10-Day Kilimanjaro 360 via Northen Circuit

$3390/ Per Person

Duration

10 Days

Min Age

12+

Tour Type

Camping

Location

Arusha

Posted 107 Days ago

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This is the longest route up the Kilimanjaro going across the mountain offering nearly 360 degrees views of the Kilimanjaro’s beauty. Because of its length (more time to acclimatize), it’s considered to be the safest and most successful route up Kilimanjaro with an average summit success rate of over 95%!

Why you will love this trip?

  • Climbable by people of all walks of life
  • The most Kilimanjaro route provides proper acclimatization
  • The most Kilimanjaro route provide beautiful scenery
  • Offers a superb personal accomplishment
  • Kilimanjaro is both remote and accessible

Day 1 : Pick up from the Airport

 Arusha

On this day you will be picked up from the airport either the Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport, will then drive to Tulia spa & boutique hotel once you arrive & settled in, your guide will arrive briefly to brief you on the hike, what to expect day by day as well as checking if you have all necessary gears for the hike.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Tulia boutique & spa
✓  Type: Hotel
✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 2 : Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

 Mt Kilimanjaro

We depart Moshi/Arusha for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then we will drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at the trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first campsite.

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft.
Distance: 6 km/4 miles.
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Rain Forest.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Big Tree Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 3 : Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

 Mt Kilimanjaro

This will be our second day on Kilimanjaro mountain, we will see travel over the massive Shira Plateau, the eroded remains of the third and most ancient of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic vents. We will continue on the trail leading out of the rainforest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heath.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Shira 1 Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 4 : Shira camp 1 to Shira camp 2

 Mt Kilimanjaro

Your first day for acclimatization, spend the day exploring the Shira Plateau and becoming better accustomed to the mountain altitude. After an easy day of hiking, you’ll make your way to Shira 2 Camp through sun-dappled meadows and the otherworldly Senecio forest.

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 12,500 ft
Distance: 7 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Heath.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Shira 2 Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 5 : Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower

 Mt Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, you will set off to climb the Lava Tower (4,640m). After ascending 700m to the Lava Tower, you’ll change your direction to the Moir Hut overnight. For those wanting some extra exercise and acclimatization, several short hikes can be taken in the nearby Lent Hills.

DAY 4: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
Distance: 7 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Lava Tower to Moir Hut.
Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,580 ft
Distance: 7 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Moir Hut Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 6 : Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp

 Mt Kilimanjaro

We will trek out of Moir Valle with a slightly steep climb, then we will hike to the summit of Lent Hills before returning to the main trail. The path crosses a rock field and gently undulates before reaching Buffalo Camp. This section of the trail offers great views across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border.

Elevation: 13,580 ft to 13,200 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Buffalo Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 7 : Buffalo Camp to Third Cave

 Mt Kilimanjaro

You’ll begin your day by heading up Buffalo Ridge. This is truly wild country, as you’ll feel like the only people on the mountain as you trek through this sparse terrain. Trekking through remote valleys and windswept terrain, you’ll overnight on the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Elevation: 13,200 ft to 12,700 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Third Cave Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 8 : Third Cave to School Hut

 Mt Kilimanjaro

Day seven involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. We will continue walking southwest up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut we will be served an early dinner and then you should get a rest before waking up at midnight to start your summit attempt.

Note: Prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamps, and cameras before going to bed.

Climb steadily up and over the “Saddle,” which sits between Kibo and Mawenzi. Then continue to our camp, School Hut. Once here we rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: School Hut
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 9 : School Hut to Uhuru Peak

 Mt Kilimanjaro

You will your day early today, at 1 am just after midnight.
Your crew will wake you with a cup of hot tea and a light snack for energy as you get dressed and prepare your daypack for the adventure ahead. Hike in utter darkness for the next 5-7 hours, so we advise you to take it slow and you’ll arrive at Stella Point a few hours before dawn. From here, there are another two hours of intense hiking before you reach your ultimate goal: the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak. Standing at 5,985m, you’ll be able to experience spectacular sunrise and take in the panoramic view. You’ve done it! Celebrate, take pictures, and make memories.

After snapping your photos and soaking it all in, you’ll begin the descent back down towards Barafu Camp, where you’ll stop for lunch and some celebration. After a bit of rest, you’ll continue down to Mweka Camp overnight.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: Mweka Camp
✓  Type: Bush Camp
✓  Level: Budget

Day 10 : Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

 Mt Kilimanjaro

The final 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. Our vehicles will be waiting for driving us back to the Hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

 >  Accommodation:

✓  Name: details to be confirmed!
✓  Type: details to be confirmed!
✓  Level: details to be confirmed!

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