Kilimanjaro Shira Route 5 Days 4 Nights Climbing

Day 1:

Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Londorossi. From here you pass through forest and then across the grassy moorland of the Shira plateau to reach Shira Hut ( 12,500ft / 3800m ) Stay/camp overnight.

Day 2:

You turn eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach the Barranco Hut ( 13,000ft / 3900m ) stay/camp overnight.

Day 3:

The path climbs steeply out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach barafu Hut ( 15,500ft / 4600m ) stay/camp overnight

Day 4:

A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at stella point in time for sunrise. Then to Uhuru peak ( 19,340ft / 6896m ) The highest point in Africa. Afterwards descend to Gillman;s point and on down to Horombo Hut. Stay overnight.

Day 5:

Descend, passing the Mandara Hut, to the park gate from where are transferred back