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Northern Circuit Route

The newest route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit is the longest of the routes but promises a quieter, more personal climb.

Beginning on the Lemosho Route, climbers will eventually split away and traverse the mountain’s northern slopes far away from the crowds. The extra time taken to adjust to high altitude on this climb mean it boasts the highest success rate of all routes.

The Northern Circuit takes nine days to complete.

At a glance

• Approaches from the western part of the mountain

• Longest route

• Has the highest success rates

• Trek length: 8 to 10 days

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Combine your climb with an incredible Big 5 Safari and/or beautiful beach getaway to Zanzibar Island for the Ultimate Tanzania experience.

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