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8 Days
Availability : 2018 - 2020
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Min Age : 15
Max People : 40

8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route trail is one of the two longer Kilimanjaro climb routes that start on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is possible that climbers will experience some altitude related symptoms on the first day while camping at 11,800 feet.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Shira Ridge. 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east then traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit and the hiking trail begins on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing through Shira route:- Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, it is less favorable than its successor due to the relatively high altitude of Shira’s starting point, which is accessed quickly by vehicle.
From the trail head, the route heads east across the center of the Shira Plateau, where one is often likely to spot big game such as elephants and buffalos. The route then joins up with Machame Trek at Shira Camp, and approaches the summit via Stella Point descending via Mweka Camp.

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Shira Trek starts at an altitude of 11600ft (3500m), and should only be endeavored by trekkers who are already acclimatized, or know from previous trekking or climbing experience that they can tolerate altitude. From the trail head, the route heads east across the center of the Shira Plateau, where one is often likely to spot big game such as elephants and buffalos. The route then joins up with Machame Trek at Shira Camp, and approaches the summit via Stella Point descending via Mweka Camp.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

7:30 am

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation at destination

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route
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Shira certainly allows plenty of time for acclimatization during the later stages, but some people can develop altitude sickness symptoms at those lower altitudes already. And catapulting you from sea level to a height above 3500 m/11500 feet the day after arriving in Tanzania may not be the smartest thing to do.

What to bring on Mt Kilimanjaro – Shira Route
  • Waterproof rucksack with day pack
  • Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
  • Roll mats and insulation pads
  • Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
  • Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
  • Wooden walking stick/ski pole
  • Sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
  • Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
  • Sweaters/jumpers, anorak/raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
  • Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
  • Sunscreen and lip salve
  • Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Professional guiding services
  • All our guides are native experts in mountain trekking
  • Transportation in a custom designed safari vehicle
  • All park entry fees
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 days office and cellular emergency contact details while in Tanzania
  • Accommodation as indicated
8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route
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Day 1Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be personally met by our office representative. You will be transferred to Mountain Inn in Moshi for an overnight stay. In the early evening, you will have pre–climb briefing on the trek. Overnight at Mountain Inn Moshi at Kilimanjaro forest camp

Day 2of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Moshi – Forest Camp

For the first segment of the climb, you will drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi, and trek through the lush forest to reach Forest Camp site close to the gate at 9000ft/2750m taking four to five hours. Overnight will be at Forest Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Forest Camp – Shira Camp

Trekking continues through the forest on to Shira Plateau to reach Shira Camp site at 12500ft/3800m for an overnight camp taking five to six hours. Overnight will be at Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp site

Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Camp site 13000ft/3900m for an overnight camp taking about five to seven hours. Overnight will be at Barranco Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Barranco Camp site – Barafu Camp Site

Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga River – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Camp site at 15500ft/4600m for an overnight camp taking about eight to nine hours. Overnight will be at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Barafu Camp Site – Mweka Camp site

An early start for the summit (Uhuru Peak) the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking six to seven hours. Descend via Barafu Camp site through the forest to Mweka Camp site at 10000ft/3000m for an overnight camp taking five to seven hours.
Overnight will be at Mweka Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7of the 8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route: Mweka Camp site – Moshi

You will descend through the forest heading to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate at Mweka Wildlife College. The descent will take three to four hours. You will be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for your overnight stay. Overnight will be at Mountain Inn Moshi. Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8Moshi – Kilimanjaro – Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport. We board our plane knowing that this has been an adventure to remember for the rest of our lives. Meal Plan {Breakfast}

KILIMANJARO PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation to and from your selected route
All land transport
Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:
Government Climbing Taxes
Climbing permits
All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
Enough porters to carry your luggage
Safety Equipment:
Emergency Oxygen
Pulse Ox meter
Hot drinks at every meal
Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day
Emergency rescue fees
Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Personal items and toiletries
Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
International airfares and departure taxes
All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Laundry services
Visa and International flight tickets fees.

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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trekking Shira Route
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