Lemosho and Northern Circuit facts
Total distance: 70 km / 43 miles Starting point: Lemosho Gate End point: Mweka Gate Duration: 7 or 8 days Summit success rate: High Busyness: High
Northern Circuit (or Grand Traverse)
Total distance: 98 km / 61 miles Starting point: Lemosho Gate End point: Mweka Gate Duration: 9 days Summit success rate: Very high Busyness: Low
Map of the Lemosho and Northern Circuit
Description of the routes
Distance and duration
Steepness and trail difficulty
The Northern Circuit is far less busy than the Lemosho, so it's a great option if you'd prefer a quiet climb.
Acclimatisation and success rate
A high and then a low campsite
The route with the higher success rate
Altitude sickness is by far the main reason why so many climbers don't make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Don't be among those folks!