8days Climb Via Northern Circuitroute.

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Day 1: Airport-Hotel

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transferred to the Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight bed and breakfast.

Day 2; Hotel-Shira Camp

You will depart Moshi after breakfast and head for Londorossi gate, the transfer will take about 2 hours. At Londorosi gate, you will complete entry formalities and thereafter continue up by car to Morum Barrier Gate (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trail-head, eat lunch, and then commence your trek passing through heather and moorland which lead to your first camp on Mt. Kilimanjaro.(which is a descent) only about 1-2 hours of trekking. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is spectacular

Day 3:Shira Camp-Moir Camp

Today you leave your camp after breakfast and hike across the legendary Shira plateau, east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak. Averaging 12,500 feet, Shira is considered one of the highest plateaus on earth. You immediately veer away from the crowded trails and head towards the northeast edge of the Plateau to reach Moir Camp. The trek takes about 4-5 hours over easy terrain. Moir camp is an isolated and rarely used camp affording stunning views over the Shira Plateau.

Day 4: -Moir Camp-Buffalo Camp

On your fourth day on Mount Kilimanjaro, you begin your morning trek heading out of the moorland and into the stark alpine desert, on a steep ridge off the main trail, and begin your venture on the Northern Circuit Route. Today, you will trek for about 5 – 7 hours. From the Pofu Campsite you will enjoy spectacular view into Kenya’s wild lands to the north.

Day 5: Buffalo Camp Kikelewa Caves

After breakfast at you camp, you begin your trek and proceed onward through valleys and over ridges through the alpine desert and moorland, you will further continue your circuit to the east, enjoying a vast mountain wilderness to yourselves. Today you will have another 5 – 7 hours of trekking.

Day 6:Kikelewa Camp-Mawenzi Camp

After a 3-5 hours steadily trekking upward, you will reach a placid mountain tarn (lake) at the foot of the majestically rising steep ridges of Mawenzi, which is Kilimanjaro’s second highest volcano. Your camp for tonight is nestled along the tarn in a protected alcove with magnificent views towards the steeply rising rocks of Mawenzi. Camp at Kikelewa Caves Camp

Day 7:Mawenzi Tarn Camp-Outward Bound Camp

Begin today’s trek that will take you 5-7 hour. Enjoy hiking though a relatively easy hike across the wide saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The trek takes you across the massive saddle- the crossing is quite impressive and the landscape spectacularly stark. As you near the foot of Kibo ,the temperatures turn cold. After reaching your camp, Mawenzi Tarn Camp, prepare all your gear for the day ahead, and turn in early to rest. Our Arusha base will make sure that a resupply of fresh food and supplies reach camp on this afternoon.

Day 8:Outward Bound Camp-Uhuru Peak Camp

Expect a midnight wake-up call, that will be the start of a long trek. After some quick tea, you begin trekking at around 1am up the winding path of endless switchbacks. Today’s trek is long and from your camp to the rim of the crater (Gillman’s Point (18,750 ft./ 5,712 m)) to Uhuru Peak, the trekking time is about 7 – 8 hours. The slope is steep, with switchbacks, over loose rock and scree with some boulders as you near Gilman’s Point. Spend some time at Hans Meyer cave on the way, the famous spot where Kilimanjaro’s first western climber described in his journals. The trek from Gilman’s Point at the edge of the crater, to the summit is less demanding, and depending on your pace, you can reach it after a further 1½-2 hours along the snowy crater rim (depending on the season). After a short time at the summit, re-trace your steps back to Gilman’s Point, then summon your strength again for further descent to Mweka Camp where you will spend your last night on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 9: Mweka Camp-Mweka Gate

After Breakfast, From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy and long hour walk. In the Mweka village drive to Springlands Hotel and you will be served a delicious hot lunch!! You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, overnight at the hotel

Day10: After an early breakfast, Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight back home.

 

Rates include

  • Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
  • Services of a professional English/French speaking driver/guide
  • Full board accommodation in the lodge/tented camp as mentioned
  • Bottled water for use during the safari
  • Park entrance fees

Rates exclude

  • International flights
  • Cultural visits
  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR COMPETITIVE RATES AS COST VARIES WITH SEASONS.

01 Jan-31st march & Jul-31-Oct               High Season

01 April-31st May                                     Low Season

01 June-30th June & Nov – Dec                 Mid-Season