Mt. Kilimanjaro – Shira Route


Shira Route, 9 Day Trek

Highlights: Summit Mt Kilimanjaro, intermediate to advanced trek with mountain tents. Prices start at $2230

The longer treks on this route are rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier and lava ridges. The climb has longer treks in the beginning and provides a stop at Karanga Valley to allow for acclimatisation and a shorter walk on the day before you try for the summit.

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Accommodations in Arusha may be substituted for Moshi.  Please inquire for pricing.

2015

Value Package

(Single/Double Available)

Private Climbing Group

(Single/Double Available)

Season

(Year Round On Request)

Season

(Year Round On Request)

$2265 pp

(2 people min)

$3600 pp

(2 people min)

$2360 pp

(Single Room)

$3700 pp

(Single Room)

$2920 pp

(Single Climber)

$4250 pp

(Single Climber)

$0 pp

(N/A)

$0 pp

(N/A)

$125 pp

(Moshi Extension 2 Person)

$125 pp

(Moshi Extension 2 Person)

$197 pp

(Moshi Extension Single Room or Single Climber)

$197 pp

(Moshi Extension Single Room or Single Climber)

PREMIUM CLIMBS: Premium climbs are always on a private basis. Base hotel for the Mount Meru climb is Ngere Sero Mountain Lodge or similar. Base hotel for other climbs is the Sal Salinaro Hotel or similar.
Premium climbs include Pulse Oximeter blood oxygen monitor, oxygen cylinder, solar lights, VIP menu, chemical toilet, hot water bottles and private transfers.

Christmas and Easter supplements will apply.

Includes VAT fees.

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Day
Destination
Value Package
Meal Plan**
01 Moshi Springlands Hotel
02 Ascend to 11480 ft.
Shira 1 Camp FB
03 Ascend to 12595 ft.
Shira 2 Camp FB
04 Ascend to 12790 ft.
Barranco Camp FB
05 Ascend to 13200 ft.
Karanga Valley Camp FB
06 Ascend to 15100 ft.
Barafu Camp FB
07 Ascend to 19340 ft. (Summit) –
Descend to 12135 ft.
Mweka Camp FB
08 Descend to 6000 ft. – Moshi
Springlands Hotel FB
09 Moshi Onward Arrangements B

Inclusive meals: 
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 01

Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel. Evening briefing and equipment check. 
Overnight Springlands Hotel.


Day 02

Drive to Londorossi Park Gate. Walk through plantations, farmlands and plains, with the chance to see buffalo, Roan and other antelope. 6-8 hours walking. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp – 11,480′. (BLD)

Day 03

Trek across heathland, grassy moorland and the plateau’s rock formations with acclimatization walks as well. 4-6 hours walking. Overight at Shira 2 Camp – 12,595′. (BLD)

Day 04

Traverse the northern ice fields on a steady ascent continuing across the lava ridges offering spectacular views. 6-8 hours walking. Overnight at Barranco Camp – 12,790′. (BLD)

Day 05

After a steep climb up the Barranco Wall, continue to the vistas of the southern ice fields. Arrive at camp by lunch with afternoon hike to higher elevations, returning to the camp. 5-7 hours walking. Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp – 13,200′. (BLD)

Day 06

As the terrain changes to scree, the climb becomes steeper. You rest in the afternoon to prepare for your summit attempt. 6-8 hours walking. Overnight at Barafu Camp – 15,100′. (BLD)

Day 07

Depart during the early hours for Stella Point, before the final trek to Gilman’s Point and Uhuru Peak. 11- 15 hours walking. Overnight at Mweka Camp – 10,170′. (BLD)

Day 08

A gentle descent through lush forest to the base of the park. 4-6 hours’ walking. 
Transfer to Springlands Hotel for overnight. (BLD)

Day 09

Morning transfer for your onward arrangements 
(safari or coast options). (B)

Moshi Extension (becomes 8 day)
Includes extra night on front end of the tour with breakfast, lunch and dinner; day room at the end of the tour with lunch; and late afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

US Climbers:  This is highly recommended as travel to East Africa is anywhere between 24 and 32 hours.

Shared climb is not guaranteed to have other participants included in the program.  Both shared and private basis climb programs use shared campsites on the mountain and it is likely that there will be other climbers on the same itinerary throughout the climb.  However, on private basis, you have your own mountain guide. All transfers are on a shared basis.  Sole climbers must book on private basis.

 †Suggested tip amount ($40 per person per day) is a recommendation only of the amount each climber should budget to pay the climb staff.  This is provided for information only and is not included in the trip price, nor is it paid to us.  Actual tips are at the climbers’ discretion. 

 Single Supplement on this climb applies only to the nights at the base hotel. Alpine huts on the mountain feature dormitory type accommodation and single occupancy is not possible.

Mount KilimanjaroTanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro. The snowy peaks of the mountain have given inspiration and challenge to creative minds and active adventurers for more than a century.

At 19,380 feet, it is possible to climb the mountain without oxygen. The routes to the summit, though challenging, do not require technical climbing skills and equipment such as ropes and pitons. A sturdy hiking stick, good boots and warm clothing should be enough for anyone who is in sound physical condition. Most climbers do feel the affects of the altitude and find the climb more challenging than they expected. However, those that reach the summit consider this among their lifetime achievements.About our Mount Kilimanjaro ClimbsOur knowledge of climbing the mountains of East Africa is equal only to the service that our climbers receive during their adventure. We provide complete information packets to our agents so that they will be able to become experts on climbing expeditions. These include:

  •  How to physically prepare for your climb
  • Pre departure checklists with packing information and important travel tips
  • Detailed day by day itineraries of what can be expected during the climb

Our climbs all operate on a private basis. We don’t mix people of different abilities on the same trip leaving some struggling to keep up and others hindered in their progress. Each booking, be it a single traveler or group of twenty, is provided with their own crew including professional mountain guides, porters and a cook.Our climbs also include all transfers starting and ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport and accommodation at the base hotel.

US Climbers: It is highly recommended to add an extra night on the front end of the expedition as travel to East Africa is anywhere between 24 and 32 hours. Excursions can be added on the front end if so desired.