slopes of Kibo under the cover of darkness. Take a short break at Hans Meyer Cave. The climb gets steeper as you approach Gilman’s Point (5,681m), where you will reach at around 6 in the morning.

Take a moment to enjoy the approaching dawn and an incredible view of Mawenzi Peak before continuing your journey to the top of Africa's highest mountain. It takes around 2 more hours from this point to the summit.

Stay on top for a while before retracing your steps around the crater rim to Stella Point (5,739m) and to Barafu Camp (4,680m) after that. The day ends after you have reached Millennium Camp (3,950m) for your final night on the mountain.

Walking distance: 16km (both ascent & descent combined)
Duration: 12 to 14 hours
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
The final day is a short hike through a dense forest from Millennium Camp (3,950m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m). Sign out at the gate and receive an official certificate from the national park authorities. There is a green certificate for those who made it to Gilman’s Point and a gold certificate for those who summitted Uhuru Peak.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
1 hours
Prepare for your departure. If you have some time, you can explore Moshi on your own before heading for the airport. In case yo want to continue exploring Tanzania, please inform us ahead of the tour and we will help you with it.
what’s included
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Full board meals during the trek. A lunch box on the first day of the trek
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides
  • Airport pickup and drop off. All transfers as per the itinerary
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tents, mess tents, chairs & tables)
  • All park and camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • An official certificate of achievement
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa fees
  • Travel insuarance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Gratuities to your guide & porter: 15-20% of the total tour price
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
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