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Offered by Kilisa tour and Safari

We offer Safari tours and Mountain climbing, including cultural activities and historical places visit, but more importantly social activity engagement.

We have mountain climbing such as Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Safari tours that include all of our national parks in Tanzania like the famous Serengeti and UNESCO Ngorongoro Crater.

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Overview

Northern Circuit is the most up to date and the longest route to Mt. Kilimanjaro, making it the best route for the summit.

The route offers a 360-degree perspective of Mt. Kilimanjaro making it the most dynamite perspectives of the differing area.

Northern Circuit is the longest route to climb Kilimanjaro, and offers unparalleled acclimatization openings, making it one of the most secure routes.

The trail starts at the Londorossi Gate on the west and seeks after indistinguishable way from the Lemosho Route on the initial two days. In any case, the way turns north close Lava Tower subsequent to intersection the Shira Plateau, and circles clockwise from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp to School Hut, before summiting the top from the east.Slide is made by means of the Mweka route.

Kilisa Tours and Safari offers the Northern Circuit as 10-day climb tour.

It is exceedingly prescribed to take the northern circuit route as it gives the delightful scene of Mt Kilimanjaro with the most astounding acclimatization rate which is the most vital factor for a fruitful summit

 

Route Description

The itinerary below describes a 10 days Kilimanjaro climb on the Northern Circuite Route.

(Note: altitudes and distances are approximations. Different sources will give you different numbers.)

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation at Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/ from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa

Itineraries

Day 1

Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
-We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
• Meals: Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2

Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heath
-We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest 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.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Shira 1 Camp

Day 3

Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 12,500 ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Heath
-We explore the Shira Plateau. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. The heath zone displays abundant wildflowers and unique Senecio trees.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Shira 2 Camp

Day 4

Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower

Elevation: 12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Lava Tower to Moir Hut
Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,580 ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
-We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth
• . Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Moir Hut

Day 5

Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp

Elevation: 13,580 ft to 13,200 ft
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
-We trek out of Moir Valley with a moderately steep climb, then 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.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Buffalo camp

Day 6

Buffalo Camp to Third Cave

Elevation: 13,200 ft to 12,700 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath
-As we head up Buffalo Ridge, the terrain becomes increasingly sparse. This route is rarely travelled and we will enjoy its mountain wilderness feel. We trek through remote valleys on to the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro until we arrive at Third Cave.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Third Cave camp

Day 7

Third Cave to School Hut

Elevation: 12,700 ft to 15,600 ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
-We climb steadily up and over the “Saddle,” which sits between Kibo and Mawenzi. We continue on to our camp, School Hut. Once here we rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: School Hut

Day 8

School Hut to Uhuru Peak

Elevation: 15,600 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 18,865 ft
Distance: 1 km
Hiking Time: 0.5-1 hours
Habitat: Artic
-During normal morning hours, we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We ascend for several hours at a slow but steady pace while taking frequent, but short, breaks. The trail turns into heavy scree as we make the steep climb to the crater rim. At Gilman’s Point (18,600 ft), we see the summit sign in the distance. We continue the around the crater rim until finally we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
We then descend a short distance to Crater Camp, where the rest of the staff will join us to set up camp. There is an option to hike to Reutsch Crater and the ash pit, or simply explore the areas around Furtwangler Glacier. Sleeping at this high altitude can be dangerous. Serious AMS can develop if adequate altitude acclimatization has not been achieved so the guides will monitor you very closely.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
• Overnight: Crater Camp

Day 9

Crater Camp to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 18,865 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Artic
-From Crater Camp, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Mweka camp

Day 10

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
-On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.
Drive back to your hotel in Moshi. Hotel
• Meal: Breakfast
• Overnight: Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
    • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.

.Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent.
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees,
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• 4 Season mountain tents
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit

– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain  Kilimanjaro http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter

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