8 Days Shira Route
The Shira Route Kilimanjaro is a unique and less-traveled route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This 8-day trek takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Starting at a higher elevation than some of the other routes, the Shira Route provides ample time for proper acclimatization, increasing your chances of successfully summiting. The trek includes a visit to the stunning Shira Plateau, with its unique flora and fauna.
With Sumbi Extra Miles Safari, the Shira Route Kilimanjaro trek includes expert guides and comfortable campsites, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. The final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak is challenging, but highly rewarding, offering a chance to witness an unforgettable sunrise over the African continent. The Shira Route Kilimanjaro trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last forever.
Day by Day Itinerary
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be picked up by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in Moshi, where you’ll have a briefing with your guide and go through a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Shira Gate to begin the trek. You’ll register with the park authorities and start hiking through the lush rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you. You’ll arrive at Shira Camp, located at 3,840 meters (12,598 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek to Lava Tower, located at 4,630 meters (15,190 feet). This is a challenging part of the trek as you’ll gain significant altitude before descending to Barranco Camp, located at 3,976 meters (13,044 feet), where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek through the Barranco Valley, with amazing views of the southern glacier of Kibo. You’ll arrive at Karanga Camp, located at 3,995 meters (13,106 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the alpine desert and reach Barafu Camp, located at 4,673 meters (15,331 feet). You’ll have an early dinner and rest as much as possible before the early morning summit attempt.
You’ll wake up around midnight and begin the final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The trek is very challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, and takes approximately 6-7 hours. You’ll reach the summit at sunrise and have time to take photos and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll then begin the descent back down to Mweka Camp, located at 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the descent through the rainforest until you reach Mweka Gate. You’ll receive your summit certificates and then transfer back to Moshi.
After breakfast, you’ll have some free time in Moshi before being transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.
End of 8 Days Shira Route
The Shira Route with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is a challenging but highly rewarding trek that takes you through a variety of breathtaking landscapes, including lush rainforests and barren alpine deserts. The route offers ample time for proper acclimatization and rest, ensuring the best chance of summiting. With expert guides and comfortable campsites, this trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last.
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