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8 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route

8 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route

8 Days Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route
From $1,840.00

Embark on an unforgettable journey to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro via the spectacular 8-day Northern Circuit Route with our private climb package.

Our comprehensive adventure tour encompasses the breathtaking Northern Circuit Route, offering you unparalleled views and a unique experience of Kilimanjaro's diverse landscapes.

As part of our package, accommodation is provided in twin rooms, fostering camaraderie and shared experiences among participants. However, if you prefer single bed accommodation, kindly notify us at least 2 weeks prior to the tour's commencement to make arrangements.

During the ascent, you'll be accommodated in tents shared with 1-2 fellow climbers, fostering a sense of community and adventure. Should you desire individual tent accommodation, please reach out to us, and we'll be happy to accommodate your preferences.

Join us on this extraordinary expedition to conquer Africa's highest peak while creating memories to last a lifetime.


Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our dedicated team will be there to warmly welcome you. From there, you'll be seamlessly transferred to your hotel located in the charming town of Moshi. 

Once settled in, you'll have the opportunity to meet your experienced guide, who will provide you with a detailed briefing about the exhilarating adventure that lies ahead. During this session, we'll also conduct an equipment check to ensure you have all the necessary gear for your upcoming trek. Rest assured, any missing gear can be conveniently rented on this day.

● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included


Embark on the awe-inspiring Northern Circuit Route adventure, commencing at Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) in the West, the very same starting point as the renowned Lemosho Route. Your journey kicks off with a picturesque drive, approximately two hours from Moshi, and notably longer from Arusha. Upon arrival, registration with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities awaits at the gate, followed by a further drive up the mountain to the trailhead.

Before your inaugural trek, most tour operators offer a replenishing lunch at the gate. Then, with spirits high, you'll set off on the first leg of your expedition towards Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters). Along the trail, keep your eyes peeled for remarkable encounters with the diverse wildlife of the rainforest, with the chance to spot majestic creatures like elephants and buffalo that occasionally grace the path. 

As you reach Mti Mkubwa Camp, dinner will be served, marking the end of an exhilarating day amidst the lush canopy of the rainforest.

● Distance: Approximately 5.5km / 3 miles

● Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

● Zone: Rainforest

● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


As the sun casts its morning glow on the rainforest canopy, prepare for another day of thrilling adventure on the Northern Circuit Route. Emerging from Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters), you'll ascend towards the majestic heights of Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters), eager to uncover the wonders that lie ahead.

Your journey continues from the verdant embrace of the rainforest, gradually transitioning into the vast expanse of the heath and moorland zones. As you trek, the landscape unfolds before you, revealing sweeping vistas and the ever-changing beauty of Kilimanjaro's diverse terrain

En route, keep a keen eye out for sightings of wildlife, as the mountain occasionally unveils its treasures, with elephants and buffalo making rare appearances along the trail.

Upon reaching Shira Camp 1, a well-deserved dinner awaits, offering a moment of respite and reflection amidst the rugged splendor of the mountains.

● Distance: Approximately 8km / 5 miles

● Trekking Time: 4-6 hours

● Zone: Heath/Moorland

● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters) to Moir Camp (4,200 meters)

Today marks a transformative leg of your journey, propelling you from the enchanting Shira Plateau to the majestic heights of Moir Camp. As you bid farewell to the serenity of Shira Camp 1, anticipate a day filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and exhilarating challenges.

The morning light greets you as you embark on your expedition across the vast Shira Plateau. A symphony of colors dances across the horizon, painting the sky with hues of gold and azure. Here, amidst the rolling expanse of the plateau, the air is imbued with a sense of adventure and possibility.

Your path unfurls before you, tracing a route through the fabled 'Garden of the Senecios.' Towering senecio trees stand sentinel, their ancient forms weaving tales of resilience and endurance. As you traverse this botanical wonderland, take a moment to revel in the sheer magnificence of nature's craftsmanship.

Venturing deeper into the heart of the high alpine desert zone, you'll find yourself immersed in a landscape both hauntingly beautiful and unforgivingly rugged. The air grows thinner, carrying with it the whispers of ancient glaciers and forgotten legends. Every step forward is a testament to your strength and determination.

