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8 Days Northern Circuit Route

Route Overview

Embark on a thrilling 8-day adventure through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Northern Circuit Route. This extraordinary journey offers breathtaking views, unique features, and a high success rate in reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Traverse lesser-explored paths, savor the tranquility of the northern slopes, and immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty that this route showcases.

Your adventure starts at Londorossi Gate, where you will meet your experienced guide and begin your ascent. Traverse through dense rainforests, home to a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, elephants, and colorful bird species. Arrive at Big Tree Camp, surrounded by towering trees, and immerse yourself in the sounds of nature.

Continue trekking through the enchanting rainforest before emerging into open moorlands. The route offers panoramic views of the Shira Plateau, with its vast expanse of grasslands and volcanic formations. Arrive at Shira 1 Camp and witness the unique high-altitude plant life that thrives in this remarkable ecosystem.

Leave Shira 1 Camp behind as you venture into the alpine desert region. The path gradually winds its way up to Moir Hut, providing stunning views of the rugged landscape. This less-traveled route offers a truly unique experience, as you witness the untouched beauty of the northern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Today's trek takes you across large boulders and through rocky terrain. Marvel at the majestic scenery, as the jagged peaks of Kilimanjaro loom above you. The route to Buffalo Camp offers an incredible opportunity to spot wildlife such as buffalos, hares, and various species of birds. Settle into Buffalo Camp and admire the breathtaking vistas around you.

As you continue your ascent, the landscape transforms into moorlands and heather zones. Walk alongside sparkling streams and marvel at the vibrant, moss-covered rocks. The route to Third Cave Camp offers unique features, including volcanic remains and the chance to spot mountain reptiles and small mammals. Enjoy a restful evening surrounded by the picturesque scenery.

Today's trek brings you closer to the summit as you enter the lunar desert terrain. The route showcases stunning views of the glaciers and the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro summit. Familiarize yourself with the high-altitude conditions and prepare for the final push. Reach School Hut, the last campsite before your summit attempt, and rest in anticipation of the great achievement that awaits.

Begin your summit ascent in the early hours of the morning, guided by the light of your headlamp. As you reach Stella Point, witness the breathtaking sunrise over the African plains. Push forward to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, and revel in the triumph of your journey. Descend to Mweka Camp, passing through various climatic zones, and celebrate your accomplishment in the midst of lush vegetation and serene surroundings.

On the final day, descend through the vibrant rainforests, taking in the rich scents and sounds of nature. Arrive at Mweka Gate, where you will bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and guides. Celebrate the completion of an unforgettable adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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