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Experience Your 9-Day Kilimanjaro Adventure via the Northern Circuit Route


per person
  • 9 Days / 8 Night
  • Group : 4+
  • Tanzania

Ready for an incredible 9-day journey conquering Mount Kilimanjaro? We'll be tackling the Northern Circuit Route, known for its breathtaking landscapes and thrilling adventure.

Picture this: lush rainforests, rugged terrains, and the majestic beauty of Africa's highest peak. You'll experience it all as you embark on this unforgettable expedition.

Get ready for the excitement of reaching new heights, surrounded by stunning alpine meadows and panoramic views of Kilimanjaro's iconic summits. Whether you're an experienced climber or a passionate beginner, this trip is designed to create lasting memories and help you achieve your summit dreams.

With expert guides and a carefully planned itinerary, you'll also get to immerse yourself in Tanzania's rich culture and natural wonders along the way. Get set for an epic journey filled with camaraderie, awe-inspiring vistas, and a deep sense of accomplishment.

Discover the Thrills of Your 9-Day Northern Circuit Route Kilimanjaro Expedition

  • Summit Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, guided by experienced mountaineers.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes, including lush rainforests, moorlands, rocky terrains, and expansive alpine deserts along the captivating Northern Circuit Route.
  • Experience gradual altitude acclimatization with the 9-day itinerary, enhancing safety and maximizing summit success.
  • Share unforgettable moments under the starlit African skies at our carefully selected campsites, fostering camaraderie among fellow trekkers.
  • Immerse yourself in Kilimanjaro National Park's rich biodiversity, encountering unique flora and fauna such as giant groundsels, lobelias, and colobus monkeys.
  • Engage with local guides and porters, gaining insights into their culture, traditions, and the natural wonders of Kilimanjaro.
  • Capture breathtaking views of glaciers, volcanic formations, and panoramic African landscapes from strategic viewpoints along the Northern Circuit Route.
  • Support sustainable tourism practices, contributing to environmental conservation efforts and community development initiatives in the region.


If you've chosen the optional airport transfers, our team will arrange to pick you up either from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Once you've settled in, we'll schedule a pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Moshi. It's recommended to arrive at least one day before the trek begins to ensure you're well-rested and prepared. During the briefing, we'll discuss the itinerary in detail, review your equipment, and provide any necessary rentals to ensure you have everything needed for a successful trek

  • Meals On your own
  • AccommodationHotel/lordge in Moshi

Begin your 7-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure, starting from Lemosho Gate and reaching Big Tree Camp on day one. Traverse lush rainforests, spotting diverse wildlife and captivating flora. Gain altitude gradually, acclimatizing to the journey ahead. At Big Tree Camp, savor a well-prepared meal amidst nature's embrace. Prepare for the exciting days ahead as you explore Kilimanjaro's stunning landscapes.

  • Elevation Gain: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
  • Distance Covered: 6km/4mi
  • Estimated Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat Type: Montane Forest
  • Meals Provided: Lunch and Dinner

Ascend through the heath and moorland zones, enjoying panoramic views of Kilimanjaro. Reach Shira 1 Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Elevation Gain: 2650m/8700ft to 3850m/12,600ft
  • Distance Covered: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat Type: Moorland
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continue your ascent through the scenic Shira Plateau, witnessing dramatic landscapes and unique flora. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp for rest and acclimatization.

  • Elevation Gain: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance Covered: 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On Day 4 of your Kilimanjaro adventure, you'll ascend to the Lava Tower for acclimatization, experiencing higher altitudes and breathtaking views. Descend to Barranco Camp via the thrilling Barranco Wall, taking in the stunning landscapes of Kilimanjaro along the way.

  • Elevation Gain: From 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance Covered: Approximately 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: About 5-6 hours
  • Terrain: Semi-desert to alpine
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On Day 5 of your Kilimanjaro adventure, we depart from Moir Camp and head towards Buffalo Camp, immersing ourselves in diverse landscapes and scenic vistas along the way.

  • Distance: 9.2km/5.7mi
  • Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: High Alpine Zone
  • Elevation: From 4155m/13,632ft to 4033m/13,232ft (Altitude loss: 122m)
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On Day 6 of your Kilimanjaro adventure, we trek from Buffalo Camp to Rongai 3rd Cave, covering approximately 4 kilometers through the stunning Alpine Desert habitat.

  • Distance: 6.8km/4.3mi
  • Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Elevation: From 4033m/13,232ft to 3936m/12,193ft (Altitude loss: 97m)
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On Day 7 of your Kilimanjaro adventure, we start our journey from Rongai 3rd Cave and head towards School Hut, preparing for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa.

  • Distance: 4.8km/3mi
  • Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Glacial Zone
  • Elevation: From 3936m/12,913ft to 4717m/15,476ft (Altitude gained: 781m)
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the final day of your Kilimanjaro journey, we begin our trek from School Hut to reach the summit, Uhuru Peak, where you'll receive your summit certificates. Descending from the summit, we make our way back to Mweka Camp through Kilimanjaro's lush rainforests, with your memories of this remarkable adventure etched in your mind.

  • Summit Distance: 5.9km/3.7mi (up)
  • Summit Time: 6-8 hours
  • Descent to Mweka Camp: 13km/8mi
  • Descent Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Glaciers, Snow-Capped Summit
  • Summit Elevation: From 4717m/15,476ft to 5895m/19,341ft (up), Descending to 3106m/10,190ft
  • Altitude gained: 1178m
  • Altitude lost: 2789m
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Descending from Mweka Camp through Kilimanjaro's lush rainforests to Mweka Gate, our summit certificates await at 1680 meters. Continuing to Arusha or Moshi, we celebrate our achievement, cherishing the memories of our Kilimanjaro adventure. Reflecting on the journey, we're surrounded by Tanzania's captivating landscapes, marking a remarkable experience.

  • Descending Elevation: From 3106m/10,190ft to 1680m/5,500ft
  • Descending Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Descending Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced guide with safety certifications.
  • Accommodations with breakfast before and after trek.
  • Hassle-free airport transfers.
  • Nutritious meals throughout the trek.
  • Complimentary drinking water and full-board meals.
  • All-inclusive fees and permits.
  • Fair wages for mountain crew.
  • Portable private toilet and porter services.
  • Flights to and from the trek starting point.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is mandatory and recommended; please seek recommendations.
  • Medications.
  • Tips and gratuities for the porters and mountain crew (20% industry standard recommended).
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs or other purchases.

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The key highlights of the 9-day Northern Circuit route Kilimanjaro climb include stunning panoramic views, diverse landscapes ranging from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, encountering unique flora and fauna, gradual altitude acclimatization, and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.

The 9-day Northern Circuit route stands out from other Kilimanjaro climbing routes due to its longer duration, providing better altitude acclimatization and a higher summit success rate. It also offers a more secluded and less crowded experience, passing through diverse landscapes and offering breathtaking views along the way.

The average altitude gain during the 9-day Northern Circuit route Kilimanjaro climb is around 1178 meters, while the descent from the summit to Mweka Camp involves an altitude loss of approximately 2789 meters.

A good level of physical fitness is recommended for the 9-day Northern Circuit route Kilimanjaro climb. Climbers should engage in regular cardio and strength training exercises to prepare for the trek, which involves long hours of hiking at varying altitudes.

Safety measures during the 9-day Northern Circuit route Kilimanjaro climb include experienced guides and porters, proper acclimatization schedules, emergency communication devices, medical kits, and evacuation plans in case of emergencies. Climbers are also briefed on altitude sickness prevention and response.

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