The Northern Circuit

The Northern Circuit route is one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro, offering nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes. As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the most acclimatization time and the highest summit success rate. Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge, before crossing the Shira Plateau. The route then heads north and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting from the east. Descend is made via the Mweka route.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers the Northern Circuit as a nine day group climb or private climb. A 10 day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.

All Kilimanjaro Routes:

The prices include

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after climb)

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport

  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head

  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, rescue fees and Value Added Tax (VAT)

  • Expert guide, assistant guides, cook and porters

  • Private toilet

  • Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy

  • Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5 inches thick

  • Mess tents, tables, chairs, lanterns

  • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain

  • Breakfast at hotel

Not included in price

  • Airfare

  • Lunch or dinner at hotel

  • Beverages at hotel

  • Personal gear and equipment

  • Bottled oxygen (highly recommended, ask us for further information)

  • Tips