Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA

Kilimanjaro - Remote Northern Circuit

Climbing the highest mountain in Africa on the Northern Circuit route is a draw card for any avid trekker, but especially with a full moon summit! Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m), being a free-standing mountain, commands panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Having nine days to acclimatise and encountering limited numbers of fellow trekkers, this route is truly remote and one for the trekking enthusiast. Commencing from the western side, catch a glimpse of Mt Meru floating on the clouds from the Shira Plateau before traversing the less visited northern flanks to enjoy fabulous vistas across vast Kenyan lowlands. Then, approaching the summit from the east in the light of the full moon, experience the tremendous feeling of space generated before standing on the top of Africa. Finally, a descent to the south completes an almost-circumnavigation of the mountain. This less-visited northern route provides opportunity for a truly remarkable adventure to the top of Kilimanjaro.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Arusha, trip briefing
DAY 2 Drive to Londorossi, commence walk, Lemosho Big Tree Camp (2650m)
DAY 3 To Shira One camp (3550m)
DAY 4 To Shira Hut camp (3840m)
DAY 5 Trek near Lava Tower, north to Moir Hut (4200m)
DAY 6 Lent Hill then Buffalo Camp (4150m)
DAY 7 Continue eastwards to Third Cave Camp (3900m)
DAY 8 saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi, School Hut Campsite (4700m)
DAY 9 Ascend to summit (5895m) on the full moon, descend to Millenium Camp (3800m)
DAY 10 Descend to Mweka village and drive to Arusha
DAY 11 In Arusha, trip concludes

traveller reviews

I had the most amazing trip. The team were great, everyone was very helpful. My thanks to the 2nd guide Meke, without his encouragement and patience I would not have summitted, our cook Musa cooked the best meals & I've never tasted anything like his soups, in all the treks I have done with World Expeditions.

M Richards NSW Australia

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Trip Code: TNC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  30 July 2017
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price: $3,990.00 USD

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