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9 Days Lemosho Route from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2025

10 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Northern circuit

9 Days Lemosho Route from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2025 tour package Overview

9 days Northern Circuit Route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, offering a unique and scenic trek around the northern slopes of the mountain.

It is a longer and more remote route, taking approximately 9–11 days to complete and covering a distance of approximately 90 kilometers (56 miles).

The Northern Circuit Route is considered one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro and also has a high summit success rate, with approximately 90% of trekkers successfully reaching the summit.

The longer duration of the trek allows for better acclimatization, and the route is less crowded than some of the more popular routes.

Overall, it is a challenging and rewarding trek for those seeking a unique Kilimanjaro experience.

9 Days Lemosho Route from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2025 success rate on Kilimanjaro climbing

The best successful Kilimanjaro summit rate up to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) of the 9 days Northern Circuit route is from 95% to 98%.

This highest successful summit rate of the 9-day Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit route is due to the best itinerary the allows ample acclimatization time for climbers, enabling them to adapt to higher altitude and hence increasing their summit success rates.

This 9 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route package is favorable to solo hikers, group joining hikers, friends, and families with children.

9 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Northern Circuit

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.

Included

  • Park fees
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature

9 Days Lemosho Route from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2025 cost/price for 2025

The best and most affordable price for the 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Northen Circuit route is from $1800 to $3500 per climber that enables you to successful summit at 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro and descending back.

The 9 days Kilimanjaro Northen Circuit route price and costs are paid in USD Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and in Tanzania Shillings.

Northern Circuit route tour itinerary from Arusha or Moshi

A full detailled 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing tour day by day itinerary: Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) – start point 2,360 meters to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters); Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp; Day 3: Shira 1 to Shira 2; Day 4 : Shira 2 to Moir Hut Camp; Day 5: Moir Camp to Buffalo Camp/Pofu Camp; Day 6: Buffalo Camp / Pofu to Third Cave; Day 7: Third Cave to School Hut Camp; Day 8: School Hut to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp; Day 9: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

Day 01:Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) – start point 2,360 meters to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters)

7,742 ft to 9,498 ft, 4 miles, approx. 3-4 hours After breakfast in your hotel you will be given an overall briefing from your guide.

At 9am you will be met by our staff, who will drive you several hours to the Western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the Londrossi Gate, where our guides and porters will prepare and pack the equipment and supplies Once at the gate you will be given a packed lunch and after registration with the Kilimanjaro Park office, we will drive for another 45mins to Lemosho Glades where your trek will begin with ascending into the rainforest. You will ascend for approx.

Day 02:Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp

9,498 ft to 11,500 ft, 5 miles, approx. 5-6 hours From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through a podocarpus and juniper forest and then break out on to a zone of heather and lichen-draped volcanic rock and the Shira Plateau,

Day 03:Shira 1 to Shira 2

11,500 ft to 12,500 ft, 4 miles, 3-4 hours After breakfast you will continue on your hike across and up the Shira plateau to Shira Camp 2 at 3,850 meters. .

Day 04:Shira 2 to Moir Hut Camp

D12,500 ft to 13,580 ft (Lava Tower), down to 15,190 ft, 8 miles, 5-7 hours We leave the forest behind now and a gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera to Shira Cave with fabulous views of Arrow glacier. We will camp here for the night at 4200m.

Day 05:Moir Camp to Buffalo Camp/Pofu Camp

13,580 ft to 13,200 ft, 7 miles, 5-7 hours We climb out of the Moir Valley and take a short detour to reach the summit of Lent Hills (15,400ft). After admiring the views we return to the trail and head eastwards around the northern circuit trail. The final section of today’s walk undulates until reaching the location of Pofu Camp.

Day 06:Buffalo Camp / Pofu to Third Cave

13,200 ft to 12,700 ft, 5 miles, 5-7 hours From Pofu Camp we cross numerous small valleys as the trail continues eastwards through a landscape that has increasingly sparse vegetation to eventually reach Third Cave Camp.

Day 07:Third Cave to School Hut Camp

12,700 ft to 15,600 ft, 3 miles, 4-5 hours There is a steady ascent to reach the saddle, a lunar landscape between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi.

Day 08:School Hut to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

15,600 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065, 4 miles ascent, 7 miles descent, 6-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent We start the final and most demanding part of the climb around 1 a.m on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim

Day 09:Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate

10,065 ft to 5,380 ft, 6 miles, 3-4 hours Once again you will be woken for your final celebratory breakfast where our team will thank and congratulate you in their unique, special way! We will then set off for the final 3 hour scenic descent to Mweka Gate.

9 Days Lemosho Route from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2025
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