7 Days Shira Route

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrival day from your country and meet at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) then be transferred to the hotel in Moshi town. Late dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Park Gate – Shira 1 Camp

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 3: Shira Camp – Shira 2 Fischer Camp

Early in the morning after breakfast you have a full day to explore the Shira plateau, trekking slowly eastward towards Kibo’s glaciered peak. The Shira plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth, averaging 12,500 ft. The total trekking time is approximately three hours. Dinner and overnight at the Shira 2 (Fischer’s) camp (3900 m).

Day 4: Barraco Camp

The pace should always be slow when in Kilimanjaro for the success. After breakfast in the morning proceed steadily upwards over vast ridges to ” Lava Tower ” for lunch take approximately 4 hours. In the afternoon, you descend the steep trail into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set in a valley enclosed on 3 sides with the massive walls of the valley itself and the massif of Kibo. For about 6 to 7 hours thereafter dinner and overnight at the Barraco camp (3976 m).

Day 5: Barafu Camp

Early morning breakfast then afterward start trekking for about 3 to 4 hours to Karanga Valley for a hot lunch and then proceed in the afternoon to Barafu Camp (4673 m). You will have dinner and a sleep before working up at the midnight for the Uhuru Peak attempt.

Day 6: Millenium Camp

During the midnight walking up call for the Uhuru Peak followed with a cup of hot chocolate, Tanzania coffee or tea. Don’t be nervous and taking it slowly as the trekking will start around 1 a.m. At this stage the weather range from somewhat 0 to -12 degree isn’t it lovely in the tropical climate to find this. Always the target is to reach the Roof top of Africa (5895 m) before dawn. After taking some pictures you will descend to Barafu Camp for a rest and then en route to Millenium camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Summit to Mweka Campsite

After breakfast descends slowly to Mweka gate via Mweka Campsite which is about four hours walk. At the gate you will be awarded a certificate of competence from the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority office for the successful attempt of Uhuru Peak. At Mweka gate you will meet our 4WD vehicle waiting for you for a transfer at the hotel in Moshi for hot lunch, dinner and overnight. It also depend with the itinerary you might be proceeding to the Tanzania wildlife and birdlife parks, to the beach or giving a goodbye hand back home.

DEPARTURE DATES

The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours packages are
totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us
for further and more detailed information.

6 Days Trekking (Per Person) $1700
7 Days Trekking  (Per Person)$1850
8 Days Trekking  (Per Person) $2000
9 Days Trekking  (Per Person) $2200

Price Includes:

  • Full briefing before you trip
  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Camping equipment
  • Rescue fees
  • Food (3 meals per day)
  • Salaries (guide, cooks, porters)
  • Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
  • Lunch box for the first day
  • Crew park fees
  • Administration fee
  • Certificates of achievement
  • Sleeping tent, mess tent ,camping chairs and table
  • Airport transfer 2 ways Complimentary

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Additional personal equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities for after the climb e.g. safaris, waterfall visit, massage
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