About Kilimanjaro Northern Circuite

Discover the Magic of Kilimanjaro’s Northern Circuit with Lyimo Expeditions

Welcome to the heart of Africa, where the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, awaits your adventurous spirit. If you’re seeking an unparalleled trekking experience, the Northern Circuit is the ultimate route to conquer this majestic peak. Join us at Lyimo Expeditions, a premier tour operator in Tanzania, to embark on a journey that promises breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unforgettable memories.

Why Choose the Northern Circuit?

The Northern Circuit is often referred to as the “scenic route” of Kilimanjaro, and for good reason. This lesser-traveled path offers a unique and immersive experience that combines natural beauty with the thrill of adventure. Here’s why the Northern Circuit should be at the top of your bucket list:

1. Spectacular Scenery

Prepare to be enchanted by the ever-changing landscapes. From the lush rainforests at the base of the mountain to the alpine deserts and arctic summits, the Northern Circuit showcases a variety of ecosystems. The route circles around the northern slopes, providing panoramic views that are truly awe-inspiring.

2. Less Crowded

One of the biggest advantages of the Northern Circuit is its relative seclusion. Unlike the more popular Machame and Marangu routes, the Northern Circuit offers a peaceful and serene trekking experience. It’s perfect for those who seek solitude and a deeper connection with nature.

3. Higher Summit Success Rate

The Northern Circuit is the longest route to Uhuru Peak, taking about 9-10 days. This extended duration allows for better acclimatization, significantly increasing your chances of reaching the summit safely. At Lyimo Expeditions, our experienced guides will ensure you’re well-prepared and supported every step of the way.

4. Unique Wildlife Encounters

As you trek through the diverse terrains, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife. From colobus monkeys in the rainforest to the elusive serval cats in the moorlands, the Northern Circuit is a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

The Itinerary

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect on your Northern Circuit adventure with Lyimo Expeditions:

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. After settling in, you’ll have a briefing session with your guide to go over the trek details and ensure you’re well-prepared for the journey ahead.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Your adventure begins with a drive to Londorossi Gate for registration. From there, you’ll trek through the lush rainforest to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Keep an eye out for blue monkeys and exotic bird species along the way.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

As you ascend, the vegetation changes from dense forest to heather and moorland. You’ll arrive at Shira 1 Camp, located on the western edge of the Shira Plateau, where the views of Kibo Peak are simply stunning.

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Today’s trek takes you across the Shira Plateau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The expansive plains and distant views of Mount Meru create a surreal landscape. You’ll camp at Shira 2, where the stars at night are nothing short of magical.

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut

Your journey continues to Moir Hut, a remote and tranquil campsite. This area is known for its unique geological formations and offers excellent acclimatization opportunities with a short hike in the afternoon.

Day 6: Moir Hut to Pofu Camp

Today, you’ll venture deeper into the northern slopes, trekking to Pofu Camp. The trail is less traveled, offering solitude and serenity as you make your way through the rugged terrain.

Day 7: Pofu Camp to Third Cave

The route to Third Cave takes you through diverse landscapes, including alpine desert and rocky outcrops. The sense of adventure heightens as you get closer to the summit.

Day 8: Third Cave to School Hut

As you ascend to School Hut, the air becomes thinner and the anticipation grows. This camp serves as your launching pad for the final summit push.

Day 9: School Hut to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp

Summit night begins around midnight. With headlamps lighting the way, you’ll trek through the darkness to Stella Point, then onward to Uhuru Peak – the highest point in Africa. Witness the sunrise from the Roof of Africa before descending to Millennium Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

Your final day on Kilimanjaro takes you through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here, you’ll receive your summit certificates before transferring back to Moshi. Celebrate your achievement with a festive dinner and share stories with fellow trekkers.

Why Book with Lyimo Expeditions?

At Lyimo Expeditions, we’re passionate about delivering exceptional experiences that go beyond your expectations. Here’s what sets us apart:

1. Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in organizing successful Kilimanjaro treks, our team of professional guides and porters are dedicated to your safety and satisfaction. Their extensive knowledge of the mountain and local culture enriches your journey.

2. Personalized Service

We understand that every traveler is unique. That’s why we offer personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, we ensure that your journey is customized to suit your needs.

3. Commitment to Sustainability

We’re committed to preserving the natural beauty of Kilimanjaro and supporting local communities. Our eco-friendly practices and partnerships with local organizations help minimize our environmental impact and promote sustainable tourism.

4. Comprehensive Support

From the moment you contact us until you return home, we provide comprehensive support to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our team is always available to answer your questions and provide assistance.

Ready to Embark on Your Kilimanjaro Adventure?

The Northern Circuit is more than just a trek; it’s a transformative journey that challenges your limits and rewards you with unparalleled beauty. Don’t miss the opportunity to conquer Kilimanjaro with Lyimo Expeditions. Book your Tanzania tours and safaris with us today and let’s create memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information or to book your Northern Circuit adventure, contact us at:

  • Email: info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com
  • Phone: +255718442953

Join us for an extraordinary adventure on the Roof of Africa. At Lyimo Expeditions, we’re not just guiding you to the summit; we’re helping you achieve your dreams. See you on the mountain!