9 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking via Northern Circuit Route

Embark on the ultimate adventure with a 9-day Kilimanjaro hiking via Northern Circuit route. Conquer the highest peak in Africa, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Join us now!

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About 9 Days Kilimanjaro hiking via northern circuit route package

The 9-day Northern Circuit route is a thrilling and relatively new hiking option that offers an incredible Kilimanjaro experience. Renowned for its scenic beauty and low crowd density, this route takes trekkers on a memorable journey around the northern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania\'s iconic volcanic mountain.

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Day 1  :  Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa Campsite


Our thrilling expedition begins after a hearty breakfast and a briefing on our exciting trek ahead. We set out from the hotel and make our way to Londorossi Park Gate, a journey of about 3 hours. The rugged forest track requires a 4WD vehicle, leading us to the enchanting Lemosho Glades. Our first hike takes us through the mesmerizing Montane Forest trails, where we'll finally reach the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

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


    After a satisfying breakfast, our journey continues with a gradual steepening of the trail, as we venture into the giant heather moorland zone. Crossing several streams, we trek over the Shira Ridge and gently descend to Shira 1 camp, located by a tranquil stream on the stunning Shira Plateau.

    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, we embark on a gentle hike across the picturesque plateau, leading us to Shira 2 camp, surrounded by moorland meadows and a serene stream. This day offers a wonderful opportunity for acclimatization, with various HIKING options available on the Plateau.

    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 Moir Hut Camp


    A significant day on our trek awaits! We set forth on a long trek heading east, passing through the enchanting 'Garden of the Senecios' and entering the high alpine desert zone. The morning is dedicated to hiking up to Lava Tower, where the iconic Shark's Tooth rock formation stands at 4,600 meters, and we pause here for lunch. Afterward, we join the Northern Circuit, heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200 meters. This strategic day allows us to experience high altitude and then sleep at a lower elevation, facilitating our acclimatization process

    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


    Today's journey involves a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. For the adventurous souls, an optional hike to the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters awaits before rejoining the Northern Circuit trail. The route leads us around the northern slopes of Kibo, with several inclines and declines, guiding us to Buffalo Camp.

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


    Today begins with a climb up the Buffalo ridge, followed by a descent into Porfu Camp for lunch. We then continue east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave, reaching our destination by mid-afternoon. By now, we should be well acclimated to the altitude, making this day's trek even more enjoyable.

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


    We set out on a steady incline today, crossing the Saddle that lies between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Our route continues southwest, leading us to School Hut. Upon arriving, we will have an early dinner and prepare for the summit attempt, which will begin before midnight. It's essential to ensure that all gear, including warm clothing, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp, and camera, are ready before resting for the night.

    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 Mweka Camp


    Awoken around 11:30 PM with hot tea and biscuits, we commence the steep ascent up the slopes of Kibo under the cover of darkness. Our first checkpoint is Hans Meyer Cave, where we take a brief break. The climb steepens as we approach Gilman's Point (5,681 meters), and after 5-6 hours of trekking, we are rewarded with breathtaking views and the approaching dawn. The slope eases as we head west around the crater rim, and finally, the moment we've been waiting for arrives – we reach the summit at or just after sunrise!

    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


    The slope eases as we head west around the crater rim, and finally, the moment we've been waiting for arrives – we reach the summit at or just after sunrise!

    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

    All Taxes/VAT

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

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

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

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

    Rescue fee

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    Rental vehicle

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Price exclusions

    Personal items

    Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

    Tips: tipping guideline

    Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

    Sleeping bag or bed linen

    Bath towels

    Rental vehicle

    Porterage

    Rescue fee

    Park fees

    A professional driver/guide

    All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

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

    All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)

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

    All flights during the tour

    Roundtrip airport transfer

    Porterage

    Bath towels

    Roundtrip airport transfer

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

    All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)

    All flights during the tour

    All Taxes/VAT

    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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    Reviews for 9 Days Kilimanjaro hiking via northern circuit route package

    remarkable trip tour
    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Elly Darshi
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    Visited: November 2022

    comparing between companies is one of the very many things you have to do before hiking kilimanjaro. we e-mailed many companies but ended up choosing Tanzania Royal Tours And Safaris as this was the only company that showed us an appealing manner of getting to fulfill everything right. was able to summit the kilimanjaro all thanks to the kilimanjaro crew had helping me. our advice it to research and choose a tour operating company carefully.

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    ★★★★★ 5/5

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    Griffith Sluckstar
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    Visited: August 2022

    This is a great route that approaches the kilimanjaro from the side of near the border. if you are looking to not feeling tired, bored or bombarded with muscle pains due to the steep hikes of the mountain you should prefer to use this route as it has the gentlest slope on the mountain making it the longest route. there are as well very small crowds on this route therefore it gives a feeling of having the mountain to oneself.

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    Appealing manner from the company crew
    ★★★★★ 5/5

    By
    Griffith Sluckstar
    Country-flag

    Visited: August 2022

    This is a great route that approaches the kilimanjaro from the side of near the border. if you are looking to not feeling tired, bored or bombarded with muscle pains due to the steep hikes of the mountain you should prefer to use this route as it has the gentlest slope on the mountain making it the longest route. there are as well very small crowds on this route therefore it gives a feeling of having the mountain to oneself.

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