Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route August 2009

With the climbing season in full swing and Mount Kilimanjaro's popular Machame Route getting very busy, we head off on one of the quieter and exceptionally beautiful routes on the mountain - the Shira Route. A real highlight of this climb is crossing the Shira Plateau on day 2, regarded as the best walk on the whole mountain. Our standard 7-day program allows plenty of time to get used to the high altitude before me make our attempt on Kibo, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Sat 08Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to hotel in Moshi (approx 1 hour) for night. Receive climb briefing
Sun 09Shira park gate - River Camp
Mon 10River Camp - Shira Camp
Tue 11Shira Camp - Barranco Camp
Wed 12Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp. This additional day is for acclimatization
Thu 13Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp
Fri 14Barafu Camp - Summit - Millennium Camp
Sat 15Millennium Camp - park gate. Overnight in hotel
Sun 16Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for onward flight or departure

What's included

  • 1 night in hotel before climb and 1 after (B&B)
  • All transfers to and from Moshi and to and from Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Park fees, guide fees and mountain rescue fees
  • 4 porters per person
  • Food and water while on the mountain
  • tents (individual if requested for no additional cost), sleeping pads and all eating utensils
  • There is NO local payment on any of our climbs!

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa (approx $50)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for the porters (we recommed $80-120 per climber)

Trip Details

Dates:08-16 Jun 09
Cost:£970 / $1940
Length:9 days

How to Book

To book this climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, either call our office on +44 (0)28 9073 6050 (UK telephone number) or reserve a place online by clicking the link below