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The Shira Route is a relatively gentle and incredibly scenic route to the Roof top of Africa (“Uhuru Peak” Uhuru a Swahili word which mean Liberation). Encompassing the Shira Plateau, this route provides breathtaking views of the African landscape below. Finally, the Western Breach Summit path is a more difficult route to the summit which incorporates some serious scrambling and climbing. It is thus generally favored by those individuals looking to add a bit of an extra challenge to their climbing experience.

How to reach there: Transfer from you hotel and drive from Moshi to Shira gate – 2 hours then you drive from the gate to near Simba campsite for 1 and half hours with our 4WD land cruiser or minibus.

 
Climbing/ Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route
The route over the Shira Plateau has several possible variations. The Shira route, approaches Kilimanjaro’s summit from the west and crosses the caldera of Shira Volcano before heading beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. The route is seldom used by other trekkers and so your initial two days on the mountain are less crowded than on most other routes.

Duration: 6 - 8 days

Advantages of Climbing/Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Shira route:
Less crowded
Very scenic

Disadvantages of Climbing/Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Shira route:
Higher cost
Higher difficulty level
Meets the Machame trail, hence possibly busy on the later days
Climbing Kilimanjaro on the Shira Route

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