The Northern Circuit route is one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro, offering nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes. As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the most acclimatization time and the highest summit success rate. Thus, the Northern Circuit route is highly recommended. The route 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. The route then heads north and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting from the east. Descend is made via the Mweka route. Trust Tours And Safaris offers the Northern Circuit as a nine-day group climb or private climb. The 10-day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request with extra cost.
- Price for 1+3 pax US$ 2,595 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Price 4+8 Pax US$ 2,355 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
Transfer to the trailhead -entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel;
All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
One night at 4* hotel ( SG Premier Resort or The Arusha Hotel) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a swimming pool);
Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Please note: All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer).
Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike;
All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).
Hiking and equipment, safety is our priority
4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
The Helicopter rescue is free ( book with us so we can give you the helicopter pick-up point).
Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
Complete medical kits.
Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park.
All our guides are holders of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications.
All our guides have 11years of successful mountaineering experience;
Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
Local airfares, International airfares and departure taxes.
International Travel insurance
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above on those arrival and departures days
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.)
Tips for guides 100$ cooks 85$ and porters 50$ per entire trip and any items of personal nature.