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6 Days Northern Circuit Route

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Availability : Tour Available
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Parkview Hotel
Min Age : 13
Tour Details

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route in 6 days is quite ambitious, as the Northern Circuit is the longest and newest route on Kilimanjaro, known for its excellent acclimatization profile. The extended duration allows for better altitude adaptation and increased chances of summit success. Completing it in 6 days would require a fast pace and strong physical condition, but it’s important to be aware of the potential risks associated with rapid altitude gain. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a 6-day Northern Circuit Route climb.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

While this itinerary attempts to fit the Northern Circuit Route into 6 days, it’s important to stress that the Northern Circuit is typically done in 9-10 days to optimize acclimatization and summit success. Attempting this route in just 6 days increases the risk of altitude sickness and other altitude-related issues. It’s crucial to have significant high-altitude trekking experience, excellent physical fitness, and familiarity with the symptoms of altitude sickness. As always, consulting with healthcare professionals, choosing a reputable trekking company, and following their advice are paramount for your safety and successful climb.


Day 1Arrival in Tanzania

Arrival in Tanzania usually in Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi. Spend the day resting, preparing, and attending a briefing with your trekking company.

Day 2Drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate

Drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate (around 2,360 meters or 7,740 feet) and then hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp (around 2,815 meters or 9,236 feet). The hike is relatively short and allows for gradual acclimatization.

Day 3Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Hike from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp (around 3,840 meters or 12,600 feet). This day’s hike takes you through the heath and moorland zone.

Day 4Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut

Hike from Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut (around 4,200 meters or 13,780 feet). This camp is off the main trail, and the hike offers excellent acclimatization opportunities.

Day 5Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp

Hike from Moir Hut to Buffalo Camp (around 4,020 meters or 13,190 feet). This day involves ascending to higher altitudes before descending to sleep, aiding in acclimatization.

Day 6Buffalo Camp to Rongai Third Cave

Hike from Buffalo Camp to Rongai Third Cave (around 3,800 meters or 12,470 feet). The route descends to Rongai Valley before ascending again to the Third Cave Camp.

Day 7Summit attemp Day

Start the summit attempt from Rongai Third Cave Camp. Reach the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 feet). Descend back to Rongai Third Cave Camp for overnight.

Day 8Rongai Third Cave Camp to the Rongai Gate

Descend from Rongai Third Cave Camp to the Rongai Gate (around 1,950 meters or 6,398 feet). Receive your summit certificates and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi.



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