9 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route

9-Day Kilimanjaro Climbing Northern Circuit Route: Thrilling 9-day, diverse terrains, reaching new heights, and embracing awe-inspiring surroundings.

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About 9 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing via Northern Circuit Route, A Thrilling Adventure

This 9-day Kilimanjaro climbing tour via the Northern Circuit Route promises an extraordinary adventure, taking you through diverse ecosystems, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an achievement of a lifetime, and this expedition will leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

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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
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 2  :  Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp


    As the sun rises, you'll leave Mti Mkubwa Camp behind and continue the journey towards Shira 1 Camp. The trail gradually transitions from the rainforest to the heath and moorland zone, offering a diverse range of landscapes. The views of the Shira Plateau and surrounding scenery are awe-inspiring. By the end of the day, you'll reach Shira 1 Camp, where you can rest, acclimatize, and take in the breathtaking panoramas.

    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, allowing you to further adapt to the increasing altitude. The trail takes you through the Alpine desert zone, offering unique and mesmerizing scenery. As you reach Shira 2 Camp, located near a massive lava flow from Kibo's ancient volcanic activity, you'll be in awe of the vastness 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 today takes you to Lava Tower, a striking rock formation at an impressive altitude of 4,630 meters. This segment of the climb is essential for acclimatization, as you ascend to higher elevations and then descend to Moir Hut, situated in a scenic highland desert. The panoramic views and rugged landscapes make this day's climb both challenging and rewarding.

    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, you'll notice a change in the landscape from the highland desert to the Alpine desert. The trail leading to Buffalo Camp showcases the mountain's rugged terrain and provides opportunities to spot unique flora and fauna. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning vistas and a memorable camping experience.

    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 you 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 to the summit.

    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 you venture higher, the landscape changes dramatically, and you'll enter the Arctic zone. The trail leads to School Hut, situated at an elevation of 4,800 meters. Here, climbers prepare for the night's summit attempt, ensuring they are well-rested and equipped for the challenging ascent ahead.

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


    Today is the climax of the entire journey as you embark on a midnight climb to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, just before sunrise. Standing tall at 5,895 meters above sea level, the feeling of accomplishment and awe is unmatched. After capturing breathtaking sunrise views, you'll begin the descent to Mweka Camp, celebrating your achievement along the way.

    Accommodation for day 8
    • Mweka Campsite
    Included meals and drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
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    Day 9  :  Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate


    On the final day of your Kilimanjaro climbing expedition, you'll bid farewell to the mountain and continue your descent to Mweka Gate. The trail winds through the vibrant rainforest, teeming with life and providing a colorful finale to your adventure. As you reach Mweka Gate, a profound sense of accomplishment and gratitude will fill your heart. Receive your certificate of achievement, bid farewell to your dedicated guides and porters from Burigi Chato Safaris Tour Company, and cherish the memories of your extraordinary journey.

    Accommodation for day 9
    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 9 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. It is advisable to have a good level of fitness and engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance-building activities 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 clearer skies, less precipitation, and more favorable climbing conditions.

    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 is essential to listen to your body, stay hydrated, 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.

    Are there restroom facilities along the Northern Circuit 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.