Joining the northern circuit, you descend towards Moir Camp, your sanctuary amidst the towering peaks. Perched at an altitude of 4,200 meters, Moir Camp offers respite and reflection amidst the grandeur of the mountains. Here, beneath a canopy of stars, you'll dine on hearty fare and share stories with fellow trekkers, forging bonds that transcend language and culture.


- Distance: Approximately 14km / 8 miles

- Trekking Time: 6-8 hours

- Ecological Zones: Rainforest, Lowe Alpine Zone, High Alpine Zone

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to bask in the beauty of your surroundings. Tomorrow awaits with new adventures and challenges, but for now, let the tranquility of Moir Camp embrace you like an old friend, offering solace in the midst of the wilderness.

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

Embark on an exhilarating ascent from the tranquil haven of Moir Camp, as you venture towards the lofty heights of Buffalo Camp. Day five of your expedition promises both challenges and rewards, as you traverse the rugged terrain and revel in the breathtaking panoramas that unfold before you.

The journey begins with a spirited climb out of the Moir Valley, where the air is crisp and invigorating. For those seeking an extra thrill, a detour to summit the majestic Little Lent Hill beckons, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape from an elevation of 4,375 meters. From this vantage point, the world stretches out before you in a magnificent tapestry of mountains, plains, and distant horizons.

Returning to the Northern Circuit trail, your path meanders through a series of inclines and declines, each step bringing you closer to the elusive peak of Kibo. As you skirt the northern slopes of this legendary mountain, take a moment to soak in the grandeur of your surroundings, where every vista is a testament to the raw power and beauty of nature.

Along the way, the trail offers glimpses of the vast plains that stretch out to the horizon, their golden expanse merging seamlessly with the sky. To the north, the Kenyan/Tanzanian border lies in sight, a reminder of the interconnectedness of our world and the boundless possibilities that lie beyond.

Arriving at Buffalo Camp just after midday, you'll be greeted with a well-deserved feast, replenishing your energy after a day of adventure. Here, amidst the tranquil surroundings of the high alpine zone, take time to rest and recharge, reflecting on the journey thus far and the challenges that lie ahead.


- Distance: Approximately 12km / 7 miles

- Trekking Time: 5-7 hours

- Ecological Zone: High Alpine Zone

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As the sun sets on another day of exploration, let the camaraderie of your fellow trekkers and the serenity of Buffalo Camp envelop you like a warm embrace. Tomorrow awaits with new adventures and discoveries, but for now, savor the moments of stillness and reflection amidst the untamed beauty of Kilimanjaro.

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

Day six unfolds with a captivating journey from the heights of Buffalo Camp to the tranquil enclave of Rongai Third Cave. As you bid farewell to the rugged grandeur of Buffalo Ridge, anticipate a day of discovery and serenity amidst the ever-changing landscapes of Kilimanjaro.

The morning ascent leads you along the undulating contours of Buffalo Ridge, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. With each step, the air grows crisper, invigorating your spirit and awakening your senses to the wonders of the high alpine realm.

Descending into Porfu Camp, a welcome respite awaits as you replenish your energy with a hearty lunch. Here, amidst the embrace of the low alpine zone, take a moment to pause and reflect on the journey thus far, marveling at the resilience of the human spirit and the majesty of nature's design.

Continuing eastward, the trail winds its way around the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro, leading you towards the fabled Rongai Third Cave. At an altitude of 3,800 meters, this ancient sanctuary offers solace and shelter amidst the rugged terrain. As you arrive in the mid-afternoon, bask in the quietude of this sacred space, where time seems to stand still amidst the whispers of the wind and the rustle of leaves.


Embark on the awe-inspiring Norhotel,-thern Circuit Route adventure, commencing at Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) in the West, the very same starting point as the renowned Lemosho Route. Your journey kicks off with a picturesque drive, approximately two hours from Moshi and notably longer from Arusha. Upon arrival, registration with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities awaits at the gate, followed by a further drive up the mountain to the trailhead.

