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Duration :   7 Days
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Trekking Overview:


Our climb up the Shira Route to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro over the course of seven days promises to be an unforgettable experience. This awe-inspiring adventure starts at Shira Gate, where you will register and go through the appropriate inspections before rising through a variety of natural zones, including lush rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts. Shira Gate is the starting point of this incredible journey. You will arrive to Simba Camp, which is positioned in a gorgeous place with expansive views, after following the route. You will eventually arrive at Shira 2 Camp, which is tucked away in high-altitude sceneries, and then go to Lava Tower in order to get the necessary acclimatisation there. The most exciting part of the hike is the climb up Barranco Wall, which brings hikers to the verdant Karanga Valley and the Karanga Camp, where they may relax and refresh themselves. Your adventure comes to a close with the most difficult test of them all: the climb up Uhuru Peak. After seeing the splendour of a dawn at the peak, you will descend through the entrancing jungle and get your summit certificate at Mweka Gate. You will feel a tremendous feeling of success after completing this incredible journey on the “Roof of Africa,” which will push both your body and your mind to its absolute limits.


Day 1: Shira Gate to Simba Camp

Our trek up Mount Kilimanjaro starts at Shira Gate, where we must first go through the registration process and have our permits checked before we can continue. We leave the gate and begin our ascent, travelling through a variety of biological zones on the way up, including dense rainforests and open moorland. Our journey leads us to Simba Camp, which is located in a picture-perfect setting with expansive vistas of the natural environment in all directions. We will spend our first night here, allowing our bodies to adjust to the greater altitude while also allowing us to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountain.

Day 2:Simba Camp to Shira 2 Camp

As we continue to climb, we depart from the Simba Camp and make our way towards the Shira 2 Camp instead. The track passes through a variety of landscapes, ranging from rocky roads to alpine deserts, and it affords hikers breathtaking views of the expansiveness of Kilimanjaro. As we continue to climb, we will be able to get a better look at the region’s distinctive plant and animal life. We will spend the night in Shira 2 Camp, which is located in the heart of the high-altitude sceneries. This will give us the opportunity to acclimatise and be ready for the difficulties that lie ahead.

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower

The spectacular Lava Tower, a volcanic feature that acts as a vital site for acclimatisation, is our destination for today’s hike. We will depart from Shira 2 Camp and make our way there. We are pausing here so that our bodies can acclimate to the higher altitude, as this will provide them with the required time to do so. Before we go on with our trip, we will take a stop at the Lava Tower, which will provide an amazing background for our time there. The alpine desert is the dominant feature of the region, and it is a harsh yet intriguing setting.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

As we leave Barranco Camp, our route takes us to the world-famous Barranco Wall, a treacherous climb that adds a new dimension of adrenaline to our hike. After we have conquered the wall, we will drop into the verdant Karanga Valley, which is filled with its beautiful vegetation. We make it to Karanga Camp, an essential pit break for acclimatisation that provides relief and an opportunity to recharge our batteries in preparation for the hardships that lie ahead in the coming days.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Our journey continues as we go from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, which will act as the starting point for our last trek to the peak of the mountain. As we go up the mountain, the altitude causes the air to grow thinner, and the scenery transforms into a dry, stony environment. We spend the day in Barafu Camp, which is located high on the mountain, getting psychologically and physically ready for the challenging summit day that lies ahead.

Day 6:Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

The day that we are on is both the most challenging and the most gratifying of our trip. We begin our ascent early in the morning with the intention of reaching Uhuru Peak, which is Kilimanjaro’s highest point, as our final destination on our adventure. The ascent is a challenging test of both our physical and mental fortitude as we make our way up the treacherous, snowy slopes using the dim light from our lights for guidance. When we finally made it to the top of Uhuru, we were rewarded with a spectacular view of the dawn and an incredible feeling of fulfilment. After taking in the breathtaking panoramas, we start our descent, first making our way down to Barafu Camp and then on to lower elevations.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

In striking 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 rainforest. Once again, the thriving forest is all around us, encircling us with its verdant foliage and the melodious calls of the birds. After a while, we make it to the Mweka Gate, which is where we are awarded our prestigious summit certificates in recognition of the incredible feat we have just accomplished. Kilimanjaro National Park is the last stop on our incredible adventure over the “Roof of Africa,” and as we say our goodbyes to the hardworking guides and porters who helped us along the way, we are filled with appreciation.

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Cancelation Policy :

Because we think that travelling should be an exciting and adaptable experience, we have fashioned our cancellation policy to reflect this philosophy. Because life may be unexpected, we understand that occasionally plans need to be altered. In the event that you need to cancel your trip with us at least 35 days before the start of your tour, there will be no cancellation penalties assessed; we’ve got you covered.

If you need to cancel your highly anticipated trip between 11 and 34 days in advance, you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 30 percent of the trip’s cost. We are aware that there are occasions when the path you have been travelling must take a different turn.

Those who need to cancel their participation in the adventure between three and ten days before it begins will be subject to a cancellation charge equal to fifty percent of the total cost. It’s like having to cut out many chapters in the middle of your journey narrative.

However, if you discover that you need to cancel your participation in the trip less than 48 hours before it is scheduled to begin, we completely understand. In this scenario, you are responsible for paying the full amount of the reservation’s cancellation cost.

When it comes to individualised excursions, we provide our own set of cancellation policies, which we will go over with you at the time of booking. Your travel experience should be one that you will never forget, and we want to do all in our power to make that happen. We are here to make sure that your trip is one of a kind, regardless of whether you are venturing to a new location or revising the itinerary for your previous trip.


On what part of Mount Kilimanjaro is the Shira route located?

The Shira path is a lovely trip that travels from west to east over the whole Shira Plateau. The terrain is reasonably level. After then, the route follows a road known as the Southern Circuit as it travels below Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field until reaching Barafu, which is the highest point on the mountain. The descent is accomplished by using the Mweka path.

What is the fastest climb of Kilimanjaro without acclimatization?

The record for the quickest time on an unassisted effort is held by Tanzanian athlete Simon Mtuy. On the Umbwe route, he was responsible for carrying all of his own kit, including food and drink, for a total of 9 hours and 19 minutes.

Is it well worth the cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is without a doubt something that should be done. Conquering this peak does come with certain inherent dangers, but these may be easily avoided by being well-prepared, anticipating potential hazards, and taking the appropriate preventative measures to guarantee a risk-free adventure.

How much does it cost to hike Mount Kilimanjaro?

The price range for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is anything from $2,000 to $6,000, with some operators charging less and others charging much more. Large Western travel agencies sometimes offer outsourced expeditions at exaggerated prices.

On Mount Kilimanjaro, how difficult is the air to breathe?

It has been stated that working at this altitude is similar to "working with just one lung" since the air pressure here is less than half of what it is at sea level, and the quantity of oxygen that it contains is also much lower.

Is climbing K2 tougher than climbing Kilimanjaro?

At addition, climbing K2 involves the kind of technical ice climbing that needs years of practise to become proficient in. Extreme weather and terrain make climbing this peak difficult for even the most experienced climbers in the world. Kilimanjaro, on the other hand, has no technical climbing at all, and one may just hike their way to the top of the mountain.

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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