6 Days Shira Route Trek

From the west of the roof of Africa free-standing Mountain Kilimanjaro is Shira route. It is closely indistinguishable to the Lemosho way; however, we highly commend the Lemosho path over the Shira road because of the high elevation of Shira’s preliminary point. Walkers using Shira should be poised of their ability to adjust quickly. The minimum figure of days necessary for this path is six days.



Day 1: Shira Gate – Shira 2 Camp

Altitude (meters): 3,600m to 3,840m
Distance: 10 km
Trekking Time: 4-5Hrs
Get be transferred to Shira Entrance in order to begins our Kilimanjaro ascent. After completing paperwork with the park authorities, trek through the rain forest on a zigzagging trace up a ridge to the Shira 2 Camp. At lower altitudes the path can be cloudy and greasy; gaiters and trekking poles are a good impression here.

Day 2: Shira 2 Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp

Altitude (meters): 3840m to 4630m to 3950m
Distance: 10kms
Trekking Time: 6-8hrs
Having energetic delicious breakfast, walk east on the Shira plateau for some hours before arriving at the intersection for the Machame way. Then we move on through the infertile scenery for some more thirty minutes before ending for lunch. Soon after having lunch, we will proceed east towards the Lava Tower, the uppermost point of the day (4630m). Incline for 2 hours beneath the lower faces of the Western Opening and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp. There are several senecio and lobelia plants which are just about the camp site which make this campsite exceptional.

Day 3: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley

Altitude: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
After having scrumptious early morning breakfast, it is now time to master the Great Barranco Wall! Though it may seem hinting at first peep, climbers say that this Class 2 trek is typically much at ease than they expected. At the peak of the Wall, we will have a sight of Heim Glacier and will be above the hazes. The track then goes up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is a perfect climbing day for adaptation.

Day 4: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp

Altitude: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitation: Alpine Desert
Having eaten breakfast, we will move from Karanga Camp (3959m). The way crosses with the Mweka Way, which is the path used to derive on the final two days. As we proceed climbing for an hour, we will arrive at Barafu Hut. This is the final water point for the porters since there is no nearby water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili language means “ice” and this camp is situated on a stony, open ridge. Tents will be open to wind and pillars so it is significant for climbers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. Today the climbers will have an early dinner so that they can rest before the midnight wake up as we will be attempting the summit. Our guide will brief you in detail on how to get ready for summit night.

Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Altitude: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km
Trekking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitation: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Altitude: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
This night our guide will wake up you about 23:30 for tea and snacks. After that will start your roof of Africa summit attempt. The way leads northwest and you will climb through the stone screen. For the duration of the slope, several climbers’ sense that this is the most mentally and physically puzzling part of the hike. In around 6 hours, you will arrive Stella Point (5685m), situated on the crater edge. After experience the superb sunrise, you will proceed arising for around 2 hours on a snow-covered path to Uhuru Summit (5895m). Conquering the roof of Africa the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime achievement! You will be capable to have a short time on the peak taking pictures and drinking tea before the decline to Barafu.
Getting at the camp, you will relax and have a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will proceed downhill to Mweka Hut (3100m).

Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Altitude: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km
Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitation: Rain Forest
Having a well-earned breakfast, you and our staff will have a big gala full of dancing and singing. It is right at this place of the mountain that you will be tipping your guide, assistant guides, chef(s), as well as porters. After celebrating, you will slope for 3-hours back to Mweka Entrance.


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