The Northern Circuit Route is one of the scenic and less crowded routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa.
The Northern Circuit Route is the longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro and offers a more gradual ascent, allowing climbers to acclimatize better to the altitude. It starts on the northern side of the mountain and encircles the entire massif, providing breathtaking views from various angles.
This route typically takes around 9 to 10 days to complete, allowing climbers to explore the diverse landscapes and ecosystems of Kilimanjaro. It passes through stunning scenery, including rainforest, moorland, alpine desert, and glaciers. The Northern Circuit Route offers a high success rate of reaching the summit due to its longer duration and excellent acclimatization opportunities.
The Northern Circuit Route is less frequented compared to other popular routes like the Marangu or Machame routes, making it an attractive choice for those seeking a quieter and more remote experience on Kilimanjaro.