The Northern circuit is the area that connects the northern side of Kilimanjaro with the western side. The area is pristine with great views and very few hikers. On special request, can we arrange to include the Northern circuit in your hike. There are actually two options, starting with Rongai route and moving west and south (counter-clockwise) or starting with Lemosho route and moving north and east (clockwise):
Counterclockwise option: Start the hike on the Rongai route and instead of heading east towards Mawenzi peak, head west towards the Shira plateau where you connect with the Machame route, attempt the summit from the Barafu camp and descend via Mweka route.
Clockwise option: Start the hike on the Lemosho route and on day 3 instead of heading east towards Lava tower, head north where you will connect with the Rongai route, attempt the summit from the Kibo hut and descend via Mweka route.
Please take note that you will need to arrange between 8 to 9 days hiking to include the Northern circuit to your hike and it can only be arranged through extra Package.