Venture into the extraordinary with the Kilimanjaro Shira Route, a 6-day expedition that unveils the majesty of Africa’s highest peak. This route offers a distinctive trekking experience, combining diverse landscapes, gradual acclimatization, and the chance to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro’s towering summit.

The Kilimanjaro Shira Route introduces trekkers to an unparalleled variety of environments. Traversing through vibrant rainforests, expansive moorlands, and captivating alpine deserts, you’ll witness nature’s evolution as you ascend.

With its extended duration, the Kilimanjaro Shira Route promotes effective acclimatization, enhancing your chances of reaching the summit successfully. As you ascend, you’ll share the journey with fellow trekkers and receive guidance from experienced local guides.

Spread across 6 days, the route offers a balanced rhythm, ensuring ample trekking time while allowing vital rest periods. The landscapes transform drastically, from the verdant rainforests to the stark beauty of higher altitudes.

The anticipation builds as you approach the summit day. The ascent to Uhuru Peak, soaring at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), epitomizes your determination and the collaborative effort of your trekking companions.

Safari Highlights

Budget Tour

Our affordable tour package encompasses both mountain huts and camping accommodations.

Private Tour

Your tour experience will be personalized exclusively for you, ensuring no sharing with other travelers.

Can start any day

Subject to availability, this tour is flexible and can commence on any day that suits your schedule.

Can be Customized

Your Unique Experience: Make Minor Adjustments to Accommodations and Destinations on this Tour.

Not for Solo Travelers

This exclusive tour is designed for groups and is not available for solo travelers.

Minimum age of 12 years

Feel free to make minor adjustments to the accommodations and destinations for this tour by sending your requests.






Shira Camp 1

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Shira Camp 2

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Barranco Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Karanga Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Barafu Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Conclusion of Journey

(No accommodation)

Full Board Meals Provided

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Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Your Kilimanjaro adventure begins as you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. From there, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in either Moshi or Arusha. After settling in, a crucial pre-climb briefing by your tour operator and guides will provide you with essential information about the upcoming trek, including safety guidelines and the stages of your journey. You’ll spend your first night in Tanzania at the hotel, ensuring you’re well-rested for the climb ahead.

Today, you’ll be driven to the Shira Gate, the starting point of your Shira Route adventure. Register at the gate, then embark on a captivating hike through the lush rainforest, setting the stage for your ascent. The day’s journey concludes at Shira Camp 1, where you’ll set up your camp for the night, surrounded by the natural beauty of the rainforest.

Continuing your trek, you’ll venture through moorland terrain. This day is designed for acclimatization, allowing your body to adapt to the increasing altitudes. The pace will be more relaxed, providing you with a chance to appreciate the stunning surroundings and observe the diverse flora and fauna. After a few hours of hiking, you’ll reach Shira Camp 2, your campsite for the night.

Ascending to Lava Tower for acclimatization, you’ll then descend to Barranco Camp. This descent is crucial for helping your body adjust to the higher altitudes. The hike will be challenging, but the changing landscapes, from moorland to alpine desert, will keep you motivated. The day ends at Barranco Camp, where you’ll rest for the night.

This day brings a thrilling ascent of the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding part of your journey. Following the ascent, you’ll traverse through alpine desert landscapes, making your way to Karanga Camp. Take in the unique vistas along the route. The day’s hike allows you to appreciate your progress and the striking landscapes that have accompanied you.

Your final ascent phase begins as you move from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp, your base for the summit attempt. This shorter hike provides time for rest and preparation, both mentally and physically, for the demanding summit push that lies ahead. As you settle in at Barafu Camp, take in the breathtaking views, and ready yourself for the exhilarating summit endeavor.

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  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Climbing gear
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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