Trekking Time: 5-7 hours

Ecological Zones: High Alpine Zone and Low Alpine Zone

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As the day draws to a close, take time to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Rongai Third Cave, savoring the simple pleasures of camaraderie and contemplation. Tomorrow holds new adventures and challenges, but for now, let the stillness of the mountains soothe your soul and replenish your spirit.

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

Prepare for a day of both physical exertion and mental fortitude as you ascend from the sanctuary of Rongai Third Cave to the lofty heights of School Hut. Day seven marks a pivotal moment in your journey, propelling you closer to the summit of Kilimanjaro and the culmination of your extraordinary adventure.

The trail begins with a steady incline, leading you up and over the rugged terrain of the Saddle, a vast expanse nestled between the majestic peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. As you ascend, the air grows thinner, a tangible reminder of the altitude's unforgiving grip. Yet amidst the challenge, there is beauty to be found in every step, as the landscape unfolds in a breathtaking panorama of glaciers and rock formations.

Continuing southwestward, the trail winds its way upward, guided by the indomitable spirit of the mountain itself. With each stride, you draw closer to School Hut, a beacon of respite and preparation for the arduous journey ahead. Here, at an elevation of 4,800 meters, you'll be greeted with an early dinner, fueling your body for the challenges that lie ahead.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting its golden glow upon the icy peaks, take a moment to prepare your gear for the summit attempt. Insulated water bottles, warm clothing, and a trusty headlamp become your companions in the darkness as you prepare to embark on the final leg of your epic odyssey.


Distance: Approximately 15 km / 8 miles

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

Ecological Zones: High Alpine Zone and Glacial Zone

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As you retire to your restful haven at School Hut, let anticipation and excitement mingle with a sense of quiet determination. Tomorrow, under the cover of night, you'll set out to conquer the summit, guided by the light of the stars and the strength of your spirit.

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

As the clock strikes midnight, your summit bid commences, shrouded in darkness yet ignited by the flicker of determination burning within. Day eight heralds the culmination of your journey as you ascend to the roof of Africa and descend to the embrace of Millennium Camp, your final sanctuary amidst the towering peaks of Kilimanjaro.

Awakened by the gentle murmur of the night, you rise to the tantalizing aroma of hot tea and biscuits, a beacon of comfort amidst the chill of the early morning air. With each sip, you fortify your spirit for the arduous ascent that lies ahead, steeling yourself for the challenges that await in the shadow of Kibo.

The trail unfolds before you, a winding ribbon of rock and ice leading ever upward towards the summit. Passing Hans Meyer Cave, you pause to catch your breath, the silence of the night broken only by the rhythmic beat of your heart and the whisper of the wind. With each step, the air grows thinner, a testament to the altitude's unforgiving grasp.

As dawn breaks on the horizon, casting its golden glow upon the snow-capped peaks, you reach Gilman's Point, a fleeting moment of triumph amidst the daunting expanse of the crater rim. Yet ahead lies the true prize: Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the African continent, beckoning you onward with its siren call.

With determination as your guide, you press forward, the summit drawing ever nearer with each labored step. And then, as if by magic, you stand upon the hallowed ground of Uhuru Peak, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of perseverance.


Distance: Approximately 6 km (3.5 miles) of ascent and 10.5 km (6 miles) of descent

Trekking Time: 6–8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

Ecological Zones: Glacial Zone and all preceding zones

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As you drink in the breathtaking vistas and capture memories in the form of photographs, know that your journey is far from over. Retracing your steps along the crater rim to Stella Point, you begin the descent towards Barafu Camp, a testament to your resilience and endurance.

Descending the rugged slopes of Kibo, you persevere with unwavering determination, mindful of the importance of pacing yourself and staying hydrated. At Millennium Camp, your final night on the mountain, you gather with fellow trekkers to celebrate the triumphs and tribulations of the journey, knowing that tomorrow a new chapter awaits.

As you bid farewell to the majestic peaks of Kilimanjaro, take solace in the memories forged amidst its icy embrace, knowing that the spirit of adventure will forever guide your footsteps, wherever they may lead

Day 9: Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)

As the sun rises on your final day upon the legendary slopes of Kilimanjaro, a sense of accomplishment and anticipation fills the air. Day nine heralds the conclusion of your epic odyssey as you descend through the verdant embrace of the montane rainforest towards the gateway to civilization.

