8 Days Northern Circuit Route
The Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro is the longest and most scenic route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering breathtaking views of the northern slopes of the mountain and surrounding landscape. This 9-day trek takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, providing ample time for proper acclimatization and rest to increase your chances of summiting.
With Sumbi Extra Miles Safari, the Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro trek includes expert guides and porters, as well as comfortable campsites, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. The final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak is challenging, but highly rewarding, and offers a chance to witness an unforgettable sunrise over the African continent. The Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime.
Day by Day Itinerary
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be picked up by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi, where you’ll have a briefing with your guide and go through a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Londorossi Gate to begin the trek. You’ll register with the park authorities and start hiking through the lush rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you. You’ll arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp, located at 2,750 meters (9,020 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the alpine desert and cross the Lent Hills to reach Buffalo Camp, located at 4,020 meters (13,190 feet). You’ll enjoy stunning views of the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro and the Kenyan plains.
After breakfast, you’ll trek to Third Cave, located at 3,870 meters (12,700 feet), through the heath and moorland. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and have a chance to rest and acclimatize.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the barren alpine desert and reach School Hut, located at 4,800 meters (15,750 feet). You’ll have an early dinner and rest as much as possible before the early morning summit attempt.
You’ll wake up around midnight and begin the final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The trek is very challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, and takes approximately 6-7 hours. You’ll reach the summit at sunrise and have time to take photos and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll then begin the descent back down to Mweka Camp, located at 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the descent through the rainforest until you reach Mweka Gate. You’ll receive your summit certificates and then transfer back to either Arusha or Moshi.
End of 8 Days Northern Circuit Route
The Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is a challenging but highly rewarding trek that takes you through
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