Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Quick Overview


6 - 7 Days


Very Difficult


Breathtaking challenge

Success rate


Trek Overview

The Shira Route lets you climb Kilimanjaro in 6-8 days, starting high up at 11,800 feet (3,600m). This route avoids the rainforest and offers beautiful views across the Shira Plateau, with fewer people on the trail. It’s more challenging to adjust to the altitude here though, so it’s best for experienced hikers. With stunning scenery and fewer crowds, the Shira Route is a good choice for fit adventurers who can handle starting at a high altitude.

Shira Route Detailed Itinerary

Prices for Shira route

Number of People 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8+ pax
6 Days $1950 $1910 $1870 $1840 $1810 $1740 $1700 $1660

Kilimanjaro cost Includes and Excludes

Here is a glimpse of what our trek  price includes and excludes

  • Moshi/Arusha Stays: 2 comfy nights in a hotel before & after your climb.
  • Transport Covered: Rides to & from the mountain starting point.
  • Park Fees Included: Permits, camping/hut fees & park taxes included.
  • Expert Team: Guides, assistants, cooks & porters for support.
  • Emergency Oxygen: Available for safety (not for regular use).
  • Camping Gear: Tents, sleeping pads, shared dining area with lights.
  • Mountain Meals: Delicious & nutritious food to fuel your adventure.
  • Flights & Visas: These are separate, make a plan to arrange them yourself.
  • Meals at Hotel: Accommodation is on B&B plan, lunch and dinner are on you.
  • Personal Gear: Pack what you need for the climb. Contact us for a detailed packing list.
  • Gratitude is Golden: Tips for the crew are welcome!

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