Shira Route

7 Days Shira Route

Shira Route
  • Approaches from the western part of the mountain

  • Starting point is at 11,800 feet (3,600 m) which is pretty high, thereby giving climbers less time to acclimatize

  • Perfect for climbers who are confident to hike moderately difficult terrain and camp out for extensive periods

  • Trek length: at least 6 or 7 days

  • Day 1 - Londorossi Gate/Shira trail head - River Camp (~3050 m/~10000 ft)

  • Day 2 - River Camp - Shira Huts (3850 m/12630 ft) via Shira Cathedral

  • Day 3 - Shira Huts - via Lava Tower (4640 m/15220 ft) - Barranco Huts (3985 m/13070 ft)

  • Day 4 - Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m/13255 ft)

  • Day 5 - Karanga Camp - Barafu Huts (4680 m/15360 ft)

  • Day 6 - Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m/18871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Millenium Camp (3820 m/12530 ft) (or to Mweka Hut)

  • Day 7 - Millenium Camp - Shira Gate

Route Description

There are many possible slight variations to the Shira route, so don't be surprised if you see an itinerary that mentions different camps and different heights.

The itinerary below describes a six night/seven day Kilimanjaro climb on the Shira Route.

(Note: altitudes and distances are approximations. Different sources will give you different numbers.)

Shira Route Itinerary

Include

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.

  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate.

  • Park entry fees,Camping fees

  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services

  • 4 Season mountain tents

  • Double layered Sleeping Mats

  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters

  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain

  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek

  • Hot water for washing

  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

  • Government tax

  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter

  • Emergency first-aid kit

Exclude

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.

  • Travel insurance

  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.

  • Flights

  • Laundry (Available at hotel)

  • Personal items and toiletries

  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the

  • Mountain

    http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

  • Guides:

    $20/day/guide

  • Cook:

    $15/day

  • Porter:

    $10/day/porter

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