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Mount Kilimanjaro, 9 Days Northern Circuit Route.

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Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) – start point 2,360 meters to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters)

Stop At: LONDOROSI GATE, Shira Evacuation Rd, Tanzania
The Northern Circuit Route begins at Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) in the West, the same start point as the Lemosho Route. The drive to Londorossi Gate takes approximately two hours from Moshi and considerably longer from Arusha. Registration with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities occurs at the gate and then you will be driven further up the mountain to the trailhead starting point. Most tour operators serve lunch here before the short first day trek to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters) begins. You may get lucky and spot large wildlife like elephant and buffalo that sometimes emerge from the rainforest onto the path as you trek towards your first camp. Dinner will be served when you reach Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mti Mkubwa camp.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters) to Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters)

Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
On day two you will spend the first hour trekking through the last section of rainforest path before entering the low alpine moorland zone which follows up onto the Shira Plateau. The trek is relatively short and gradual, ending at Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters).
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira one camp.

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters) to Shira Camp 2 (3,850 meters)

Stop At: Shira Camp, Tanzania
On day three the trek crosses the Shira Plateau from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 for lunch. Here nine day trekkers usually spend the night at Shira Camp 2 where they will join trekkers from the Machame Route. But for 8days trekkers will continue with trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and then enters the high alpine desert zone, then you will join the northern circuit heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira two camp.

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (3,850 meters) to Moir Camp (4,200 meters)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day four is a long trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and then enters the high alpine desert zone. The morning is spent trekking up to Lava Tower and the iconic Shark’s Tooth rock formation at 4,600 meters, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will join the northern circuit heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200 meters (see map above). This is an important day in your trek as you will get to experience high altitude and then sleep low, which is good for the acclimatisation process.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Moir camp.

Day 5: Moir Camp (4,200 meters) to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters)

Stop At: Buffalo Luxury Camp, Tanzania
Day five involves a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. Trekkers can take a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters before returning to the Northern Circuit trail. From here the route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters).The trek gives great vistas out across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. You will arrive at Buffalo Camp just after midday, where you will have lunch and have time to rest after a long day hiking.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at Buffalo camp.

Day 6: Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters) to Rongai Third Cave (3,800 meters)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Day six starts with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Porfu Camp where lunch is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatised to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rongai 3rd cave camp.

Day 7: 3rd Cave (3,800 meters) to School Hut (4,800 meters)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
ay seven involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Trekkers then continue walking south-west up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut you will be served an early dinner and then you should get some shut-eye as you will be awoken before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going to bed.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at School hut.

Day 8: School Hut (4,800 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then onto Millennium Camp (3,950 meters)

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
School Hut (4,800 meters) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then onto Millennium Camp (3,950 meters)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Millennium camp.

Day 9: Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Stop At: The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka, Tanzania
The final day is a short hike through the dense montane rainforest from Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to sign-out with the authorities, who will also provide you with your official certificate – a green certificate for those who made it to Gilman’s Point and a gold certificate for those who reached Uhuru Peak. It is customary to give your guide and porter tips before being driven back to your hotel in Moshi
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at your Hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up from any hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
9 days
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • 9x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Private transportation
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
  • Accommodation in wooden cabins on the mountain.
  • 4 season mountain tents.
  • Double layered sleeping mats.
  • Portable oxygen tanks and ox-meter.
  • Emergence first aid kit.
  • Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porter.
  • Entry/Admission - LONDOROSI GATE
  • Entry/Admission - Shira Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Entry/Admission - Buffalo Luxury Camp
  • Entry/Admission - The College of African Wildlife Management Mweka
Exclusions
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Portable flush toilet tents are available for extra charges $ 70 for entire trek.
  • Flights.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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