10 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

10-Day Kilimanjaro Climbing Northern Circuit Route: Remarkable 10-day hike and climb, breathtaking landscapes, and conquering Kilimanjaro's peaks.

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About 10 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Northern Circuit Route with Tour Company

Embarking on a Kilimanjaro climbing tour via the Northern Circuit Route promises an unforgettable adventure through stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems. Over ten days and nine nights, this exhilarating journey takes climbers on a challenging yet rewarding expedition to reach the "Roof of Africa," Mount Kilimanjaro's Uhuru Peak. From dense forests to alpine deserts and glaciers, the Northern Circuit Route offers a unique and less crowded approach to Kilimanjaro's summit.

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Day 1  :  Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp


The adventure begins at Londorossi Gate, where climbers complete registration and meet their experienced guides and porters. The climb commences through lush rainforests, alive with exotic wildlife and the enchanting songs of birds. After approximately three to four hours of trekking, climbers reach Mti Mkubwa Camp, their first campsite, nestled in the heart of the rainforest.

Accommodation for day 1
  • Big Tree (Mti Mkubwa) Campsite
Included meals and drinks
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp


    On day 2, you'll continue your ascent through the enchanting rainforest, gradually transitioning into the moorland zone. The scenic beauty of Kilimanjaro unfolds before your eyes as you make your way to Shira 1 Camp. Here, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Shira Plateau and the surrounding peaks. Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring landscapes and relish the tranquility of the mountain.

    Accommodation for day 2
    • Shira 1 Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 3  :  Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp


    Today's climb is relatively short, providing an opportunity for climbers to adapt to the increasing altitude. The trail leads to Shira 2 Camp, situated near a massive lava flow from Kibo's ancient volcanic activity. The landscape here is awe-inspiring, and climbers often find themselves humbled by the sheer magnitude of the mountain.

    Accommodation for day 3
    • Shira 2 Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 4  :  Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Moir Hut


    The journey continues to Lava Tower, a striking rock formation at an altitude of 4,630 meters. Climbers ascend to this point and then descend to Moir Hut, located in a scenic highland desert. This day's itinerary is vital for acclimatization, as it allows the body to adjust to the increasing elevation and prepares climbers for the challenges ahead.

    Accommodation for day 4
    • Moir Hut Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 5  :  Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp


    As the expedition progresses, climbers experience a shift in the landscape from the highland desert to the Alpine desert. The trail leading to Buffalo Camp showcases the mountain's rugged terrain and panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. This leg of the journey is both demanding and captivating.

    Accommodation for day 5
    • Buffalo Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 6  :  Buffalo Camp to Third Cave Camp


    The trek from Buffalo Camp to Third Cave Camp takes climbers through the Alpine desert zone. The vast openness and otherworldly landscapes add to the sense of adventure. Third Cave Camp, perched at an altitude of 3,870 meters, offers a tranquil resting point before the final ascent.

    Accommodation for day 6
    • Third Cave Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 7  :  Third Cave Camp to School Hut


    As the climb approaches its climax, the journey proceeds to School Hut, situated at an elevation of 4,800 meters. Climbers are now within reach of the Kibo summit. The air becomes thinner, requiring cautious pacing and attentive monitoring of each climber's health.

    Accommodation for day 7
    • School Hut Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 8  :  School Hut to Kibo Camp


    The ascent continues to Kibo Camp, positioned at the base of the Kibo summit cone. Climbers spend a few hours resting and preparing for the night's summit attempt. The excitement and anticipation build as the climbers get closer to fulfilling their dream of conquering Uhuru Peak.

    Accommodation for day 8
    • Kibo Camp
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 9  :  School Hut Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp


    Today is the climax of the entire journey. Climbers embark on a midnight climb to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, just before sunrise. Standing at an impressive 5,895 meters above sea level, the feeling of accomplishment and awe is unparalleled. After capturing breathtaking sunrise views, climbers begin their descent to Mweka Camp, celebrating their achievement along the way.

