Northern Circuit Route Cost
By Simbo Natai
The Northern Circuit Route Cost is $15,100 (for a group of two people, on a 9-day climb). The route can be done as an 8-day itinerary, but we recommend you go for the 9-day option. This is because our Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages can leave enough room for an extra day’s acclimatization.
They include all the essentials needed for a successful climb, such as experienced guides, high-quality equipment, and delicious meals. Below, we’ll look at some factors that affect Northern Circuit Route Cost and calculate the exact cost based on the results.
Cost Factors And Considerations For The Northern Circuit Route
Below are some details about the cost factors and considerations for the Northern Circuit Route Kilimanjaro. You should be aware of them before booking Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages.
Tour Packages – The cost of a tour package for the Northern Circuit Route can vary widely depending on the tour operator and the level of service included. Expect to pay anywhere from $1500 - $4000 (per person).
Park Fees – Park fees for Kilimanjaro can be a significant cost factor. For the Northern Circuit Route. The park fees typically range from $70 - $100 (per person, per day).
Transportation – The cost of transportation to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport can vary depending on your location and the level of service you require. Some tour operators include airport transfers in their packages, while others charge an additional fee for transportation.
The average cost of transportation starts from $50 (per person, per day).
Accommodations – Accommodation costs will depend on the level of service you require. For the Northern Circuit Route, expect to stay in tents or mountain huts during the climb. Some tour operators, such as hotels or lodges, offer additional accommodation before or after the climb.
Pre and Post climbing accommodation costs range from $50 - $500 (per person, per day).
Gear & Equipment – Climbing gear and equipment can be rented or purchased in Tanzania, but the cost can add up quickly. Renting gear can cost anywhere from $250 to $500 or more for a 9-Day climb. It is important to ensure that you have high-quality gear that is appropriate for the conditions.
Tips and Gratuities – Tips and gratuities for guides, porters, and other staff are expected on Kilimanjaro climbs. The amount of the tip can vary depending on the level of service and the number of staff but expect to budget around $200-$300 per climber for tips and gratuities.
Visa & Travel Insurance – Tanzania requires a visa for entry, which can cost anywhere from $50 to $100 depending on your nationality. Travel insurance is also recommended and can cost anywhere from $100 to $500 depending on the level of coverage.
Additional Activities – If you plan to do additional activities before or after the climb, such as a safari or cultural tour, expect to pay additional fees for those activities. Set aside a budget of $100 - $300 for this.
Our Insights – The above costs are an approximation. They can vary depending on various factors. Such as the level of luxury, the duration of the trip, the number of people in the group, and the time of year.
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Calculating The Total Cost Of The Northern Circuit Route
Even though an 8-day Northern Circuit Route climb is possible, we advise climbers to go for the 9-day option instead. This takes into account factors like slow acclimatization and maintaining a relaxed pace. The estimated Northern Circuit Route Costs are as follows:
|COST COMPONENT(S)||ESTIMATED COSTS (per person)|
|Park Fees and Permits||$1000 - $1500|
|Guides, Cooks, and Porters||$1000 - $1500|
|Accommodations (before and after the climb)||$300 - $500|
|Flights||$1000 - $1500|
|Travel Insurance||$100 - $200|
|Equipment Rental Fees||$200 - $400|
|Tips for Staff||$250 - $400|
|Miscellaneous (Visa, Vaccinations, etc.)||$100 - $300|
|TOTAL||$4,050 – $6,350|
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Inclusions And Exclusions In The Northern Circuit Route Cost
Below is a representation of what things are included and what is excluded in our Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages:
|Conservation and Park Fees||Airport Transfers|
|Professional and experienced mountain guides||Accommodations in Arusha|
|Guides, Porters, and Cook’s Salaries||Tanzania Visa|
|Waterproof Sleeping Tents||Tips/Gratuities|
|Sleeping Mattresses||Meals not listed in the package details|
|All meals while on the mountain||Optional Tours (after your climb)|
|Large portions of nutritious food||Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)|
|Purified Drinking Water|
|Rescue Fees VAT (18% charged by the government)|
|The charge for online payment of a deposit (5%)|
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All in all, it’s vital to remember that while the Northern Circuit Route can be expensive, it has one of (probably the best) success rates of all the Kilimanjaro Routes. It also has one of the major attributes that climbers look for – a great acclimatization profile.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The average cost of a Kilimanjaro Climbing Package via the Northern Circuit Route is $4,050 – $6,350 (per person, for an 8-Day Climb). Remember that this takes into account aspects like Park Fees, Travel Insurance, Permits, Accommodations, equipment rental, etc.
If you want to Climb Kilimanjaro, you must enter through the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. The park fees are $70 - $100 (per person, per day).
The cost of food and drinks on the Northern Circuit Route is $20 - $50 (per person, per day). Again, these costs will be fully covered if you book a Kilimanjaro Climbing Package with us.
Yes, you should save about $100 - $300 if you plan to take part in other activities like cultural tours, after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The cost typically includes park fees, camping and accommodation, meals, guide services, porters, and transfers.
Flights are not included in the cost and need to be arranged separately.
Yes, the cost generally covers the services of porters during the Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route trek.
Yes, our Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages at African Scenic Safaris offer customizable itineraries or the option to add 1 extra day for acclimatization.
It is advisable to book your Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route trek several months in advance to secure your preferred dates and ensure availability.
No, camping equipment is usually included in the cost of the Northern Circuit Route.
Yes, our Northern Circuit climbing packages at African Scenic Safaris cover the cost of purified drinking water on the mountain.
No, tips for guides and porters are not typically included in the Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit Route Cost and should be budgeted separately.
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Safaris In Tanzania during the green season are more budget-friendly. Yet, the dry season is the optimal time for a safari. So, you should select when to go on a safari based on your preferences.
Safaris In Tanzania during the green season are more budget-friendly. Yet, the dry you should select when to go on a safari based on your preferences.
Safaris In Tanzania during the green season are more budget-friendly. Yet, your preferences.
Simbo Natai was born and raised on the foothills of Kilimanjaro. After completing Secondary School, he attended Tourism College, where he discovered his love for African wildlife. Simbo started in the industry as a guide, Climbing Kilimanjaro before specializing as a safari guide. He runs the logistics of African Scenic Safaris and will be behind the scenes, ensuring your safari or climb is perfectly organized.
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