6Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Shira Route

Arusha, Tanzania

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8Days Shira Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

8 Days & 7 Nights

Kilimanjaro Trekking - Shira Route

Safari Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable six-day trekking adventure along the Shira Route to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. This challenging yet rewarding journey takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, offering spectacular views along the way. With each day presenting new challenges and experiences, culminating in the ultimate achievement of reaching Uhuru Peak, this trek is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a sense of accomplishment.

Get ready for thrilling game drives where you’ll encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife up close

8Days Shira Route – Kilimanjaro Trek

Detailed Itinerary

An unforgettable Eight – day trekking adventure along the Shira Route to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. This challenging yet rewarding journey takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, offering spectacular views along the way. With each day presenting new challenges and experiences, culminating in the ultimate achievement of reaching Uhuru Peak, this trek is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a sense of accomplishment.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, and transfer to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and prepare for your trek.

Day 2: Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast, drive to Londorossi Gate for registration and permits. Begin your trek through the rainforest to Shira 1 Camp, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Today’s trek takes you through the moorland zone, offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its surrounding landscape. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp for overnight stay.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower

Ascend to Lava Tower for acclimatization, then descend to Barranco Camp. This route offers breathtaking views of the Barranco Wall and the Kibo Massif.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Trek through the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding climb. Continue to Karanga Camp for the night, situated beneath the southern ice field of Kibo.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Ascend to Barafu Camp, the final base camp before your summit attempt. Rest and prepare for the summit push.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Begin your summit attempt in the early hours of the morning, reaching Stella Point before sunrise. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Descend through the lush rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you’ll receive your summit certificates. Transfer back to Arusha for a celebratory dinner and overnight stay.

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro
  • International Airport (JRO)*
    2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after the climb)
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel*
    1 Post-climb celebratory drink (beer, juice, or soda) on us*
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to ALL Kilimanjaro park gates*
  • No additional transport fees will be charged to the Northern or Western route gates*
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Camping/Hut fees
  • Mountain rescue fees
  • Guides/Porters salaries
  • Private toilet for the party on all climbs (except for Marangu)*
  • All season mountain tents
  • Foam sleeping pad (unless you opt to bring your own instead)
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs for parties of two or more
  • All meals on the mountain
  • No small party supplement fees will be charged
  • No single supplement fees for Private Climbs will be charged

WHATS EXCLUDED?

  • Airfare
  • Personal Gear
  • Tips for porters & Guides
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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Note:

  • We can arrange domestic flight to Zanzibar
  • We do hotel booking and excursions in Zanzibar upon request
  • Also, we do cultural tourism and visit Lake Natron excursion.
  • We do Kilimanjaro climbing all routes
  • Meru Trekking
  • Lake Manyara night game drive
  • Treetop Lake Manyara Canoe

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