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Kilimanjaro Climbing 7 Days 6 Nights Shira Route

The most seldom, quite and the only trail the most trekkers make to the summit, a 37km Shira trail stretching along the western open plateau of mount Kilimanjaro, display stunning views of the peaks and its surrounding, trekkers start their trekking on 3,407m above sea level, and the walking trail take them up and down to acclimatize their bodies and provides success rates for summiting, other side tracks are more popular and wet just at the trailhead, they also attacks the mountain from the lower  elevations towards the higher altitudes. Due to its scenic and vary formations Shira is our favorite of official trail on Killi. 

Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days,
Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro-Shira Trail,
Accommodation Level: Mid-Range
Essential: Best time to trekking is from June to February.

Day 0:

Upon your arrival from Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to Kahawa House for briefing and overnight stay before embarking on your lifetime adventure.

Shira Route

Detailed Itinerary

Arusha / Londorossi Gate


Trekking distance 1-1:30hr-7km After a breakfast you will leave the hotel behind driving to the Londorossi gate, thereafter gate formalities you will drive towards the trailhead on 3407m, by then you will start walking across the moorland where provide open tussock grasslands, lava flows, heather shrub-lands, valley bottoms, clear mountain streams and stands of giant heather and to arrive at the rim of the shira plateau, a first camp nestled at the center of Shira one plateau on 3407m, you will overstay at the same elevation as stating point and acclimatizing before the next day of stretching legs on higher elevation.


Overnight stay at Shira 1 Camp 3407m

Shira 1 / Shira 2 Camp


Trekking distance 10km 3-4hr

A hiking start after breakfast towards the rim of the shira cathedral on 3,740m where boast outstanding landscapes, you will continue with a trek and to be arrive at the camp in the afternoon, after lunch you will overstay acclimatizing and enjoying the awesome landscapes of the surrounding nature and far below, before the next day of striking on 4,550m.

Overnight stay at Shira two Camp on altitude of 3840m.

Shira 2 / Barranco Camp

Trekking distance 10km 5-6hr
Another morning of gentle ascent and awesome sceneries, you will depart after breakfast, this track will take your walking boots pounds through the higher elevation, from the Shira plateau past by the eastern breach and the Lava Tower nestled on 4,550m, famous as Shark tooth, thereafter you will cross the junction between arrow glacier and Baranco before descent a spectacle valley heading to a camp, where offers extensive view of the plain far below, retuning to a lower elevation will help to acculturate bodies, especially for those did not trained well prior traveling to Tanzania.

Overnight stay at Barranco Camp 3,840m,

Barranco / Karanga Camp

Trekking distance 5-6km: 3:30-4hr

After your body relax and acclimatized you will leave the last wet area behind after a breakfast, past by a steep ridge, from the Baranco wall to Karanga Valley, enjoying the marvelous view of a waterfall below and dramatic glacier above, to arrive at the camp for lunch and having siesta for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Karanga Camp 4,000m,

Karanga / Barafu 4,600m,

Trekking distance 4km 3-4hr

As morning set in you will leave the camp after a breakfast heading to Barafu, landscapes differ from other camps also temperatures drop as you hike higher up Kill, to arrive at the camp in lunch time and overstay, dinner will be served early, to avoid exhausting we recommend our climbers to rest up before summit challenges, by midnight you’ll wake up and set out for summit, take Approximately 6-7hr.

Summit / Mweka Camp 3,100m

Trekking distance 12km-7 hours

The morning of day 6 display a spectacular glacier that’s will never fail to enthrall you as standing on top of the roof of the Africa, after awe-inspiring a sunrise and views you’ll begin your descent via the Barafu camp for a hot lunch and short break, after a break you will continue climbing down towards the spectacular edge of the Mweka forest for overstay.

Overnight stay at Mweka camp 3,100m,

Mweka Camp 3,100m / Mweka Gate 1,650m.

Trekking Time-4-5 hours

After an early breakfast a sustained descent through beautiful forest, the trail will lead you to Mweka gate, after gate formalities you will be met by our transfer driver and drive back to your hotel in Arusha for overstay before the next day of your lifetime safari, if more excursion extension will be selected.  

Arusha -Kilimanjaro International Airport



An option of adding more days in your vacation and exploring the northern Tanzania national parks or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport and fly back home or to Zanzibar beach.
Price for 2paxUS$1,980 per person
Price for 4-8paxUS$ 1,800 per person


-Rescue fees

-All Park fees, 

-Clean, purified drinking water,

-All transfers mentioned per itinerary,

-Quality Mess tents with table and chairs,

-Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees,

-Professional, experienced, mountain guides

-Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food.

-Accommodation a night upon your arrival in Arusha and after a trek in bed and breakfast (bb) basis


-All Items of Person Nature and Gratuity,

-Excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary,

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