The Northern Circuit is the longest route on Kilimanjaro, a nine-day trip initially ascending the Lemosho route on the western side of the mountain up onto the Shira Plateau before reaching the lava tower.
It begins in the west at the Londorossi Gate and follows the same path as the Lemosho route for the first two days.
The route circles around the quieter northern slopes to the east side of the mountain.
The eight-day trek skips the additional acclimatization day that is usually spent at Shira Camp 2 and continues straight on to Moir camp via lava tower.
The additional time on the mountain means that success rates for Northern Circuit trekkers are relatively high.
This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.