8 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

8-Day Kilimanjaro Climbing Northern Circuit Route: Exhilarating 8-day climb, stunning vistas, and embracing the challenge of reaching the summit.

Operator: BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD
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About 8 Days Affordable Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

Kilimanjaro climbing expedition via the Northern Circuit Route is a journey of a lifetime. This extraordinary route offers stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and ample time for acclimatization, increasing your chances of reaching the summit successfully. Conquering the "Roof of Africa" will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep sense of achievement that will stay with you forever.

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Day 1  :  Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp


Your thrilling Kilimanjaro adventure begins at Londorossi Gate, the starting point of the Northern Circuit Route. After completing the necessary registration and meeting your experienced guides and porters, the climb commences through lush rainforests. As you venture deeper into the forest, you'll be surrounded by vibrant flora and the harmonious melodies of exotic birds. After approximately three to four hours of trekking, you'll reach Mti Mkubwa Camp, your first campsite, nestled in the heart of the dense rainforest.

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


    On day 2, you'll continue your ascent through the rainforest, gradually transitioning into the heath and moorland zone. The trail offers glimpses of Kilimanjaro's grandeur as you climb higher. You'll reach Shira 1 Camp, nestled on the Shira Plateau, where you'll be treated to expansive views of the surrounding landscape and the glaciers adorning the mountain.

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


    Leaving Shira 1 Camp behind, the trail leads you through the alpine desert terrain. As you make your way to Moir Hut, located at an elevation of approximately 4,200 meters (13,780 feet), you'll experience a sense of awe as the vegetation transforms and the air becomes crisper. Moir Hut offers a tranquil retreat, surrounded by the rugged beauty of Kilimanjaro.

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


    From Moir Hut, your journey continues towards Buffalo Camp. The trail takes you through stunning landscapes, including rocky outcrops and vast alpine meadows. As you traverse this diverse terrain, keep an eye out for unique wildlife encounters, adding an element of excitement to your trek. The day concludes at Buffalo Camp, where you'll rest amidst the serene surroundings.

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


    On day 5, you'll proceed from Buffalo Camp to Third Cave Camp, ascending further into the alpine desert zone. The trail rewards you with breathtaking views and a sense of wonder as you marvel at the vastness of the landscape. As you arrive at Third Cave Camp, nestled amidst the stark beauty of Kilimanjaro, you'll be filled with anticipation for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.

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


    Leaving Third Cave Camp behind, you'll continue your ascent towards School Hut. The trail takes you through the arctic desert zone, with sparse vegetation and rocky paths. As you climb higher, the air becomes thinner, and the majestic presence of Kilimanjaro looms ever closer. School Hut serves as your base before the final push to the summit, providing a serene and strategic location to rest and acclimatize.

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


    Today marks the climax of the entire journey as you embark on a midnight climbto reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, just before sunrise. Standing tall at 5,895 meters above sea level, the sense of accomplishment and awe will be indescribable. After capturing the breathtaking sunrise views, you'll begin the descent to Mweka Camp, where you'll celebrate your achievement and spend the final night on the mountain.

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


    On the last day of your Kilimanjaro climbing tour, you'll climb from Mweka Camp through the lush rainforests, which are brimming with life. As you descend, you'll reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken and the memories you've made. Back at Mweka Gate, you'll receive certificates to commemorate your remarkable feat before bidding farewell to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Accommodation for day 8
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • 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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    Website https://www.burigichatosafaris.com/

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    Frequently Asked Questions for 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

    How physically fit do I need to be for the Northern Circuit Route?

    The Northern Circuit Route is considered moderately challenging, requiring a good level of physical fitness. Regular cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and endurance-building activities are recommended to prepare for the trek.

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

    The best time to embark on the Northern Circuit Route is during the dry seasons, from January to March and June to October. These months offer favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and better chances of a successful climb.

    Is altitude sickness a concern on the Northern Circuit Route?

    Altitude sickness can affect climbers at higher elevations. The Northern Circuit Route allows for better acclimatization with its longer duration, reducing the risk. However, it is essential to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your experienced guides.

    What kind of accommodations are provided during the trek?

    The accommodations on the Northern Circuit Route are in tents, as it is a camping route. Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company provides high-quality camping equipment, including spacious tents, sleeping mats, and comfortable dining areas.

    Are there restroom facilities available along the Northern Circuit Route?

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

    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 important to have a good level of fitness, be mentally prepared for the challenges, and follow the guidance of your experienced guides.

    Can I hire equipment from Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company?

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

    What meals are provided during the trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company ensures that climbers receive nutritious 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. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

    Is bottled water provided during the trek?

    Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company provides safe and purified drinking water during the trek. It is important to stay hydrated throughout the journey, and the guides will ensure an adequate supply of water for your needs.

    How many guides and porters will accompany us on the trek?

    The number of guides and porters accompanying you will depend on the size of your group. Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company follows guidelines to ensure a suitable guide-to-climber ratio for your safety and comfort. The porters will assist with carrying the camping equipment and supplies.

    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. The guides are experienced in identifying and managing altitude-related symptoms.

    What should I pack for the Kilimanjaro climb?

    It is recommended to pack essential items such as appropriate clothing for various weather conditions, comfortable hiking boots, a daypack, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a headlamp, personal medications, and toiletries. A detailed packing list will be provided by Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company.