Kilimanjaro - Shira Route
Approaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by the remote Shira Route is an exhilarating option for walkers keen to explore less trodden trails and who are comfortable in variable mountain conditions. From forest and moorland to the caldera of Shira volcano, we explore the fascinating rock formations on the Shira Plateau before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. We enjoy stunning early morning views of Kibo and our day spent in the rarely visited Lent Hills will be a highlight before we join the main route to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) on the crater rim. The eight day itinerary gives maximum possible acclimatisation and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery that extends from the volcanic summit to the vast African plains.
|DAY 1||Join Arusha, trip briefing, rest of day at leisure|
|DAY 2||Drive to Londorossi, commence climb to "Shira One" (3550m)|
|DAY 3||To Shira Two camp (3840m)|
|DAY 4||Trek to camp near Moir Hut (4200m)|
|DAY 5||To Lava Tower (4550m)|
|DAY 6||To Karanga (4000m)|
|DAY 7||To Barafu (4600m)|
|DAY 8||Ascend to summit, return to Millenium Camp (3800m)|
|DAY 9||Descend to Mweka gate and on to Arusha|
|DAY 10||In Arusha, trip concludes|
The guides and porters on Kilimanjaro were like a finely oiled machine, very, very organised and I always felt taken care of.