9 Days / 8 Nights Shira Route Climbing Package.

Shira Route is a little used route that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, it is less favorable than its successor due to the relating high altitude of Shira commencing point, which is accessed quickly by vehicle. It is possible that climbers will experience some altitude related symptoms on the first days.


Trekking through Umbwe trail you will be able to have incredible lifetime to conquer the Uhuru Peak of Kilimanjaro the view of Africa.


Hike type:  Small- Medium& Large group size, Youth and Family, High altitudes. Summit success rate: Gilman’s Point (94%). Uhuru Peak (97%).

Tour No: K029

Booking Availability: 98%

Offer per Person: Start from US$ 2,200

Best time: All year around

Duration: 9Days/ 8nights

Departures: Daily

Departing From: Arusha

Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Minimum Travelers: 2

Language: English Mountain guide

Transportation Means: Land cruiser/ Land rover, 4 by 4 cars models are available

Day 1. Arrival
International Airport (JRO) on arrival in Tanzania, you will be met by one of Giraffe Safari representative who will welcome you and who will transfer you from the airport to Arusha town. You will spend the night in this busy tourist town. Where will get short briefing from our representative at hotel and leave you to relax for while and have dinner and overnight stay at Venice Hotel.  

Day 2: Londorossi Gate – River Camp. 

After your breakfast you will leave from the hotel in Arusha where you will meet up with Giraffe porters team and guides, Then you will driven to  Londorossi Gate (same as for the Lemosho Route).Then after registration at the gate to you will commence hiking where you will be having nice chance to experience some wildlife on the first days. The bird life is excellent, there may be more Colobus monkeys, and some really lucky people may even see elephants or buffalo. (Don’t hold your breath, though.), Then you will get dinner and overnight camping in nature at River Camp.

  • Hiking time: 3-5hours
  • Elevation: 2100m-3050m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 7km.
  • Habitat: Mountain forest & moorland

Day 3: River Camp- Shira Camp.

After your breakfast in morning you will leave River Camp and proceed with hiking to approach the Shira Camp where this day begins with a steady climb up the slope towards the Morum Hill and Morum Barrier. This is where the Shira Plateau begins (and half of the climbers begin their Shira trek). The road continues after the gate, but only emergency vehicles are allowed here.

You now start heading south east on a mostly flat path across the plateau. In another two hours, you reach the junction of the Shira and the Lemosho Route, the location of the Simba Cave Campsite (3590m) on the side of the Simba River. Not long after you pass the turn off to another campsite, called Fischer Campsite (3885m), which is some way off the main trail.

  • Hiking time: 7-8hours
  • Elevation: 3050m-3850m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 12km.
  • Habitat: Mountain forest & moorland


Day 4: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp.

After your breakfast you will proceed with hiking to approach the next Barranco camp. This day will start with a good two and half hours of walking mostly gently uphill and scrambling a bit for two short sections. Following the slope of the Shira Plateau you gradually leave the heather and moorland behind and enter the mostly barren alpine desert region, enjoying breathtaking views all the way.

After a much lunch break near the Lava Tower you descend into the beautiful Barranco Valley, the result of a massive landslide some 100,000 years ago. The valley is sheltered by towering cliffs and is much greener. There is vegetation again, most notably the giant Senecas and lobelia. You have great views across the plains way below and you also get your first glimpse of the legendary Barranco Wall.


  • Hiking time: 7-8hours
  • Elevation: 3850m-3985m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 9km.

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp.

After getting your breakfast you will be proceeding with hiking at the Legendary rock wall of Barranco wall. It is strenuous to climb because the air is already so thin and it is very steep. And if you never set foot on any mountain in your life it may in places appear a little precarious. But in no way does it require climbing experience

The wall is exposed and you will use your hands to steady yourself, but you can pretty much walk all the way to the top. Only at a few points do you need to scramble. Don’t forget to turn around every now and then and admire the views, including the line of climbers/ants behind you.

