A pioneering 9-day route around Kilimanjaro's summit cone
This special itinerary offers Exodus trekkers a longer route on Kilimanjaro, with optimum acclimatisation and captivating views on Africa's highest mountain.
Our route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, crossing the caldera of Shira Volcano before turning north to follow the trail through Moir Valley and around the northern side of Kilimanjaro where only a handful of groups walk.
The 9 day trek affords maximum acclimatisation time for the summit itself; become one of a handful of groups to experience Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit's amazing tranquillity and panoramic scenery.
Do you want to get into training for your adventure? Try our Trek Prep Weekends!
Adventure Pioneers - This trip gets our vote!
Each year we run a competition that challenges you to design a trip for our Adventure Pioneers range. Out of the entries received we choose the most inspiring, sustainable and appealing to launch as an Exodus trip. They are pioneering. They are different. They are the very best of Exodus Travels. This trip breaks the mould and extends the boundaries of adventure travel.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tanzania Porter Education Project
During the long rains (April-June), the non-trekking season, Exodus funds a project to teach English to its porters and other local staff; over 800 to date. Being able to converse with clients in English is an essential skill and this successful initiative has enabled porters to become cooks, assistant guides and even chief guides. With your support our aim is to develop this programme further in the future and provide continued education to our porters during times when work is limited. These skills can also help with employment opportunities for our guides, who can also work as teachers and/or classroom assistants.
We are also working with the Kilimanjaro Guide Scholarship Foundation (KGSF). By working with KGSF Exodus hope to enable many of our guides to further their education on a three month scholarship during the long rains. KSGF (in conjunction with Inter-Continental Training College in Arusha, Tanzania) have created a special course that can run through the rainy season. This course is applicable to guides and porters and will enable them to improve their future career prospects. See our responsible tourism page for more information or to make a tax free donation to the project/scholarship.
See our responsible tourism page for more information or to make a tax free donation to the project.
Just before the summit of Kilimanjaro