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Kilimanjaro Climbing ~ Northern circuit route 9 Days

Kilimanjaro Climbing ~ Northern circuit 9 Days

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park 9 Days / 8 Nights   Solo / Groups
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Northern circuit route 9 Days Trip highlights:

Kilimanjaro Climbing – Northern circuit route 9 Days is one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro, offering nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.
As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the most acclimatization time and the highest summit success rate.
Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended..

Package Itinerary:

  • Day 1 : Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
    Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
  • Day 2 : Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp
    Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
    Distance: 8 km/5 miles
    Hiking Time 5-6 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp.
    Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
  • Day 3 : Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
    Elevation: 11,500 ft to 12,500 ft
    Distance: 7 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    We explore the Shira Plateau. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadow towards Shira 2 Camp. The heath zone displays abundant wildflowers and unique Senecio trees..
  • Day 4 : Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Moir Hut
    Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
    Distance: 14 km
    Hiking Time: 9 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a tall volcanic rock formation. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills.
    A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
  • Day 5 : Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp
    Elevation: 13,580 ft to 13,200 ft
    Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    We trek out of Moir Valley with a moderately steep climb, then hike to the summit of Lent Hills before returning to the main trail. The path crosses a rock field and gently undulates before reaching Buffalo Camp.
    This section of the trail offers great views across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border.!
  • Day 6 : Buffalo Camp to Third Cave
    Elevation: 13,200 ft to 12,700 ft
    Distance: 8 km/5 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    As we head up Buffalo Ridge, the terrain becomes increasingly sparse. This route is rarely travelled and we will enjoy its mountain wilderness feel. We trek through remote valleys on to the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro until we arrive at Third Cave.
  • Day 7 : Third Cave to School Hut
    Elevation: 12,700 ft to 15,600 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    We climb steadily up and over the “Saddle,” which sits between Kibo and Mawenzi. We continue on to our camp, School Hut. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.
  • Day 8 : Shool Hut to Uhuru – Millennium camp
    Elevation: 15,600 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Gilmans point 5685m as the first rays of the sun hit us.
    Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking.
    Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
  • Day 9 : Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate
    Distance: 12km/7miles.
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.
    Eleven: 12,434 ft – 5,380 ft.
    Vegetation: Rain forest.
    A gentle trek takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks.
    Overnight at your arranged Hotel.

Price above includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping/hut and rescue fees
  • Professional Up to date wilderness first responder trained guide or equivalent Assistance Guide
  • Gamow bag (portable hyperbaric chamber)
  • Emergency oxygen & Pulse oximeter
  • Expedition medical kit
  • Comprehensive vital sign monitoring
  • 3 person expedition tents (2 clients/tent)
  • Mountaineering mattress
  • Light weight mess tent
  • Expeditions walk in mess tent
  • Light weight aluminum table
  • Luxury chair with back rest
  • Purified water while on the mountain
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Salary for the Guides,porters,Cooks
  • Government taxes
  • VAT 18% on park entrance fees
  • Bowl of hot washing water in the morning and evening

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Costs of visas
  • Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary)
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Medical or extra evacuation fees
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Additional transportation
  • Meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness
  • Medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes

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