Trek Mountain Kilimanjaro via Shira Route

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Day 1: Gate, trek to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Shira Camp Two, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3850m/12,600ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

The drive from Moshi to the trailhead takes about 3 hours. We hike through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and...
Itinerary

Day 1: Gate, trek to Shira 2 Camp

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Shira Camp Two, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 3850m/12,600ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

The drive from Moshi to the trailhead takes about 3 hours. We hike through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Shira Camp. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: TREK SHIRA 2 CAMP TO LAVA TOWER TO BARRANCO CAMP

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Lava Tower, Tanzania
Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
Distance: 10km/6mi
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Overnight at Barranco Camp.
Duration: 5 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day 3: TREK BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Karanga Camp, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
Distance: 5km/3mi
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Overnight at Karanga Camp.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4: TREK KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Barafu Camp, Tanzania
Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
Distance: 4km/2mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. An overnight at Barafu Camp.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5: TREK BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT, DOWN TO MWEKA CAMP

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3090m/10,150ft
Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain. An overnight at Mweka Camp.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Day 6: TREK MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE, DRIVE TO MOSHI

Stop At: Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park 00255 Tanzania
Pass By: Moshi, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region
Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
Distance: 10km/6mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). You now drive back to Moshi for a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! Overnight in Bristol Cottage.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
Not Included
  • Alcohol
  • Use of Trikke
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Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania


7:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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