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Shira Route 10 Days

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
Stay in lodge in Moshi town a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Overnight: Lodge in Moshi  Meals: Full board

Day 2: Shira Hut
Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut. As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Shira Camp One to Shira Hut (3,840 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Shira Hut  Meals: Full board

Day 3: Shira Camp
We leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp. Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (3,550 m): 6-7 hours walking.
Overnight: Shira Camp  Meals: Full board

Day 4: Moir Hut
In the morning we cross part of the plateau through lush of heather and moorland then into expensive high Savannah desert before reach moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can take walk around for the higher lands around the camp; views are superb. Lunch will be served at Fisher camp. The afternoon will be the acclimatization walk up onto the Lent Hills, the summit of which is at 4,700 metres.
Shira Hut to Moir Hut (4,200m): 3-4 hours walking.
Overnight: Moir Hut  Meals: Full board

Day 5: Barranco Valley
Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.). Moir Hut to Barranco valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Overnight: Barranco Hut  Meals: Full board

Day 6: Karanga Camp
A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp Barranco Valley to Karanga camp (4,000 m): 4-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Karanga Camp  Meals: Full board

Day  7: Barafu Camp
Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge, we walk up quite slowly to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m): 3-4 hours walking.
Overnight: Barafu Camp  Meals: Full board

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking.
Overnight: Mweka Camp  Meals: Full Board

Day 9: Mweka Gate to Arusha
A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Arusha town for dinner and overnight.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate: 3-5 hours walking.
Overnight: Lodge in Arusha  Meals: Full Board

Day 10: Depart Arusha
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included.
Overnight: Not Applicable  Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation shown in the itinerary above
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
Two nights hotel in Arusha
All Park fees
Rescue fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of  fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Private, portable chemical flush toilets
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Summit Emergency Oxygen
Pulse Oximeters
Walking Poles
Sleeping Mattress

Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:                              

Medical insurance, Laundry, visa,
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
International/Local flights,

Meals not listed above

Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service,
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