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Offered by Kilisa tour and Safari

We offer Safari tours and Mountain climbing, including cultural activities and historical places visit, but more importantly social activity engagement.

We have mountain climbing such as Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Safari tours that include all of our national parks in Tanzania like the famous Serengeti and UNESCO Ngorongoro Crater.

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Overview

The Shira Route is one of the less-trodden routes on Mt. Kilimanjaro that starts close Shira Ridge. It begins the western side of the mountain and is practically indistinguishable to the Lemosho Route. In spite of the fact that Shira is considered a beautiful and shifted route, because of the higher rise of the beginning stage, it is conceivable climbers could encounter side effects of elevation disorder as ahead of schedule as the primary day.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, start with a lengthy drive from Moshi to Shira Ridge. The vehicle sidesteps the rain backwoods zone and the climbing trail starts on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the whole Shira Plateau from west to east in a lovely, moderately level hike. At that point the route crosses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a way known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Drop is made by means of the Mweka route.

This route is along these lines prescribe for experienced high-height climbers. We at Popote Africa dependably exhort picking the 8 days Shira route bundle for the most obvious opportunity with regards to acclimatization and achieving the summit.

Route Description:

There are many possible slight variations to the Shira route, so don't be surprised if you see an itinerary that mentions different camps and different heights.

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation at Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/ from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa

Itineraries

Day 1

Londorossi Gate/Shira trail head - River Camp (~3050 m/~10000 ft)

Walking distance: 7 km/4.4 miles
Walking time: 4 hours
Altitude gain: ~950 m/~3100 ft

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: River camp

Day 2

River Camp - Shira Huts (3850 m/12630 ft) via Shira Cathedral

Walking distance: 12 km/7.5 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 800 m/2630 ft
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Shira Huts

Day 3

Shira Huts - via Lava Tower (4640 m/15220 ft) - Barranco Huts (3985 m/13070 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Barranco Huts

Day 4

Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m/13255 ft)

Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Karanga camp

Day 5

Karanga Camp - Barafu Huts (4680 m/15360 ft)

Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Barafu Huts

Day 6

Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m/18871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Millenium Camp (3820 m/12530 ft) (or to Mweka Hut)

Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1072 m/ 3511 ft (Stella Point) or 1215 m/3980 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2075 m/6810 ft
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Overnight: Millenium camp

Day 7

Millenium Camp - Shira Gate

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1990 m/6530 ft
• Meals: Breakfast
• Overnight: Parkview Inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
    • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.

.Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent.
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees,
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• 4 Season mountain tents
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit

– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain  Kilimanjaro http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter

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