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TAS 220 - 8 Days Shira Trek | Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking | Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Expeditions, 8 days kili hike, Shira trek Mt.Kilimanjaro, Shira Trek

8 Days Shira Trek | Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking | Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

Shira Trek starts at an altitude of 11600ft (3500m), and should only be endeavored by trekkers who are already acclimatized, or know from previous trekking or climbing experience that they can tolerate altitude. From the trailhead, the route heads east across the center of the Shira Plateau, where one is often likely to spot big game such as Elephants and Buffaloes. Shira route 8 days route then joins up with Machame Trek at Shira

Camp, and approaches the summit via Stella Point descending via Mweka Camp.

Overview

Climb / Trek Overview
Climb / Trek Rating: Fairly Difficult
Shira Trek starts at an altitude of 11600ft (3500m), and should only be endeavored by trekkers who are already acclimatized, or know from previous trekking or climbing experience that they can tolerate altitude. From the trail head, the route heads east across the center of the Shira Plateau, where one is often likely to spot big game such as Elephants and Buffaloes. The route then joins up with Machame Trek at Shira Camp, and approaches the summit via Stella Point descending via Mweka Camp.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station, guest will be personally met by our Moshi office. We will be standing outside the arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. You will be transferred to Mountain Inn in Moshi for an overnight stay. In the early evening, you will have pre–climb briefing on the trek.

Overnight at Mountain Inn Moshi. Meal Plan {Dinner}

Day 2: Moshi – Forest Camp
For the first segment of the climb, you will drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi, and trek through the lush forest to reach Forest Camp site close to the gate at 9000ft/2750m taking four to five hours.

Overnight will be at Forest Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Forest Camp – Shira Camp

Trekking continues through the forest on to Shira Plateau to reach Shira Camp site at 12500ft/3800m for an overnight camp taking five to six hours.

Overnight will be at Shira Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}
Kilimanjaro from Shira Camp Site

Day 4: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp site
Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Camp site 13000ft/3900m for an overnight camp taking about five to seven hours.

Overnight will be at Barranco Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Barranco Camp site – Barafu Camp Site
Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga River - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Camp site at 15500ft/4600m for an overnight camp taking about eight to nine hours.

Overnight will be at Barafu Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Barafu Camp Site – Mweka Camp site
An early start for the summit (Uhuru Peak) the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking six to seven hours. Descend via Barafu Camp site through the forest to Mweka Camp site at 10000ft/3000m for an overnight camp taking five to seven hours.

Overnight will be at Mweka Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7: Mweka Camp site – Moshi
You will descend through the forest heading to Mount Kilimanjaro Park Gate at Mweka Wildlife College. The descent will take three to four hours. You will be met and transferred to Mountain Inn for your overnight stay.

Overnight will be at Mountain Inn Moshi
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8: Moshi – Kilimanjaro – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Arusha or Moshi Bus Station for your departure. We board our plane knowing that this has been an adventure to remember for the rest of our lives.
Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Features


What’s Included in this Topi Adventure Safari:

  • Professional trek and climb guiding services. All our guides are native experts in mountain trekking and climbing, African wildlife, and the African culture, many of who speak other European languages.
  • Pre– planning professional program expertise, resource guiding along with first hand experience.
  • All gratuities except to driver-guides, game rangers, escort, and lodge, hotel, camp or bar staff.
  • First class transportation in a custom designed safari vehicle abiding by vehicle standards.
  • All park entry fees, airstrip transfers, VAT, state levies, service charge, and hotel taxes.
  • All point-to-point personalized meet, greet and transfer service as in the program.
  • 24 Hours– 7 days office and cellular emergency contact details while in Tanzania.
  • Accommodation as indicated - sharing room.
  • Meals as indicated.

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals, accommodation or sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • International airfares and Domestic Flights in Africa.
  • Travelers insurance, communication charges.
  • Personal expenses such laundry, drinks.
  • Excursions or optional activities.
  • Flying doctor service.
  • Visas.

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