The Shira Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west,
crossing the caldera of the Shira volcano and exploring the rock formations
of the plateau, before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo.
We make the final ascent to the summit from the Barafu hut, reaching the
crater rim at Stella Point before continuing around to Uhuru Point. This
itinerary gives the best possible acclimatisation and also gives us plenty
of time to enjoy the magnificent scenery.
From the lower slopes of the mountain, we ascend steadily to reach the
rim of the Shira Plateau. This area is home to a variety of game, including
buffalo and there are good views of nearby Mount Meru, the second highest
summit in Tanzania. There is a real sense of wilderness here with the
dramatic rocky scenery of the Western Breach rising above us.
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall takes us to an undulating trail on
the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields.
Gradually the terrain changes to scree and we climb steeply to reach the
Our ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro has some well-graded zigzags and
a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5735 metres) in about
five or six hours. Here we can rest and enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi.
Those who have the energy can make the two hour round trip from here along
the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5896 metres) passing close to the spectacular
glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The
descent to the Barafu Hut is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment,
we continue down to reach our final campsite at the new Millennium Hut
before continuing on the following day to leave the park at the Mweka
Day 1: Arusha -Londrossi to
Estimated Distance 12 km, Hike time 5-6hours
Final Elevation 3500 m, Elevation changed 1050 m
Breakfast, drive to the Londorossi
Park Gate. After paper work at the gate continue driving up to Mto wa
Simba campsite, stopping for lunch. Arrive at the campsite, during early
evening. The drive through the Shira plateau is one of the best opportunities
to see big game on Kilimanjaro Park.
Day 2 : Shira (1) to Shira (11) Camp
Estimated Distance 4-5 km, Hike time 2-3 hours
Final Elevation 3800 m, Elevation changed 300 m
Breakfast, begins the short hike to Shira hut campsite. This is usually
takes no more than 2 hours, but this rest is required for adequate acclimatization.
The west face of Kibo volcano (usually referred as Kilimanjaro) looms
above the campsite. Have lunch, rest or take a day hike. This hike traverses
the lower moorland where large shrubs and wildflowers dominate the landscape.
Day 3 and 4:Shira 11 to Baranco Camp
Estimated Distance 8 km, Hike time 6-7 hours
Final Elevation 3950 m, Elevation change 250 m
Breakfast, set off to Barranco (3950 m) skirting
just below Lava Tower - you are now walking at approx altitude of 4000
m around the southern side of the Kibo. This is a part of acclimatization
– walking up to 4800 m and overnight at 3950 m Once again, pace
your self to graduate slowly
Day 5 : Barranco camp to Barafu Estimated Distance 8 km, Hike time 8-9
Final Elevation 4600 m, Elevation changed 750 m
Continue from Barranco across and up towards Barafu Hut (4600 m) Today
you cross the Barranco Wall – it's a climb over rock-not technical,
but tiring and hard /long –ending up in the valley for the Heim
Glacier view. Learn to pace yourself with your breathing do not rush to
catch up anyone, go at your own, most comfortable speed and you will arrive
at the base camp relatively comfortably rest. The summit day starts early.
Day 6 : SUMMIT Day to Mweka Hut
Elevation change: + 1300 m, Elevation change - 2800m
Summit time: 7 hours, Estimated distance: 6 km,
Final elevation: Descent time: 6 hours, Estimated distance: 12 km
Views of Mawenzi to the east and Mount Meru to the west
as well as the rift valley are breathtaking and awesome. Kilimanjaro glaciers
are as awe-inspiring as they are pristine. After a rest, descend back
to Barafu hut campsite, break camp and descend to Mweka hut campsite at
9'850 ft elevation. Set up camp, eat dinner and get some well-deserved
rest. A long day of hiking
Day 7 : Mweka hut to Mweka Gate
Estimated time 3-4 hours, Estimated distance 8 km
Elevation change –1600 m, Final Elevation 1500 m
Wake to breakfast, break camp, and begin the short hike won to the park
gate to Mweka Park exit Gate. Drive from park gate back to Moshi –
Key's Annex hotel / alternative hotel.is approximately 12- 14 h.
For PRICES Book online or Contact us via E-mai
Services includes the following :
-2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before &
after climb) with Deluxe room
Breakfast at hotel
-Transport to and from Moshi to the Shira trail/route heading to Kilimanjaro
-Kilimanjaro National Park fees
-All meals on the mountain
-Accommodation in the Mountain
-Safety Measures and First Aid
-Rescue Emergency if occurs
-Certificate of climbing mount Kilimanjaro
-Transfer by Shuttle to Nairobi.
- Hotel in Nairobi
-Transfer to Airport
Costs of additional services:OPTIONAL
-Bottled oxygen, only for rescue/emergency use $30
Extra acclimatization day $180
Extra hotel night, per room $60
Mount Meru climb (3 nights/4 days), per person $625
Not included in price:
Airfare From Your Country to Kilimanjaro Airport
Any other service/cost not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES: The Tanzania National Park Authority
have enhanced measures to ensure safety to Tourists/, to make sure Guides/Porters
and cooks are paid well. Our Guides are well Trained and certified by
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/kili.html
So above Kilimanjaro climbing cost is estimated/calculated
to make sure you get quality service, good and enough food, assistance
from our Guides and hence success for your dreours, depending on the fitness
of the climber.