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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.

 
OPTION TWO: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
 

Day One: Arrive in Kilimanjaro from your country. Meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and get a transfer to the hotel in Moshi for check in, briefing and overnight.

Day Two: Early in the morning after breakfast you will be briefed about the Mount Kilimanjaro with the guide before the departure to the Londorossi gate by our 4WD land cruiser (or any jeep) about three and half hours. After all park registration formalities we proceed driving to near Simba campsite. Then lunch afterwards you start trekking through heather and moorland to the first camp (about 1-2 hrs) to Shira 1 camp (3505 m) for dinner and overnight in tents.

Day Three: After breakfast we continue walking towards the Shira Hut for lunch 3926 m. The day is spent acclimatizing. A visit can be made to the Plats Cone on the ridge. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day Four: In the morning after breakfast from the Shira Plateau we continue to the East passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue our direction changes to South East towards the Lava Tower, shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which divides away to Arrow Glacier and Barranco. We have now reached an altitude of (4876 m). We now continue down to the Barranco hut at an altitude of (3860 m). Dinner and camp overnight.

Day Five: Barranco Hut (3950 m) to Karanga Valley Camp (4200 m). The morning starts with a scramble up the almost vertical Barranco Wall to an altitude of about 4 200m. After lunch the climbers are advised to take a rest at this point. Dinner / Overnight.

Day Six: Karanga Valley (4200 m) to Barafu Hut (4600 m). From here there is no water, so take care to stock them for there is no water at Barafu Hut. It is recommended that the climbers must familiarize with the camp before dark because of this camp is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge.

Day Seven: An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, four hours from here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak (5985 m). Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day Eight: After breakfast we continue the descent (3-4 hours) down to the Mweka Park gate and then drive back to Moshi. Overnight at hotel or depending with the program transfer to the airport back home but you should also think of having an amazing sighting of the Tanzania wildlife and birdlife parks with the lure waters of Zanzibar.

Price: US $ 1750. per person

Price inclusive:

2 Transfers from Moshi to Shira park gate -return.

3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian.

7 days Kilimanjaro trek- Shira.

6 nights accommodation in camps while trekking Shira.

All park entrance fees and government levies.

English speaking mountains Guide and assistant guides.

Porters- a minimum of 3 per client.

First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

Camping Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.

 
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