2024 Tanzania: Women's Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Hike (11 days)

      Arusha, Tanzania

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 14
      2024 Tanzania: Women's Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Hike (11 days)
      Arusha, Tanzania

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 14

      About this trip

      Once you reach Uhuru Peak at the top of Kilimanjaro  it is surreal. With your arms outstretched for a celebratory photo on the Roof of Africa,  you will feel a blend of exhaustion, exhilaration, and the realization that if you can do this, you can do anything!

      Ladies who adventure, are you seeking a challenging event that combines a dream destination with a bucket-list, brag worthy experience? Join our women's team and touch the Roof of Africa June 29, 2024.

      Spend 9 days traversing trails on mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro. Our path is the lesser traveled Northern Circuit Trail.  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. Our camps are in scenic locations. Clear skies reveal billions of stars above us, and below us endless sea of white clouds blanketing the Serengeti below. Kibo Peak is always in view, and a daily reminder of our ultimate goal. 

      One team, one dream, Uhuru Peak 19, 341 ft!

      To Reserve your space

      A non-refundable $300 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 February 1st. 

      Final date to join our team March 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.

      Trip Leader

      Trip Info Session

      Meet the Trip Leader, learn about the route, gear, and physical demands of hiking Kilimanjaro.

      Trip Info Session Reply on YouTube (90 min)

      Travel Insurance

      Participants are required to have high altitude medical evacuation insurance. 

      Medical evacuation insurance can be purchased as part of a comprehensive travel insurance plan. 

      Travel insurance is available at:  https://greenedventures.com/travel-insurance/ 

      Other Considerations

      Please note: 

      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 prevention medication is recommended for this trek, such as Diamox. Consult with your physical or travel clinic. 

      This is a strenuous hike and not for those without mountain hiking experience. . 

      Each hiker will be limited to 25 pounds of luggage / supplies (13kg). .

      Supplemental Information

      The Team,

      Expert local guides will help us on our journey. They monitor our oxygen levels, give us briefing about what to expect each day and how to dress. The team sings songs to keep us motivated and united. You will feel like you are traveling with a small village on this adventure. 

      The actual number of support crew will vary. With a hiking group of 11 in 2023, we had 51 porters, 3 chefs, and 6 guides. 

      These are the guide ratios:

      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.  

      Exact travel parameters will be provided to you once the trip is confirmed. 

      Airport Code is Arusha Kilimanjaro (JRO)

      Packing List & Supplmental Information

      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. Tents are two people per tent, but single upgrades are available. Sleeping bags are available for rent, as well as cots for those who do not want to sleep on the ground. 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.

      Coming in Early / Staying Later

      You are welcome to come in before the arrival date and depart later. We can assist you with booking your hotel.

      Once the trip is confirmed you will be sent additional options for tours, 

      Green Edventure’s Policies

      What’s included

      • Professional Guide
        English-speaking guides
      • Lodging
        2 nights, double occupancy 3-star hotels
      • Camping
        7 nights camping in tents (double)
      • Foam sleeping pad
      • Camping Equipment
        Mountain hardware tents
      • Transportation
        airport transfer & ground
      • Meals
        according to the itinerary (full board)
      • Purified drinking water
      • All national park fees
        concession fees
      • Tour Leader
      • Support crew
        cooks, porter, camp crew
      • Emergency O2

      What’s not included

      • International Airfare
      • Hotel Incidentals
        Massages, laundry, etc
      • Beverages
        Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
      • Visa Fee
        $100 USD
      • Gratuities
        $600 USD per person minimum
      • Personal spending money
      • Travel insurance
      • Sleeping Bag
        Rental available

      Available Packages

      Trip Price $4850
      Available until February 12, 2024

      Double occupancy (shared room & tent)

      Deposit: $300


      Northern Circuit Route

      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

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