    Accommodation for day 9
    • Mweka Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 10  :  Mweka Camp To Mweka Gate


    The final day of the expedition takes climbers from Mweka Camp through the lush rainforests back to Mweka Gate. Here, climbers receive certificates to commemorate their remarkable accomplishment. The journey concludes with a sense of fulfillment, camaraderie, and a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Accommodation for day 10
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch

  • Tour activities

    Game drive tours

    Getting around/Walking

    Hotel resting

    Photographs

    Tour features and style

    Private tour
    You can do safari privately for solo, couple, family, or in group.

    Group tour
    Join a group with your fellow tourists through this tour.

    Budget tour
    You can compute the price for budget for the whole tour

    Customizable
    You can customize the itinerary, price inclusions, accommodations, and also the price.

    First aid/Rescue
    First aid and rescue during the tour is assured.

    Price inclusions

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Rescue fee

    Park fees

    A professional driver/guide

    Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

    Camping equipment (only sleeping bag/bed linen may be listed as excluded)

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All Taxes/VAT

    Price exclusions

    International flights to/from the start/end of the tour

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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    BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 10 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

    How difficult is the Northern Circuit Route?

    The Northern Circuit Route is considered moderately challenging, suitable for climbers with previous trekking experience. The gradual ascent and longer duration help with acclimatization, increasing your chances of success.

    What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route?

    The best time to embark on this adventure is during the dry seasons, which are from January to March and June to October. These months offer clearer skies, less precipitation, and more favorable climbing conditions.

    How physically fit do I need to be for this trek?

    Kilimanjaro climbing requires a good level of fitness. Regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance-building activities such as hiking or jogging can greatly help in preparing for the challenge.

    Are porters provided during the climb?

    Yes, Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company provides a team of experienced porters who will carry your camping gear, food supplies, and other necessary equipment, allowing you to focus on the trek.

    Is altitude sickness a concern on the Northern Circuit Route?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. The Northern Circuit Route provides ample time for acclimatization, reducing the risk. However, it's essential to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your guides.

    Is previous climbing experience necessary to tackle Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route?

    While previous climbing experience is beneficial, it is not a strict requirement for the Northern Circuit Route. However, it is essential to have a good level of fitness, be mentally prepared for the challenges, and follow the guidance of your experienced guides.

    What are the accommodation options during the trek?

    The Northern Circuit Route offers tented camping throughout the journey. Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company provides high-quality camping equipment, including spacious tents and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

    Are there restroom facilities available along the route?

    Yes, there are designated restroom facilities at the campsites along the Northern Circuit Route. These facilities may vary in terms of amenities, ranging from basic long-drop toilets to more modern toilet facilities.

    Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

    While some campsites may offer limited charging options, it is advisable to bring portable power banks or solar chargers to ensure a reliable power source throughout the journey.

    Are there any age restrictions for climbing Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route?

    There is no specific age restriction for climbing Kilimanjaro, but it is important to consult with your healthcare professional to ensure you are physically fit for the challenge. It is also advisable for minors to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    What is the success rate of reaching the summit via the Northern Circuit Route?

    The success rate of reaching the summit via the Northern Circuit Route is generally higher compared to other routes. With a longer duration and better acclimatization, the success rate can reach around 90% or even higher, depending on various factors such as individual fitness and weather conditions.

    Are there any age restrictions for climbing Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route?

    There is no strict age restriction for climbing Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route. However, it is important to consider the physical demands of the trek and consult with your healthcare professional, especially for climbers who are older or have underlying health conditions.

    What kind of food will be provided during the trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company ensures that climbers receive nutritious and balanced meals throughout the trek. The menu typically includes a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, and beverages to fuel your energy during the climb.

    How do I prepare for high altitude trekking?

    Preparing for high altitude trekking is crucial. It is recommended to engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance-building activities. Additionally, acclimatization hikes at higher altitudes before the Kilimanjaro trek can be beneficial.

    Can I hire additional equipment from Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company?

    Yes, Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company offers rental services for essential trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, trekking poles, and warm clothing. It is advisable to communicate your equipment needs in advance to ensure availability.

    What happens in case of an emergency during the trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company prioritizes the safety and well-being of climbers. They have well-established emergency protocols in place, including trained staff, first aid kits, and evacuation plans if necessary. Guides are experienced in identifying and managing altitude-related symptoms.