Climb Kilimanjaro! A challenging trek that takes you to the summit of Africa’s highest peak!
There are seven different routes that ascend Kilimanjaro. We have chosen the lesser traveled Northern Circuit for its remote camps, fewer crowds, gradual climb, and varied eco-zones. For this reason, the Northern Circuit route is one of the most beautiful treks to reach "Roof of Africa!"
If you are coming all the way to Africa to climb the tallest peak on the continent, our team of guides and porters want to create the right conditions for you to successfully summit. The Northern Circuit is the longest and most gradual route to take. Therefore, It has a high summit success rate because of its acclimatisation profile.
The Northern Circuit is a better option for those who do not have experience high altitude hiking, and for those who just want to enjoy the journey, while striving to reach the destination. The path is approximately 60 miles over 9 days. It ascends the more remote western slope, then travels north of the peak to approach it from the east. You descend the southeastern slope.
You will pass through four ecozones: tropical forest, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic summit. With this you will experience hot tropical weather to below freezing nights.
Where do we stay?
Pre/Post hike lodging is in 3-star hotels near Arusha, Kilimanjaro.
On the Mountain
We stay in camp sites in Mountain Hardware Tents that are provided as well as foam sleeping pads. Sleeping bags are available for rent. All meals are provided throughout this package. On the mountain camp crew with an experienced chef prepare meals and set up camps. Portable toilets are brought to each camp for our group.
Guide to hiker ratio:
5-7 hikers 3 guides, 8-10 hikers 4 guides. Plus porters, and camp crew.
The two lead guides are male, but within our group will also be female guides and porters.
A non-refundable $100 deposit per person is due to reserve your space. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up. Limited to 10 participants.
This trip needs 6 participants to reach critical mass by January 15th.
Final date to join our team Feb 1st.
Green Edventures will contact you when the trip reaches critical mass. If we are unable to fill a trip, all participants will receive a full refund.
Participants are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt or cancel the trip. Purchase insurance within 15 days of your initial trip deposit for the maximum amount of benefit options including Cancel for Any Reason. You do not need to have your airline reservations to purchase travel insurance. Estimate the cost plus the package price to get your total trip cost.
Travel insurance is available at: https://greenedventures.com/travel-insurance/
The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite.
This hike takes place from 10,00ft to 19,340ft in elevation. Altitude sickness is a risk and therefore altitude sickness medication is recommended for this trek.
This is a strenuous hike and not for those without mountain hiking experience. The acclimation profile is good for those who do not have high altitude trekking experience.
Each hiker will be limited to 25 pounds of luggage / supplies (13kg). A packing list will be provided.
Exact travel parameters will be sent to you once the trip is confirmed. For planning purposes use the following.
June 21, 2023
Airport: Kilimanjaro, Arusha (JRO)
Arrive by 8pm local time.
Your flight will depart North America on June 20, 2023.
July 1, 2023
Schedule your flghts to depart after 5pm.
Routes from USA
Connection Cities: Amsterdam, Brussels, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Doha, Quatar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
United, Delta, Qatar, Ethiopian, Emirates
You are welcome to come in before the arrival date and depart later. We can assist you with booking your hotel.
We are offering am 8-day Safari after the trek
Hikers on the Kilimanjaro trek can have a $600 discount off of the advertised safari price for booking back-to-back trips.
There are 7 routes to the summit on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho is the second busiest, and the Northern Circuit is the less traveled and more quiet. The route approaches the summit from the west via the Londorossi Gate and one of the most remote quarters of the region.
Lemosho Route and Northern Circuit hikers share the same the same trail from day 1-3. Then the two diverge, Lemosho to the south and the North Circuit to the North. The North Circuit meet up with the other trails on days 8 & 9.
The Northern Circuit route is the longest of the standard routes and is without doubt the most beautiful. Expect some of the most extraordinary scenery anywhere in Africa, with well preserved forests, sweeping moorland, high desert, and arctic summit.
It offers easy walking days and plenty of opportunity for altitude adjustment, and quieter trails and campsites.
Approximately 60 miles long.
Starting Elevation: 8, 692ft.
Highest Elevation: 19, 340ft.
Days on the mountain: 8