9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route. On top of the Northern Tanzania is the gently remarkable rolling hill. Generally speaking is the snowy summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Indeed when you look above the clouds in these 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route what you see is the glittering. Of course glittering steep slopes and glaciers of Kilimanjaro. In these 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route markedly that Moshi town is a nearby town as to where the Kilimanjaro is lies. Important to realize is that Kilimanjaro is full under protected area. Therefore the nature of the mountain is well preserved for the present and future generation’s profits. Observe all these within 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route
9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route. Northern Circuit Route is one of the finest ways on Kilimanjaro. Actually the route presents almost 360 degrees of gorgeous backdrop. In fact includes the silent, seldom visited northern grades. Moreover, the 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route lets for the finest adaptation time. Additionally it gives the highest peak success rate. Therefore this way is highly recommended for you to conquer the roof of Africa.
Furthermore the 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking Route accesses the Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. To explain it starts with a drive from Arusha to Londorossi Entrance. The first two days are spent hiking over the tropical rain forest. These two days lead you to Shira Ridge, before crossing the Shira Plateau. The way then gets to north and rounds right-handed from Moir Hut. Then it proceeds to Buffalo Camp to School Hut. Then it summits from the east.
Day 0 1Londross Gate-Mti Mkubwa Camp/ 6K /4MI | 3-4 HRS | RAINFOREST
Altitude: 23770m/7800ft to 2895m/9500ft This morning drive will take you over hospitable mountainside villages to the Kilimanjaro National Park Entrance. We will go through registration formalities to while viewing the propel and activity of operations as several teams prepare for the trip ahead Experience the attractive tropical rain forest backcloth and blustery traces while your leader tells you about the native flora and fauna as well as natural wildlife. At these lower altitudes the track can be cloudy and quite greasy. We highly recommend gaiters and hiking poles here.
Main Destination: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 02 Mti Mkubwa –Shira 1 Camp: 8KM/5MI | 4-6HRS | MOORLAND
Altitude: 2895m/9500ft to 3505m/11,500ft This day after having heavy breakfast we will arise from the rain forest and move on a climbing path, we separate ourselves from the forest, then facing the trail that hike progressively with wide sights to reach the edge of the Shira Plateau. Temperatures start to drop.
Main Destination: Shira 1 Camp
Day 03 Shira 1 Camp-Shira 1 Camp : 7KM/4MI | 3-4HRS | LOW ALPINE
Altitude: 3505m/11,500ft to 3850m/13,800ft Our hike crosses the Shira one of the highest plateaus on Earth, from Shira I Camp to Shira II Camp. Nine-day climbs will stay the night at Shira II Camp joining climbers ascending from the Machame Route. At Shira II Camp it is worth the extra energy to go a bit higher up the plateau to enjoy the stunning view across the valley below and view the Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. The plateau is exposed so be prepared for a cold night with temperatures getting below zero. Note: 8 Day Climbs continue East to Shira Plateau Ridge to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) and descend to Moir Camp (4,200 meters).
Main Destination: Shira 2 Camp
Day 04 Shira 1 Camp-Lava Tower-Moir: 14KM/8MI | 5-7HRS | HIGH ALPINE
Altitude: 3850m/11,500ft to 4200m/13,780ft Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend to overnight at Barranco Camp.
Main Destination: Lava-tower-Moir Camp
Day 05 Moir Camp-Buffalo Camp: 12KM/7MI | 5-7HRS | HIGH ALPINE ZONE
Altitude: 4200m/13,780ft to 4020m/13,188ft We begin with a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. If you wish, take a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters before returning to the Northern Circuit trail. The route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Buffalo Ca p. Spectacular views of plains north of Kilimanjaro that stretch as far as the eye can see to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. You will arrive at Buffalo Camp just after midday, where you will have lunch and have time to rest.
Main Destination: Buffalo Camp
Day 06 Buffalo Camp-Rongai Camp 3rd Cave: 8KM /5MI | 5-7HRS | ALPINE DESERT
Altitude: 4020m/13,188ft to 3800m/15,350ft Day six starts with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Porfu Camp where lunch is served. We continue East around the Northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave. Today’s climb is shorter than the day before and you should be feeling better acclimatised to the altitude at this point. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.
Main Destination: Rongai Camp 3rd Camp
Day 07 Rongai 3rd Cave-School Hut: 15KM /8MI | 5-7HRS | GLACIAL ZONE
Altitude: 3800m/15,350ft to 4800m/15,748ft A steady ascent and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Continue Southwest to School Hut where you will be served an early dinner and then rest as you will begin just before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going to bed.
Main Destination: School Hut
Day 08 School Hut-Summit: 9KM /5MI | 6-8HRS | – Mweka Camp: 13KM /8MI DOWN | 5-6HRS | GLACIERS, SNOW CAPPED SUMMIT
Altitude: 4800m/15,748ft to 5895m/19,340ft Descent to 3090m/10,150ft Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused of the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1 hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way. After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We begin our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Mweka Camp.
Main Destination: Mweka Camp
Day 09 Mweka Camp-Mweka Gate-ArushaI: 10KM/6MI |3-4HRS | RAINFOREST
Altitude: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Having a well-earned breakfast, you and our staff will have a big gala full of dancing and singing. It is right at this place of the mountain that you will be tipping your guide, assistant guides, chef(s), as well as porters. After celebrating, you will slope for 3-hours back to Mweka Entrance
Main Destination: Arusha
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