The trail winds its way through the dense foliage of the rainforest, a symphony of life and vitality that contrasts with the stark beauty of the alpine realm you leave behind. With each step downward, the air grows warmer and the canopy above casts dappled shadows upon the forest floor, a gentle reminder of the world awaiting beyond the mountain's embrace.

As you traverse the final kilometers towards Mweka Gate, your thoughts turn to the journey's end and the memories you carry within your heart. Arriving at the gate, you sign out with the authorities, a ritual marking the culmination of your adventure and the beginning of a new chapter.

Here, amidst the bustle of fellow trekkers and the hum of activity, you receive your official certificate—a tangible testament to your courage and determination. Whether adorned with a green ribbon symbolizing your achievement of Gilman's Point or a coveted gold ribbon signifying your triumphant summit of Uhuru Peak, the certificate serves as a lasting reminder of your indomitable spirit and the heights to which you dared to soar.

Before bidding farewell to your guides and porters, you express your gratitude with heartfelt words and gestures, acknowledging the integral role they played in your journey's success. With smiles and handshakes, you part ways, forever bonded by the shared experience of conquering Africa's highest peak.


Distance: Approximately 10 km / 6.5 miles

Trekking Time: 3–4 hours

Ecological Zone: Rainforest Zone

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

As you board the vehicle bound for your hotel in Moshi, you reflect on the challenges overcome and the triumphs achieved, knowing that the spirit of Kilimanjaro will forever reside within you. Though your journey may end here, the memories forged amidst the mountain's embrace will endure, a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit and the boundless wonders of the natural world.

Day 10: Departure from Tanzania

Today marks the conclusion of your unforgettable journey through Tanzania. With the trek behind you, this day is intentionally left open for relaxation and reflection before your departure home. Take this opportunity to unwind and soak in the lingering memories of your adventure amidst the majestic landscapes of Kilimanjaro.

For those with later flight times, consider venturing into the vibrant town of Moshi, where a wealth of experiences await. Explore its bustling streets, filled with the sights and sounds of local life, and perhaps indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping to bring a piece of Tanzania back with you.

Alternatively, embrace the tranquility of your surroundings, allowing yourself to simply rest and recharge before your journey home. Take a leisurely stroll, savor a final breakfast infused with the flavors of East Africa, and take in the breathtaking vistas one last time.

For those with a spirit of adventure still burning bright, Tanzania offers a myriad of possibilities for further exploration. Consider extending your stay with an exhilarating safari, a journey to the idyllic shores of Zanzibar, or other add-ons to continue your discovery of this diverse and captivating country.*Highlights:

Enjoy a leisurely morning to wind down after the trek

Explore the vibrant streets of Moshi and pick up souvenirs

Embrace the tranquility of your surroundings and savor a final breakfast

Consider extending your adventure with additional excursions in Tanzania

As you prepare to depart, carry with you the memories of your incredible journey and the bonds forged along the way. Whether you're heading home or embarking on further adventures, Tanzania will forever hold a special place in your heart, beckoning you to return and explore its wonders once more.


Group Size Price per person

1 person USD 2190/person

2-3 people USD 2090/person

4-5 people USD 1980/person

6-7 people USD 1920/person

8-9 people USD 1870/person

10-12 people USD 1840/person

Price include

 • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

 • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi. 

• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

 • Park entry fees,

 • Camping fees 

• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees 

• 18% VAT on tour fees & services

 • Mountain tents 

• Sleeping Mats 

• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

 • 3 hot 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

 • Emergency first-aid kit

Price excludes

 – Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb. 

– Travel insurance

 – Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 80 for the entire trek.

 – Flights 

– Laundry (Available at hotel)

 – Personal items and toiletries

 – Tips for guides, porters and cook


 Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): 

• Main Guide: $20/day/guide 

Assistant Guide: $15/day/guide

 • Cook: $12/day 

• Porter: $8/day/porter

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