7 Days Shira Route

Day 0: Arrival in Moshi

  • Arrive in Moshi, Tanzania, a vibrant town located near Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Meet with Mr Andrew or Our representative for a briefing and equipment check.
  • Spend the day resting, exploring Moshi, and preparing for your trek.
  • Overnight stay in a hotel or lodge in Moshi.

Day 1: Moshi to Shira Gate to Shira Camp 1

  • After breakfast, drive to the Londorossi Gate where you’ll complete park entry formalities.
  • Continue to the Shira Gate where the trek begins.
  • Trek through the rainforest zone to reach Shira Camp 1 at an altitude of around 3,500 meters.
  • Set up camp, enjoy dinner, and rest for the night.

Day 2: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2

  • Today’s trek takes you through the moorland zone, with the landscape becoming increasingly sparse.
  • Ascend to Shira Camp 2 located at around 3,850 meters.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its surroundings.
  • Rest and acclimatize at camp.

Day 3: Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

  • Trek to the Lava Tower at an altitude of approximately 4,600 meters, providing an excellent acclimatization opportunity.
  • Descend to Barranco Camp located at around 3,950 meters.
  • The descent to Barranco Camp helps with acclimatization and prepares you for the upcoming summit push.
  • Camp at Barranco and enjoy dinner before resting for the night.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

  • Begin the day with the famous Barranco Wall climb, a thrilling ascent with breathtaking views.
  • Continue trekking through the alpine desert to reach Karanga Camp at approximately 4,000 meters.
  • Karanga Camp is nestled in a valley, providing stunning scenery and a chance to acclimatize further.
  • Rest and prepare for the next day’s ascent.
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Trek to Barafu Camp, the final camp before the summit push.
  • The landscape transitions to a rocky, barren terrain as you ascend to an altitude of around 4,600 meters.
  • Arrive at Barafu Camp, where you’ll rest and prepare for the summit attempt.
  • Have an early dinner and get some rest before the midnight summit push.
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
  • Begin the summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, aiming to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Trek through the darkness with headlamps, navigating steep and challenging terrain.
  • Reach Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters) in time for sunrise and celebrate your achievement.
  • Descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest and then continue down to Mweka Camp at around 3,100 meters.
  • Camp at Mweka Camp for the night, marking the end of your summit journey.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Descend through lush rainforest
  • Arrive at Mweka Gate (1,640 meters)
  • Sign out with park authorities
  • Receive summit certificates
  • Transfer back to Moshi or Arusha
  • Trekking duration: 3-4 hours
  • End of the trek
People in Group Price per Person
1-2 Pax Usd $2,048
3-5 People Usd $1,980
6-8 People Usd $1,890
9 and Above Usd $1,850
  • Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • Private transport to Kilimanjaro International Airport after trek to catch your flight back home
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi before and after trek
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 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 taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • 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 $ 100 for the entire trek to be shared in a group.
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $20/day/guide
  • Cook: $15/day
  • Porter: $10/day/porter

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