Northern Circuit Route

9 Days Northern Circuit Route


The Northern Circuit route is the longest and newest of the 7 established Kilimanjaro routes.

It is viewed as a standout amongst the best routes as a result of its incredible acclimatization profile, high achievement rates, staggering perspectives, and similarly 'loose' pace. It is likewise considerably less frequented than the other Kilimanjaro routes. Basically, it is a standout amongst the best approaches to encounter the top of Africa.

Northern Circuit is the best route to encounter Mount Kilimanjaro as it offers close to 360 degrees of amazingly beautiful view including the calm, seldom visited northern slants. You get the opportunity to investigate the mountain in detail and experience every last bit of its numerous surroundings altogether.

Northern Circuit's Landscape

The Northern Circuit route is known for being one of, if not the most beautiful out of every one of the 7 sets up Kilimanjaro routes. You get the opportunity to observe the majority of the different conditions and environments the mountain brings to the table. Catch a look at Mt Meru gliding on the mists from the Shira Plateau before navigating the less visited northern flanks to appreciate breathtaking vistas crosswise over tremendous Kenyan marshes. This less-visited northern route gives chance to a genuinely striking experience to the highest point of Kilimanjaro.

Northern Circuit's Difficulty Level

No Kilimanjaro climb is simple, yet the Northern Circuit route is by and large thought to be one of the 'simpler' climbs in light of its incredible acclimatization profile. It has incredible climb high rest low chances and is the Kilimanjaro route with the most noteworthy achievement rate. Put basically, with the correct Kilimanjaro planning anybody can climb it. You ought to be physically fit, and with the correct help as your mountain team, you can accomplish the summit whether you have the past climbing background or are a first-time trekker.

  • Distance: 5.5Km
  • Timing: 10 days
  • Per Year Climbing: 786
  • Success Rate: 75%
  • Highlights: Afro-Montane Forest

Tour Details

  • This special 9 day climb offers excellent views from all sides of the mountain, including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.
  • The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate.
  • As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the longest acclimatization time, giving you the highest chance of reaching the summit successfully.
  • Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended.

General Info

  • Northern Circuit is one of the newer routes on Kilimanjaro
  • It approaches from the western side of the mountain.
  • Northern Circuit route is one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro

Why Choose

  • It offers one of the longest acclimatization time on Kilimanjaro.
  • It offers a picturesque landscape with a 360-degree view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • It also takes you to the rarely visited northern slopes.


Nearness to the equator guarantees no significant temperature variances by virtue of season changes yet the weather is intensely influenced by the elevation shifts. The northern course begins at 2385 meters, you will before long end up in heather and moorland, which is portrayed by a tenuous climate and flighty temperatures as evenings are frosty multi-day copying hot. Further up it gets insane cold in the high areas with solidifying low temperatures around evening time. At the summit anticipates the cold icy masses, where evenings solidify you and the days are similarly unforgiving with a bufferless sun constantly hunkering down on you.

Success Rate

Northern circuit route has one of the highest success rate on Kilimanjaro with 95% success rate.