What is this?
• 7 Days Shira Route
• includes some steep passage
Where you stay?
• first night in a beautiful lodge with breathtaking views of the Mount Meru (additional night for better acclimatization on request)
• during the ascent in tents
• All camping gear (except sleeping bag and ISO mat) will be provided
When is this tour possible?
• in the dry months of December to February and again between June and October
• In November, daily rainfall and cloudy views are common
• Not recommended during the April and May rainy season
For whom especially suitable?
• for all climbers and outdoor enthusiasts
• also possible for families traveling with children (minimum age 12 years, recommended age 14 years and older)
From where to where?
• starting at Kilimanjaro airport and ending with a transfer after the descent
• additional night after the descent
• Can easily be combined with a short safari or beach holiday This private safari can be adapted to your wishes at any time.
7 Days/ 6 Nights Itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route
Londrossi Gate to Shira One Camp (3550 m): 4-5 hours walking.
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive a short distance on a steep track through farmland and plantations to the starting of Shira Route. We start our ascent along the shrub forests the trail climbs steadily with wide views of Kibo Ice field to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau.
Shira Camp One to Shira Camp (3,840 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira. As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.
Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Today we walk on a gentle ascend and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.).
Barranco Camp to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
A gentle walk takes us down through the rain forest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. We drive back to your hotel or lodge.
For different climbing days, the itinerary will be modified.
All Price in US$ Dollar per Person.
• all transfers
• 01 x HB in Meru area prior your climb
• 7 days private Shira Route climb
• Full board during climb including drinking water
• Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guides, cook and porters
• Mountain Hut’s accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag)
• camping equipment (tents, mattresses, chairs, tables, camping toilet, toilet tent
• service of a professional cook,
• All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
• ‘flying doctor’ insurance
Not included Items
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
• Airport departure tax
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 USD /100 USD for American & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival)
• sleeping bag (rental fee 15 USD)
• any nights after the climb