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Northern Circuit Route

northern circuit route

The Northern Circuit route is our newest offering on Mount Kilimanjaro. This special 9 day climb offers excellent views from all sides of the mountain, including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.

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. Afterwards, the route heads north and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting from the east. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Lemosho route map

The Northern Circuit route is a nine day route.

The Northern Circuit route is certainly one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro. While you trek, you will see nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery as you traverse the mountain at 13,000 feet. As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the longest acclimatization time, giving you the highest chance of reaching the summit successfully. Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended.

The Northern Circuit is offered as a nine day group climb or private climb.

Umbwe Route Map 3d

Lemosho Route profile

9 Day Northern Circuit Itinerarylemosho itinerary


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