Shira Route

6 Days Shira Route

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Overview

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

The route starts from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro like the Lemosho route. It is the original lemosho route starting at londorosi gate trekking to shira one camp through the rain forest. The route by pass this part using a vehicle transport to shira gate. Day one starts trekking at 3400m to shira one campsite 3600 m. It takes the southern circuit route traversing beneath the southern ice fields before summiting from Barafu campsite ( western breach route).

Tour Details

Itinerary

Elevation: 800m - 2250m - 3600m

Distance: 10km

Hiking time: 3 hours

Habitat: Montane Forest to moorlands to heath vegetation

You will start in the morning from your hotel by vehicle transport to Londorosi gate for legal registration. From the gate you will be driven up to Moram gate where you will deboard to start climbing on foot through the forest to the moorlands and heath vegetation east crossing valleys and ridges to Shira one campsite. Day one consist of a packed lunch box, your evening meal will be prepared and served at camp followed with a briefing from your guide about the next day.

Elevation: 3600m - 3850 m

Distance: 10km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: moorlands and rocky

Breakfast is served early before we cross shira plateau to Shira two campsite, which is situated on moorlands meadows next to a stream. Hot lunch will be served at shira two campsite and a short rest will follow. In the evening you will take a short walk for acclimatization and a view of Mount Meru before returning for tea and popcorn while dinner is prepared.

Elevation: 3850m - 4600m - 3900m

Distance: 10 Km

Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Habitat: moorlands and alpine desert

We will have an early breakfast before starting a long acclimatization day which will take us east to the junction leading to lava tower rock 4600m high. Lunch will be served at lava tower before we descend to barranco campsite.

Elevation: 3900m - 4200m - 3995m

Distance: 6km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: moorlands

On this morning we will climb barranco wall 4200m for acclimatization and cross ridges and valleys to karanga campsite where will have hot lunch, after lunch if your trek is for 6 days you will continue to Barafu campsite where you will be served an early dinner at 1700hours and a briefing about the summit. For those who are on a 7 days trek will rest at karanga campsite.

Elevation: 3995m - 4673m

Distance: 4 Km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

From karanga campsite the trek is tough to barafu campsite due to altitude. The distance is short but steep the pace is slow. Here you will be served hot lunch and get briefing before taking a nap. Dinner will be served early then you will take a rest before midnight when will start our final climb to the highest peak of Africa ( Uhuru Peak).

Elevation: 4673m - 5895m - 3100m

Distance: 17.5km

Hiking time: 10-12 hours

Habitat: alpine desert and glacier

Here we wake up at midnight you are served a light breakfast before we start for the summit. The aim of starting at midnight before dawn is to make you be able to climb to the summit at eas because the trail is steep up to Stella point 5756m , at this point you will start to view the glacier, crater and sunrise before reaching Uhuru peak which will take us almost an hours walk . We will have a moment of taking pictures depending on the weather and physical conditions. After this it’s our descending back to barafu campsite for a short nap followed with lunch and getting ready to go down to Mweka campsite. At mweka campsite you will be provided with a small basin of hot water and delicious meals before sleeping.

Elevation: 3100m - 1800m

Distance: 10km

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: mountain forest.

On this morning we have a moment of celebrating after breakfast. The crew sing and dance to the guests/ friends traditional African songs/ Jambo song to commemorate the trek. Here you will have the chance to give tips to the guide, cook and porters for their service. After that we descend to the gate where you will sign out and given your certificate then we will head directly to the hotel where you will take a long hot shower and a good rest.

Include And Exclude

Include

  • Transport to and from
  • Allowance for the crew
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank for an emergency
  • Rescue car
  • Park fees/VAT

Exclude

  • Accommodation
  • Drinks at the hotel
  • Personal belongings
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Taxi service
  • Medical insurance

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