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Trekking Overview:

The 6 Days Shira Route journey to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro is sure to be the experience of a lifetime for everyone who signs up for it. This difficult but rewarding adventure will take you through a variety of environments, from verdant rainforests and moorlands to arid mountain deserts and breathtaking vistas. Your hike starts at the Shira Gate in Kilimanjaro National Park, and it will take you seven days to rise to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point on Kilimanjaro. Along the way, you will acclimate to the altitude and pass through many different ecosystems. Along the journey, you will be able to scale the Barranco Wall, take in the jaw-dropping scenery, and set up tent under the clear night sky of Africa. Your journey comes to an end with a fall through the lovely rainforest, during which the lively forest envelops you once again. This incredible adventure over the “Roof of Africa” will put you to the test both intellectually and physically, but it will also leave you with a great feeling of achievement when it is over.



Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Shira Gate, Hike to Shira 2 Camp (LD)

Take the car and go toward Kilimanjaro National Park. Shira Gate and the Reach Shira 2 Camp via hiking (LD) The first leg of our adventure begins with a breathtaking drive to the Shira Gate in Kilimanjaro National Park. We start our hike after all of the required paperwork for entering the park has been completed. The path takes us through a variety of environments, some of which include verdant rainforests and open moorland. We make steady progress upwards and eventually arrive at the Shira 2 Camp, where we set up camp. As the sun sets in Africa, we indulge in a big meal and then retire to our sleeping bags to get some much-needed slumber.

Day 2: Hike Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Our journey from Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower, a spectacular volcanic feature that serves as an important step in the acclimatisation process, is on the itinerary for today. Before continuing on with our quest, we take some time here to get used to the higher elevation and acclimate ourselves to it. The path takes us to Barranco Camp, which provides us with amazing views of Kilimanjaro and its surrounds. Finally, after travelling through a landscape like an alpine desert, which is home to a wide variety of endemic plant life, we arrive at our campsite in Barranco, which is located in a breathtaking valley.

Day 3: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

As we prepare to leave Barranco Camp, we must first overcome the difficult Barranco Wall, which is a thrilling scramble that adds an element of excitement to our hike. As soon as we reach the top of the wall, we begin our journey through the Karanga Valley, which is known for its verdant and beautiful scenery. Our target is the Karanga Camp, which is a very brief but essential halt for acclimatisation. This stay will provide us with the chance to recuperate and get ready for the days that lie ahead.

Day 4: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

The next leg of our trip takes us from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, which will act as the base camp for our last climb to the peak of the mountain. As we continue to ascend in altitude and get closer to the peak, the oxygen content of the air begins to dramatically decrease. We spend the day in Barafu Camp, which is situated at a rather high elevation on the mountain, acclimatising our bodies and preparing our minds for the tough summit day that is yet to come.

Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

The day that we are on now is both the most challenging and the most gratifying of our journey. We start our ascent early in the morning with the intention of reaching Uhuru Peak, which is Kilimanjaro’s highest point. Our objective is to reach the summit. As we make our way up the treacherous, snowy slopes with only the dim light cast by our headlamps to assist us, the ascent is taxing on both our bodies and our minds. When we finally make it to the top of Uhuru, we are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the dawn and an incredible feeling of fulfilment. After taking in the breathtaking panoramas, we start our journey back down the mountain, heading first to Barafu Camp and then continuing on to Mweka Camp, where we will spend the night.

Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

In sharp contrast to the difficult terrain we traversed on our way up Kilimanjaro, our last day on the mountain starts with a descent through the enchanted jungle. Once again, the thriving forest surrounds us, complete with luxuriant vegetation and the sounds of various species. We make it to the Mweka Gate, where we hand in our completed summit paperwork and get our summit certificates as evidence of our success. Our incredible adventure on the “Roof of Africa” comes to an end as we leave Kilimanjaro National Park and make our way to Moshi, where we say our goodbyes to the hardworking guides and porters who helped us along the way.

