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 - 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.

Brief Itinerary

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

traveller reviews

The guides and porters on Kilimanjaro were like a finely oiled machine, very, very organised and I always felt taken care of.

M. Coleman Windsor, UK

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Trip Code: KLS
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  10 June 2016
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price: $3,439.00 USD

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Park & entry fees valued at: $940 USD
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