As far as safari vacations and travel services knows that Shira Route is one of the lesser used trails on Mount Kilimanjaro, perfect for those wishing for privacy
The Shira Route is one of the lesser used trails on Mount Kilimanjaro, making it perfect for those wishing to avoid large numbers of climbers on the first few days. The route passes through some of the best parts of the forest before winding across the Shira Plateau, the highlight of many climbers expedition.
Day 1: Moshi – Shira Hut
Leave hotel after breakfast for 8 Days Shira Route Mount Kilimanjaro to shira gate, all the way driving. After we finish with the park gate, start hiking to shira plateau for 4hrs, dinner and overnight in the camp. [3000m].
Day 2: Shira Plateau – Shira Hut
Early hike will start after breakfast to Shira hut which is 5-6 hours, lunch will be on the way. Dinner and overnight in the camp. [3700m].
Day 3: Shira Hut – Lava Tower
This day we will not start very early because the hike is only for 3hrs. So we sleep at [4400m] the camp is lava tower.
Day 4: Lava Tower – Barranco
This is a very short day and as well is going down to Barranco camp which is [3800m] and this one will help you very much for acclimatizing for the summit. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Day 5: Barranco – Karanga Valley
After breakfast, we face the breakfast wall, on our way to Karanga valley for lunch, dinner and overnight. [3900m]
Karanga Valley – Barafu
Because we have problem of the water in the other camp, we have to carry water all the way from Karanga valley, by this, lunch is on route. Dinner and overnight in Barafu camp.[4600m] In this camp we arrange our gears for the summit. We start hiking for the summit at mid night, so we wake up at 11.00pm.We will be in the Uhuru peak at 6.30am.
Barafu – Mweka Hut
After breakfast at Barafu camp descend to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate
We take breakfast at 8.30am and then walk down to Mweka gate, then cash our transport to Moshi or Arusha. End of your 8 Days Shira Route Mount Kilimanjaro.
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