Shira is one of two routes which approaches Kili from the west, crossing the stunning Shira Plateau before joining with the Machame route and the beautiful scenery of the southern circuit (the descent also follows the Mweka route to the southeast). Shira is one of the most difficult routes, as climbers are driven to the starting point at Shira 1 gate which lies at 3,500m, meaning the first night is at high altitude and acclimatisation is a challenge. Shira is suitable for experienced high altitude trekkers looking for a spectacular journey.

Estimated Cost: From US $ 1500 per person

Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi/Shira Gate/Shira Camp2 +

Day 2: Shira Camp2/Barranco Camp+

Day 3: Barranco Camp - Extra Day for Acclimatization+

Day 4: Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp +

Day 5: Karaga Camp/Barafu Camp +

Day 6: Summit Day! - Barafu Camp/Uhuru Peak +

Day 7: Mweka Camp/Mweka Gate +

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Extra Tour Information

  • Tour Inclusions

  • Tour Exclusions

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

Tour Inclusions

  • Return transport from Arusha/Nairobi to Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
  • Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
  • Three meals a day while on the mountain
  • All park entrance fees and Taxes