This route starts at an altitude of 11600ft (3500m) and should only be attempted by trekkers who are already acclimatized or know from previous experience that they can tolerate altitude. From the trailhead the trail heads east across the center of the Shira plateau, where it is often likely to spot big game, such as elephants and buffalo. The route then joins up with the Machame Route at Shira Camp and approaches the summit via Stella Point descending via Mweka camp.
Day 1: Moshi
Arrive at Mountain Inn in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Forest Camp
Drive to the Kilimanjaro National park Gate at Londorossi for the first section of the climb through the lush forest to reach Forest Campsite close to the gate at 9000ft/2750 taking 4 to 5 hrs. Overnight Forest Camp
Day 3: Shira Camp
Continue through the forest on to the Shira Plateau to reach Shira campsite at 12500ft/3800m for the overnight camp taking 5 to 6 hours. Overnight Shira Camp with meals
Day 4: Barranco Camp
Heading eastwards you continue ascending through the dry landscape before reaching Barranco Campsite at 13000ft/3900m for overnight camp taking 5-7hours. Overnight Barranco Camp with meals
Day 5; Barafu Camp
The path climbs steeply out of Barranco valley, crosses the Karanga Valley, the turns north to reach Barafu campsite at 15500ft/4600m for overnight camp. Overnight Barafu Camp with meals
Day 6: Mountain Inn
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College, taking 3 to 4 hours to be met and transferred back to mountain inn for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Nairobi
Breakfast at Mountain Inn and after connect on the shuttle bus to Nairobi arriving around 1830hrs.
Prices: from USD 1495 per person
Prices valid until 22nd Dec 2015
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