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Northern Circuit 9 Day Kilimanjaro Trekking

Itinerary Highlights

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Duration: 9 days

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Category: Kilimanjaro trekking

Destination: Kilimanjaro via Northern circuit route

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Start in: Moshi

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End in: Moshi

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Essential items:

Hiking boots, long sleeve shirts, fleece jacket, cotton pants, digital camera, warm trekking socks, sun hat, day pack

Tour guide languages:

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

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Major attractions:

Africa’s highest mountain, five different vegetation zones

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ITINERARY BY DAY

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2100 m) To Mti Mkubwa Camp (2820 m)
  • Pickup from the hotel in Moshi and drive to Londorossi gate for registration formalities and trekking preparations
  • Initiate the hike through the tropical rain forest which provides access to wildlife like elephants and bufallos
  • Proceed hiking to reach Mti Mkubwa camp in the evening
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2820 m) To Shira 1 Camp (3505 m)
  • Trek from the rain forest through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, to reach Shira Ridg
  • Break for lunch and proceed with the path to reach Shira camp in the evening
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (3500 m) To Shira Camp 2 (3840 m)
  • Acclimatization day providing a chance to explore the Shira plateau. This allows your body getting used to high altitude
  • Pass through the moorland zone leading to Shira 2 camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (3840 m) To Lava Tower (4,630m) To Moir Hut Camp (4200 m)
  • Hike from the Shira Plateau through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ while approaching Lava Tower
  • Arrive at the tower around noon for rest and lunch break
  • Proceed with the trail to reach Moir hut in the evening
  • Dinner and sleep at the camp
Day 5: Moir Hut Camp (4,200 m) To Buffalo Camp (4,020 m)
  • Trek out of Moir Valley while approaching summit of Lent Hills before joining the Northern Circuit trail
  • Explore the landscape offering stunning views across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border
  • Continue hiking to reach Buffalo camp for dinner and overnight stay
Day 6: Buffalo Camp (4,020 m) to Third Cave (3,870 m)
  • Climb up the Buffalo Ridge which provides beautiful views and a remote wilderness feeling
  • The path leads to Third cave for rest and overnight stay
Day 7: Third Cave (3,870 m) to School Hut (4,800 m)
  • Trek steadily over the “Saddle,” which lies between peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi
  • The path leads to School Hut where you will arrive in the afternoon
  • Upon arrival, have much rest and drink lots of water as to prepare your body for the next day
  • It’s recommended to sleep early by 07:00 pm
Day 8: Ascend To Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
  • Wake up around 11:30 pm for a hot drink and some snacks. Proceed by putting on trekking gears
  • Leave the camp by torchlight in the final pursue of the summit
  • Climb from the alpine desert into the volcanic scree as noticing the sudden drop of temperature
  • The steep climb with short breaks in between leads to Gilman’s point (5681 m) to arrive in time for sunrise
  • Get time for a little break before making a final round trip to Uhuru peak (5895 m)
  • Get time for photographs while feeling accomplished standing at the roof of Africa
  • Proceed with descending down the mountain which is quite fast. The trail finally leads to Horombo hut (3720 m) to arrive in the evening
  • An overnight stay at the hut
Day 9: Mweka Camp (3100 m) to Mweka Gate (1640 m)
  • Have a hot breakfast and initiate the hike walking through the forest to reach Mweka gate
  • Get awarded with certificates upon the level reached. Green certificates are awarded to hikers who reached Stella and golden ones to those who reached Uhuru
  • Show appreciation to the crew (guide, porters and cooks) by tipping them
  • Drive back to Moshi to previous accommodations or airport for departure

Price & Accommodation Options

 

  • This tour can be arranged to accommodate your budget plan

Mount Kilimanjaro Includes

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • 2 Nights accommodations
  • Professional, experienced mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa

Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa, amount varies depending on your country of origin
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (safari after your climb, etc)
  • Tips and any items of a personal nature

 

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