The Northern Circuit route on Kilimanjaro
The Northern Circuit is a fantastic Kilimanjaro route that's walked by relatively few. It offers amazing scenery, excellent acclimatisation, and a quiet trek. We tell you all the reasons we love this Kilimanjaro route!
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The Northern Circuit route is for climbers who have a little more time, really want to explore the mountain, and wish to avoid the crowds.
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"The summit is worth every tough step it takes, and it's completely breathtaking to be the highest person on the African continent for a little while."
Northern Circuit overview
Northern Circuit elevation in profile
Detailed Northern Circuit itinerary
The Northern Circuit is the best Kilimanjaro route for acclimatisation because of its longer climb.
Day 1: Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut
Day 5: Moir Hut to Pofu Camp
Day 6: Pofu Camp to Third Cave
Day 7: Third Cave to Kibo Hut
Day 8: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Part 1 | Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak
Elevation: 4,750 m to 5,895 m
Part 2 | Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
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