The Northern Circuit Route is one of the nice routes to follow during your Mount Kilimanjaro Trek. It offers an almost 360⁰ view of the beautiful surrounding scenery, has a lesser crowd and it’s generally a quite route. Because it is the longest route to the summit, the northern circuit offers the largest amount of time for acclimatization a thing that best explains why it has a very high success rate of summiting the Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro Trails together with most expert highly recommend this route
This route approaches the mountain summit from the west and starts with a drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate. The next two days are spent exploring the rainforest, before crossing the Shira Plateau. From there the trails heads north circling the Moir Hut, to Buffalo Camp, to school hut in a circular way before finally reaching the summit from the east. The descent is made along Mweka route.
The Northern Circuit Route can be completed in nine days however, a ten days itinerary can be organized with an additional night at Crater Camp. This can be done as a group climb or a private climb.