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Shira Route (4 Days)


Overview


Program

Day 1 Moshi-Londorosi Gate to Morum Barrier-Shira 1/Simba cave campsite

HOTEL-LONDOROSI GATE TO MORUM BARRIER, MORUM BARRIER,SHIRA 1 OR SIMBA CAVE CAMPSITE

Distance:3.75km

Altitude gained:99m

Morum Barrier to Simba Campsite:6.5km

Altitude gained:215m

Morum Barrier:3405m/11171ft to Shira 1:3504m/11,496ft-simba Cave campsite 3640m/11942ft

Drive from Moshi along Moshi arusha road to Bopmangombe  juction then turn right vto Sanya Juu,shopping Centre.Continue driving on rough road up to Londorosi park gate where you will sign inn  ad then after drive to Morum Barrier where you will start your walk to Simba cave for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 Shira 1 via Shira Cathedral Peak to Shira 2

Shira 1 campsite:3504m/11496ft 

Shira huts campsite:3895m/12779ft

Acllimatize Cathedral Peak:3862m/12671ft

walk from Shira 1 campsite via Cathedral peak to shira huts campsite,you will have time to see the scenery of shira Caldera before gettting to the top for the view below the foot hill of mountain kilimanjaro,this is the area of first volcanic cone to erupt on mountain kilimanjaro

Day 3 Shira Huts campsite-Lava Tower Rock

SHIRA HUTS-LAVA TOWER ROCK

Distance:6.7km

Altitude gained:732m

shira Huts:3895m/12779ft

Lava Tower Campsite:4627m/15180ft

Today you will walk through alpine desert to lava tower rock where you will have acclimatisation by climbing lava tower rock then after back to camp for dinner and overnight

Day 4 Mweka High Camp to Mweka Gate - Elevation 3572 to 1850m - Duration 4-5 hrs

Our trek to the gate will start early in the morning. The walk will take us 4 hours and passes through Mweka Hut where the forest starts. After an hour of the walk we will leave the moorland that is rocky and get into the rain forest that will lead us to the Gate. At the gate we will be served hot lunch and you’ll receive your certificates. This is the point where you will say goodbye to your staff before we drive back to the hotel in Moshi. A warm shower will be waiting for you at the hotel and of course, dinner and a well deserved rest.

Price includes:

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • Two nights Accommodation in Moshi
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) During the trek
  • All tours per itinerary
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Airport transfers
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Ox meters
  • Company Liabilty Insurance

 

Price does not include:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet,alcohol,Laundry etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleeping bags and personal items

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