Shira Route

8 Days Shira Route

  • Location Tanzania
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max People -
  • Landing Arusha
  • Check In -
  • Check Out -



On arrival at the airport after customs and immigration formalities you will be met and transferred to Arusha and if time allows you will be met by Kili trekking crew for briefing also for checking climbing gears. Overnight stay at Arusha Planet Lodge.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

After breakfast drive to Londorosi gate for registration formalities then drive to the Lemosho trailhead where you will start the trekking through undisturbed forest with your lunch boxes to be provided on the way to forest camp for overnight.

After breakfast you will proceed on the path taking you out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As you ascend through the lush rolling hills, you will then reach to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing from here it’s a moderate walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau to Shira 2 camp.

From the Shira Plateau, proceed to east up a ridge, passing the junction to Kibo peak as you take to the South East to Lava Tower up to the Arrow Glacier then continue down to the Barranco Hut and your day will be ending up at Barranco Camp.

Today the path will become steeply out of the Barranco Valley where crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach Barafu Hut. Overnight stay at Barafu Camp.

At mid night you will be awaken by your guides and mountain crews for a light breakfast and summit ascent, enjoy couple of minutes at the summit but depends on the weather. Descend back to Barafu Camp for brunch and continue down to Mweka Camp for the dinner and overnight.

After breakfast descend down to Mweka Gate through the rain forest, where on arrival you will check out and rewarded certificates then you will be having a farewell celebration with climbing crew. After that you will drive to Arusha where a warm shower and a comfortable bed will be waiting for you. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Planet Lodge.

Meal plan: Dinner


After breakfast you will have an option of proceeding on safari in Northern circuit or leisure in Zanzibar or transferred to airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Meal plan: Dinner


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Highlights Places

  • Arusha
  • Londorosi Gate
  • Forest Camp
  • Shira 1 Camp
  • Shira 2 Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Karanga Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Ascent to Summit
  • Mweka Camp
  • Mweka Gate then Arusha


Number of Clients Price Per Person
1 -
2-3 -
4-6 -


Shira Route Map

Include & Exclude

Trekking Include:

  • KINAPA entry fees
  • All land transport prior the schedule
  • Camping and rescue fees
  • A climb briefing from our head guide prior the trek
  • A first aid kit, including emergency oxygen which travels with the team at all times
  • Client portage of one bag maximum 12kg
  • Pulse Oximeter for checking oxygen levels
  • Accommodation prior and after the trek
  • All meals during the trekking
  • Mountain guides, cook, waiters and porters salaries
  • All mountain equipment’s (mobile toilet and shower are available at extra cost)
  • Celebration at the end of trek – Champagne & Snacks provided at the gate.

Trekking Exclude:

  • Tips for the mountain crew / hotel servants
  • Transport / accommodation out of the schedule
  • Alcohol drinks / beer
  • Laundry
  • Personal hiking gears

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