8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing, Shira – Mweka Route

8 Days
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  • High summit success rate. Good for acclimatization, especially on the longer itineraries
  • Remote and spectacular, dramatic gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro
  • Converges with Machame on day 4 at Baranco
  • Shira offers higher start point compared to Lemosho and poorer acclimatisation
  • Fully catered camping only

Day 1: Moshi / Shira hut
Leave hotel after breakfast to shira gate, all the way driving. After we finish with the park gate, start hiking to shira plateau for 4hrs, dinner and over night in the camp.[3000m

Day 2: Shira plateau/Shira hut
Early hike will start after breakfast to shira hut which is 5-6 hrs, lunch will be on the way. Dinner and over night in the camp.[3700m]

Day 3: Shira hut/Lava tower
This day we will not start very early because the hike is only for 3hrs. so we sleep at [4400m] the camp is lava tower.

Day 4: Lava tower/Barranco
This is a very short day and as well is going down to Baranco camp which is [3800m] and this one will help you very much for acclimatizing for the summit. Dinner and over night in the camp.

Day 5: Barranco/Karanga valley
After breakfast, we face the breakfast wall, on our way to Karanga valley for lunch, dinner and over

Day 6: Karanga valley/Barafu
Because we have problem of the water in the other camp, we have to carry water all the way from Karanga vallery, by this, lunch is on route. Dinner and over night in Barafu camp.[4600m] In this camp we arrange our gears for the summit. We start hiking for the summit at mid night, so we wake up at 11.00pm.We will be in the Uhuru peak at 6.30am.

Day 7: Barafu /mweka hut
After breakfast at Barafu camp descend to Mweka camp for dinner and over night.

Day 8; Mweka hut/Mweka gate
We take breakfast at 8.30am and then walk down to Mweka gate, then cash our transport to moshi or your destination.


  • All Transport from shira gate/Mweka gate to Moshi
  • Kilimanjaro airports to Hotel transfer
  • Food
  • All park fees, rescue fees, permit fees
  • Porters and guides wages

Not included

  • Drinking water
  • Tips
  • Personal things like beers, sodas, cigarettes
  • Accommodation in Arusha


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