You will have a short break to enjoy the stunning views, and then it’s down again on a much gentler slope. From here it’s another couple of hours over volcanic scree and through several small, sheltered valleys until you reach the Karanga Valley Camp. The narrow and steep Karanga Valley is a green oasis, albeit a cold, windy one. The camp is on the other side of the valley  and you can spend the afternoon resting, exploring, or chasing that perfect picture of one of the iridescent, malachite sun birds that live here.

  • Hiking time: 4-6hours
  • Elevation: 3985m-4040m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 5.5km.


Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Hut.

After your breakfast you will proceed with short hike to approach Barafu Camp . You leave the Karanga Valley on an easy but steep path, through an increasingly inhospitable landscape, with the Southern Glaciers looming to your left. The path keeps getting steeper until you reach the Barafu Camp for lunch.

This is the benefit of having the extra night at Karanga in your schedule. You have plenty of time to eat, rest and recover, prepare everything for the summit attempt, maybe even go on a short acclimatization walk, eat some more, and then have an early night. Tonight is the night. Barafu Camp has an other worldy feel to it, perched on an exposed ridge in a bleak and barren landscape. Do familiarize yourself with the area before the sun goes down! It is quite possible to simply step of the edge if you have to stumble around in the dark to find the toilet.

  • Hiking time: 4-6hours
  • Elevation: 4040m-4680m:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Approximately 3.5km.


Day 7: Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp 

Around 23:30 of day 6 the guide will wake up you and will give you hot tea with some snacks,Make sure you pack everything needed to approach the summit also make sure everything you are wearing is bone dry. This day will likely go down in your memory as the most physically challenging day in your whole life. Likely it will also be one of the earliest starts you ever made.Then at midnight with your guide you will proceed with hiking so at to  finalize and accomplish your dream of being at Uhuru peak.

Successfully you will reach the UHURU PEAK! What you just accomplished is truly impressive and no matter what you expected, the reality of it will be totally different. Some people get very emotional, some are on a big high, some are so dazed as they barely take any notice at all. There is no way to describe or imagine the experience of climbing to nearly 6000 m altitude. You now have to drag yourself back to Stella Point. From there it’s nearly 1100 m down, down, down… Until you get back to Barafu. The descent is cruel on the knees and you will appreciate the walking poles.

Lunch should be waiting for you at Barafu. You just want to collapse and sleep; you cannot imagine getting up from that chair again. But after what you have done to your body today it is not safe to remain at this altitude. You have no choice but to pack up your gear and keep going, the sooner the better. Down and down you go, for several more hours, to Millenium Camp.

  • Hiking time: 7-9hours
  • Elevation: 4680m-5985:
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: Ascent 5km & Descent 10km.


Day 8: Millennium Camp- Machame Camp – Arusha

After breakfast in morning, you will set off through some really pretty forest with lots of bird life.It may distract from the pain. Once you get to the gate you’ll have to endure some more formalities, but eventually, you will climb into the vehicle waiting for you, say good bye to your guides (a sad and emotional moment),It is customary to give your guide and porter tips before being driven back to your hotel in Arusha city.


  • Hiking time: 5-6hours
  • Elevation: 3820m-1640m:
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Distance: Ascent 5km & Descent 18km.

Day 9: Arusha-Airport.


In morning you will get your breakfast, Then you will relax and you will be driven to the Airport depending with your flight schedule or continue with your plan in Arusha city.




Package Includes;

  • 2nights’ hotel(Full board accommodation) bed & breakfast in Arusha before and after the climb.
  • Emergence Rescue
  • 2 transportation from Arusha to Londorossi gate & return back
  • 3 meals per day while trekking: Vegetarian OR non-vegetarian.
  • 7 days Kilimanjaro Hiking to North Circuit Route.
  • All park entrance fees, and government revenues.
  • English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
  • Climbing certificate
  • Porters – minimum of 3 per client.
  • First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
  • Camping Equipment’s including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.

Package Excludes:

  • International flight ticket
  • Travel documents i.e Insurance, Visa, Health certificate
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips