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Northern Circuit Route


The Northern Circuit Route is considered to be one the best Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes. It is the longest and newest Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Route. Therefore it offers an excellent acclimatization profile. Consequently, it has the highest Kilimanjaro Success Rate and comes highly recommended by Kilele Climb.


Choose longer days of the trek as your body needs time to adjust with the high altitude acclimatization.

Trekking poles will become your best friend on the harsh trails.

Take it easy and don’t try to rush to the top and always listen to your guide.

Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.

The amount of Oxygen on the top is only 50% as compared to the amount of Oxygen you are used to have. So pay attention to your body signals and inform your guide as soon as possible.

Choose the dry season to experience your trek the most.

If possible avoid taking pills like Diamox. It may show harmful side effects.

Pack the necessary gears and double-check the complete list.

Prepare a ‘Kilimanjaro playlist’ to listen to during your hike which helps to break your mental stress and physical exhaustion.


The Lemosho route is the most beautiful route presenting panoramic vistas.

This rising traverse on the most appealing route on the mountain is designed with maximum acclimatization and summit success in mind.

As a longer route, it offers more time to acclimatise, and gives the highest success rate.


Kilimanjaro has Five Ecological Zones from the lowest to the highest altitude.

The lowest elevation climate zone is the bush land good for cultivation.

The rain forest zone bursts with diversity.

The heath/moorland Zone is semi-alpine zone, which is characterized by heath-like vegetation and abundant wild flowers.

The alpaline desert experiences little rainfall, so the vegetation is also thin. The arctic zone is characterized by ice and rock, so there is virtually no plant or animal life at this altitude.

The weather of Kilimanjaro is unpredictable throughout the year. The temperature on the mountain varies widely depending upon the altitude.

June to October to the beginning of March offers the best time to climb the mountain.

Different climatic zones offer different atmospheres. The temperatures and precipitation levels and vegetation drops as hikers move to a high altitude.

As the weather varies, so the hikers should be ready to experience the hot, wet or cold conditions at any time while on the mountain.

Northern Circuit Route Success Rate is 90% to 95% compared to the other Kilimanjaro routes like Rongai Route. Due to its longer itinerary and longer days climbers will have more time to sleep in the lower elevation and spend more time on the mountains. Northern circuit route has the highest success rate compared to the other routes in Mount Kilimanjaro. Hence, it is proffered by most of the adventure climbers and also who are looking to spend more time on the mountains.

To lessen your expense, Kilele Climb provides all camping equipment as a part of their Kilimanjaro Climbing Package including your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and pillow. Start your climb via Marangu Route & find out more about our guided tour to Climb Kilimanjaro.

The Route offers climb high sleep low profile

* Offers one of the highest summit success rates

* Not possible to trek in the wet season

* As the route is longer, trekkers can experience trekking fatigue

* The route is more expensive than other routes

Northern Circuit Route Packages