Via the Northern Circuit Route, you will climb Kilimanjaro in 8 days / 7 nights.
The Northern Circuit route is the newest route to climb Kilimanjaro. The route is unique as you hike via the quiet, still rather unknown northern side of the mountain. You will see Mount Kilimanjaro from a whole new perspective!
The hikes per day on the Northern Circuit route are relatively short. This gives your body enough time to recover. In addition, the Northern Circuit route is good for acclimatization, as it is a relatively long climb (in days). Your body has more time to get used to the daily increase in altitude.
The entire ascent (including descent) via the Northern Circuit Route takes 8 days.
Wenzi Travel offers a unique service throughout the trekking tour:
Climbing Kilimanjaro is the ultimate challenge! You will be accompanied by professional guides, porters, and a cook as you climb the Northern Circuit route. Mountaineering is a relatively primitive sport. You will sleep in simple tents during the ascent. But they are of good quality! Our crew will take care of you and perform a health check every morning and evening to make sure everything is in order. In addition, the accompanying cook will serve you delicious food during the tour. The quality of the food is one of our priorities, as you depend on good food during the strenuous climb. If you would like to have a look at the menu in advance, we will be happy to send it to you. Given the reactions from our customers, climbing Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit route is an unforgettable experience!
As soon as you have confirmed your booking with us, we will send you a comprehensive document to prepare for the trip.
Arrival Kilimanjaro airport
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our guide will take you to the hotel. Here you can recover from the flight and get used to the African environment. An acclimatization day in the hotel on day two is recommended, but you can also start the climb the next day.
The hotel in the program below is an example. The first night is not included in the quoted price. This is because we have hotels in different price ranges and want to accommodate you according to your preference! We work with more than 40 hotels in the Kilimanjaro region, ranging from hotels charging just $45 per person per night (based on bed & breakfast) to more luxuries five-star hotels. Our prices are never higher than on booking.com. Ask us about the options!
You will stay in hotel:
Weru Weru River Lodge
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge due to the altitude, rate of ascent and different temperatures. During an average climbing day you will walk 6-7 hours per day. If you are healthy and fit it is absolutely within reach. There are many things you can do to increase your chances to reach the summit and to make sure you enjoy the trek. It’s important you take your time. Don’t hike too fast so your body has time to adapt and acclimatize. Being in good shape also makes the climb much easier. Go hiking a few months before the climb, especially multiple day hikes are excellent training. But also running and aerobic exercise are a good preparation. It is always difficult to predict who will be affected by altitude sickness. Fortunately the Northern Circuit Route is a long climb which gives climbers plenty of time to acclimatize properly. The trails are pretty good. Not many people experience altitude sickness on this route to the summit.
By adding 1 extra day to your climb, you will reduce the chance to get altitude sickness. Because you spread the climb over more days and your body gets more time to get used to the higher altitude. We do really advice to do this to increase the chance of making it to the top. The costs of this extra day are $ 546 per person.
If you like advice on how to prepare yourself for climbing Kilimanjaro, you can always contact us or read our blog
How to book this Kilimanjaro adventure?
11 Days Climbing Kilimanjaro, Northern Circuit route in 8 days!
* Above prices are per person