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Cancelation Policy:

We at Dodo Group Tanzania Ltd. are aware that one’s agenda may need to be adjusted at the last minute, which is why our cancellation policy was developed with this reality in mind. Imagine that your time spent travelling with us is a thrilling experience, and just like any other thrilling trip, this one comes with a set of guidelines to follow. In the event that you need to cancel, the following is the breakdown:

  • If you make the decision to cancel your trip at least 35 days before the start of your trip, you won’t be charged a cancellation fee. We are aware that life may be unexpected, and that it is sometimes necessary to make adjustments to one’s goals.
  • If you have to cancel your highly anticipated trip between 11 and 34 days before it begins, you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 30 percent of the trip’s total cost. It’s like having to say goodbye to a supporting character in the novel you’re writing about your adventures, but the show must go on.
  • In the event that you have to cancel your trip between 3 and 10 days before it starts, you will be responsible for paying a cancellation charge equal to 50 percent of the total cost. We are going to miss you, but the campfire will be kept nice and toasty for when you get back.
  • Now, if your plans change within forty-eight hours of the beginning of your trip, we understand, but there will be a one hundred percent cancellation fee levied. It’s a little bit like getting to the exciting part of the novel and then having the author stop reading all of a sudden, but we accept your choice.

It is essential to be aware that tailor-made excursions may be subject to distinctive cancellation policies; in the event that this is the case, we will be sure to relay such policies to you at the time of booking. We at Dodo Group Tanzania Ltd. aim to make sure that your time while travelling with us is as fun and adaptable as is humanly feasible. We are here to make sure that your travel experience is one that you will never forget, regardless of whether you are delaying your journey or beginning a new one.



Is there a risk of malaria on Kilimanjaro?

The tropical malaria-endemic location of Mount Kilimanjaro means that many hikers will be taking malaria prophylaxis during their climb, and they will likely need to continue taking malaria prophylaxis after descent, particularly if they are visiting game parks or staying overnight at elevations below 1,800 m (5,900 ft). This is because malaria prophylaxis is most effective when taken at higher altitudes.

Is it chilly at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro?

When you reach the peak, the evening temperatures may be quite frigid, ranging from -20 to 10 degrees Celsius. Despite this, the temperature throughout the day might exceed thirty degrees. Keep in mind that the summit day on Kilimanjaro begins at 12.30 in the morning, in the middle of the night, meaning that you will be trekking at the coldest period of the day.

Do anyone know whether there is any ice left on Kilimanjaro?

Since the early 1900s, the ice cap atop Kilimanjaro has been the subject of mapping efforts. Since 1912, it has been found that more than 80 percent of the ice cover that formerly existed on the whole of Kilimanjaro has already melted away.

Why does Mount Kilimanjaro have ice on it?

The fact that the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro is situated at such a high height is the primary factor that causes it to be encased in a blanket of snow and ice at its highest point. Simple. The elevation of the mountain's peak, measured in feet, is 19,341 above mean sea level.

How much does it typically cost to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

The most effective strategy for lowering expenses while hiking is to either start or join an existing group of four or more hikers who have similar interests and adhere to the Marangu Route. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania using the Marangu route. This route is the most popular and traveled of the available routes, but it is also the one with the least amount of complexity in terms of logistics.

When is the most favourable time of year to make the ascent of Kilimanjaro?

The months of December through the middle of March and from the middle of June through the end of October are, according to our recommendations, the hottest and driest periods of the year to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. However, despite the fact that these months are often regarded as offering the most favourable weather conditions for climbing the peak, they also tend to be the busiest.

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What's Included

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Crater Fees
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Hot Water For Washing Purpose
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.
  • Portable toilets and toilets tents
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

What's Excluded

  • Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee
  • Cost of Visas.
  • Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry etc.
  • Insurance fees
  • International flights
  • Tips to mountain crew

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