Mount Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit

  • Date:
    2017/02/23 to 2017/03/02
    Car-to-car:
    8 days
    Round-trip distance:
    45 miles
    Elevation gain:
    13,500 feet
    Trip type:
    hike
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  • Day 1

  • Lemosho Gate
    Lemosho Gate
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Fireball Lily
    Fireball Lily
  • Big Tree Camp
    Big Tree Camp
  • Day 2

  • The first breakfast course
    The first breakfast course
  • The heather and moorland vegetation zone
    The heather and moorland vegetation zone
  • Red Hot Poker
    Red Hot Poker
  • Protea, South Africa's national flower.
    Protea, South Africa's national flower.
  • Porters are amazing
    Porters are amazing
  • Lunch time
    Lunch time
  • Shirai Camp
    Shirai Camp
  • Afternoon out-and-back hike
    Afternoon out-and-back hike
  • Day 3

  • Lindsay and Jumanne, our fabulous waiter (and porter)
    Lindsay and Jumanne, our fabulous waiter (and porter)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from the Shira Plateau
    Mount Kilimanjaro from the Shira Plateau
  • Our excellent guides, Lodrick and Danny
    Our excellent guides, Lodrick and Danny
  • Lobelia
    Lobelia
  • Heather forest
    Heather forest
  • Danny sings!
    Danny sings!
  • Everlasting Flower
    Everlasting Flower
  • Moir Hut Camp
    Moir Hut Camp
  • Afternoon juice
    Afternoon juice
  • Afternoon out-and-back acclimatization hike
    Afternoon out-and-back acclimatization hike
  • Kilimanjaro has many cairns.  We were told that it is bad luck to knock a cairn over.
    Kilimanjaro has many cairns. We were told that it is bad luck to knock a cairn over.
  • Moir Hut Camp
    Moir Hut Camp
  • Day 4

  • Sunrise over the Shira Plateau from Moir Hut Camp
    Sunrise over the Shira Plateau from Moir Hut Camp
  • Mount Meru
    Mount Meru
  • Morning hot water basins
    Morning hot water basins
  • Mount Meru
    Mount Meru
  • Everlasting Flower
    Everlasting Flower
  • Giant Senacio
    Giant Senacio
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
  • Lunch
    Lunch
  • Afternoon acclimatization hike
    Afternoon acclimatization hike
  • Hasty retreat in rain & hail
    Hasty retreat in rain & hail
  • Waiting out a rain & hail storm
    Waiting out a rain & hail storm
  • Thanks you Jackson for digging a ditch around our tent!
    Thanks you Jackson for digging a ditch around our tent!
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
  • Pasta, beet, and carrot main dinner entree
    Pasta, beet, and carrot main dinner entree
  • Day 5

  • Morning tea
    Morning tea
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp
  • A raven drying its wings
    A raven drying its wings
  • Jumanne our waiter, and John our cook (food wizard)
    Jumanne our waiter, and John our cook (food wizard)
  • Giant Lobelia
    Giant Lobelia
  • Lava cave
    Lava cave
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Third Cave Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Third Cave Camp
  • Day 6

  • Mount Kilimanjaro from Third Cave Camp
    Mount Kilimanjaro from Third Cave Camp
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
    Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • Lodrick and his girlfriend
    Lodrick and his girlfriend
  • Everlasting Flower
    Everlasting Flower
  • School Hut Camp
    School Hut Camp
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • 11:50 PM start on summit day
    11:50 PM start on summit day
  • Day 7

  • Gilman's Point
    Gilman's Point
  • Southern Icefield
    Southern Icefield
  • Eastern Icefield
    Eastern Icefield
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • Southern Icefield
    Southern Icefield
  • Mount Meru over the Southern Icefield and the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
    Mount Meru over the Southern Icefield and the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Summit!
    Summit!
  • Mweka Route
    Mweka Route
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • Mawenzie
    Mawenzie
  • Ambulance trolleys
    Ambulance trolleys
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
    Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Breaking down the cooking and dining tents at Millenium Camp
    Breaking down the cooking and dining tents at Millenium Camp
  • Mweka Camp
    Mweka Camp
  • Day 8

  • Grand finale of napkin flourishes for our final breakfast on the mountain
    Grand finale of napkin flourishes for our final breakfast on the mountain
  • The whole team
    The whole team
  • Team dance!
  • The last look at Mount Kilimanjaro
    The last look at Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Impatiens kilimanjari
    Impatiens kilimanjari
  • Impatiens pseudoviola
    Impatiens pseudoviola
  • East African Yellowwood
    East African Yellowwood
  • Team lunch.  Barbecue!
    Team lunch. Barbecue!

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