Shira Route

The Shira Route is one of the little used route that begins close Shira Ridge. Shira was the fundamental course and Lemosho is the improved variety. Be that as it may, Shira is a contrasted and extraordinary course, it is more negative than its successor in light of the generally high stature of Shira’s beginning stage, which can be immediately come to by assistance vehicle. It is conceivable that climbers will encounter some tallness related responses on a basic day while outside at 11,800 feet.

The following are a few facts about Shira route:

  • Duration: The Shira route can be completed in either 7 or 8 days. However, if you choose Shira route to summit Kilimanjaro then go for the eight days variation as it gives you more time to acclimatise.
  • Area: The Shira route starts on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, the route is effectively available from Moshi to Shira Ridge.
  • Stature: The route reaches at the summit of Kilimanjaro at the Uhuru pinnacle arriving at a tallness of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet).
  • Trail conditions: The trail itself offers a varied route with diverse terrain and begins at a relatively high altitude. During your hike, you will traverse through grassy moorlands and volcanic rocky sections to the snow-capped ice peaks of the summit.


Overnight MOSHI (Bed & breakfast)
Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi for the first section of the climb through the lush forest to reach forest campsite close to the gate. Overnight FOREST CAMP
Continue through the forest on to the Shira Plateau to reach Shira campsite for overnight SHIRA CAMP
Heading eastwards and leaving the forest, continue ascending through the dry landscape following the ridge and passing through heather and open moorlands before reaching Barranco campsite for overnight BARRANCO CAMP.
Extra day for acclimatization. You will stay overnight at KARANGA VALLEY – (OPTIONAL- Extra Charge applicable)
The path climbs steeply out of the Barranco Valley, turns north to reach Barafu campsite. Overnight BARAFU CAMP
A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak at 19,341ft/5,895m the highest point in Africa. Descend to Mweka campsite for overnight MWEKA CAMP
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College to be met and transferred back to/for overnight MOSHI (Bed & Breakfast)
Breakfast, transfer to the hotel and end of your tour.
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