8 ночи / 9 дней
special 9 day climb offers excellent views from all sides of the mountain,
including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.
approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from
Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking
through the rainforest to Shira Ridge, before crossing the Shira Plateau.
Afterwards, the route heads north and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to
Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting from the east. Descent is made via
the Mweka route.
Northern Circuit route is certainly one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro.
While you trek, you will see nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery as you
traverse the mountain at 13,000 feet. 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.
Day 1 – Londorossi Gate (2,100
meters) – start point 2,360 meters to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters)
Northern Circuit Route begins at Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) in the West,
the same start point as the Lemosho Route. The drive to Londorossi Gate takes
approximately two hours from Moshi and considerably longer from Arusha.
Registration with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities occurs at the gate
and then you will be driven further up the mountain to the trailhead starting
point. Most tour operators serve lunch here before the short first day trek to
Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters) begins. You may get lucky and spot large
wildlife like elephant and buffalo that sometimes emerge from the rainforest
onto the path as you trek towards your first camp. Dinner will be served when
you reach Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820
meters) to Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters)
two you will spend the first hour trekking through the last section of
rainforest path before entering the low alpine moorland zone which follows up
onto the Shira Plateau. The trek is relatively short and gradual, ending at
Shira Camp 1 (3,610 meters).
Day 3 – Shira Camp 1 (3,610
meters) to Shira Camp 2 (3,850 meters)
three the trek crosses the Shira Plateau from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2.
Nine day trekkers usually spend the night at Shira Camp 2 where they will join
trekkers from the Machame Route. At Shira Camp 2 it is worth trekking a little
higher up the plateau to enjoy the stunning view across the valley below and
Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. The plateau is exposed so be prepared for
a cold night with temperatures getting below zero. Note: Trekkers on an eight
day hike will continue east up the Shira Plateau ridge and on to Lava Tower
(4,600 meters) and then back down via the Northern Circuit to Moir Camp (4,200
Day 4 – Shira Camp 2 (3,850
meters) to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) and then north to Moir Camp (4,200 meters)
is a long trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’
and then enters the high alpine desert zone. The morning is spent trekking up
to Lava Tower and the iconic Shark’s Tooth rock formation at 4,600 meters,
where you will have lunch. After lunch you will join the northern circuit
heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200 meters (see map above). This is an important
day in your trek as you will get to experience high altitude and then sleep
low, which is good for the acclimatisation process.
Day 5 – Moir Camp (4,200 meters)
to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters)
involves a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. Trekkers can take a small
detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters before
returning to the Northern Circuit trail. From here the route follows a series
of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to
Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters).The trek gives great vistas out across the plains
that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border.
You will arrive at Buffalo Camp just after midday, where you will have lunch
and have time to rest after a long day hiking.
Day 6 – Buffalo Camp (4,020
meters) to Rongai Third Cave (3,800 meters)
starts with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Porfu Camp where lunch
is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to
the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before
and by now you should be feeling well acclimatised to the altitude. You will arrive
at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.
Day 7 – 3rd Cave (3,800 meters)
to School Hut (4,800 meters)
involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks
of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Trekkers then continue walking south-west up to
School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut you will be served an
early dinner and then you should get some shut-eye as you will be awoken before
midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including
warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going
Day 8 – School Hut (4,800 meters)
to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) and then onto Millennium Camp (3,950 meters)
be awoken around 11:30 with hot tea and biscuits and will then begin the steep
incline up the slopes of Kibo under the cover of darkness. Your first
check-point is Hans Meyer Cave where you will take a short break. The climb
steepens as you approach Gilman’s Point (5,681 meters), which will be around 5-6
hours after departing School Hut. Take a moment to enjoy the approaching dawn
and incredible view out and across to Mawenzi Peak, but remember you still have
2 hours trekking to reach Uhuru Peak so dig deep for the energy. The slope
flattens as you head west around the crater rim and you should arrive at the
summit at or just after sunrise. Your stay here will be brief so get as many
pictures as you can of the incredible views and surrounding glaciers. You will
then retrace your steps back around the carter rim to Stella Point (5,739
meters) where you will turn south and head down the heavily screed slopes of
Kibo to Barafu Camp (4,680 meters). Most trekkers take a short break here
before continuing down to Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) for your final night
on the mountain. In total you will be trekking for 14-16 hours on day eight so
it is important to pace yourself, remain hydrated and keep your blood sugar
levels up. Note: some tour operators return via Gilman’s Point to Horombo Hut
using the Marangu Route.
Day 9 – Millennium Camp (3,950
meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)
day is a short hike through the dense montane rainforest from Millennium Camp
(3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to
sign-out with the authorities, who will also provide you with your official
certificate – a green certificate for those who made it to Gilman’s Point and a
gold certificate for those who reached Uhuru Peak. It is customary to give your
guides and porters tips at this point before being driven back to your hotel in
Moshi or Arusha.
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