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Northern Circuit

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The Northern Circuit Route is one of the newest and most scenic routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a longer and more gradual trek than some of the other routes, offering trekkers plenty of time to acclimatize and enjoy the stunning scenery of Kilimanjaro.

The Northern Circuit Route starts at the Lemosho Gate, located on the western side of the mountain, and follows a circular path around the northern slopes of the mountain. The route passes through several distinct ecological zones, from lush rainforests to alpine meadows and barren lunar landscapes.

The trek begins with a gentle hike through the rainforest, where trekkers will have a chance to spot a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and small mammals. The trail then ascends up to the Shira Plateau, a high-altitude desert landscape that offers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding plains.

The summit push begins in the early hours of the morning, with trekkers hiking for several hours in the darkness to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. The trail is steep and challenging, requiring trekkers to take regular breaks to catch their breath and drink water. As the sun rises over the horizon, trekkers will reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro and one of the most rewarding moments of the trek.

The Northern Circuit Route is a challenging and rewarding trek that offers trekkers the opportunity to explore some of the most scenic and remote areas of Kilimanjaro. It is a longer trek than some of the other routes, but it offers plenty of time for acclimatization, which can help reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

The Northern Circuit Route is also less crowded than some of the other routes, which means trekkers can enjoy a more peaceful and secluded trekking experience. However, this also means that the route has fewer amenities and services, so trekkers need to be prepared for a more rugged and remote experience.

In summary, the Northern Circuit Route is a beautiful and challenging trek that offers trekkers the opportunity to explore some of the most remote and stunning areas of Kilimanjaro. With its gradual ascent and breathtaking scenery, the Northern Circuit Route is a great choice for experienced trekkers who want to experience the best of Kilimanjaro.

All Kilimanjaro Routes

● Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in
● 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
● Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
● Park entry fees,
● Camping fees
● Crater fee (if any)
● Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
● 18% VAT on tour fees & services
● 4 Season mountain tents
● Sleeping Mats
● Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
● 3 meals daily while on the mountain
● Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
● Hot water for washing
● Fair wages for the mountain crew
● Government taxes
● Ox meter
● Emergency first-aid kit
● Mountain climbing certificates

– Drinks at your hotel before and after the climb
– Travel insurance
– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent 
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook
– Portable oxygen tanks

From the trekking group (not per climber):

• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter


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