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8-day Mount Kilimanjaro climb via the Shira route

Join one of our experienced tour operators for an incredible 8-day ascent of the great Kilimanjaro Mountain in beautiful Tanzania.

Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Enjoy an 8-day ascent of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

  • Climb the peak along the quieter Shira Route.

  • Spend your nights in various camping areas.


There are a number of great routes people can take to the summit of the mammoth Kilimanjaro Mountain (5,895m) in Tanzania. And, on this 8-day adventure, we would like to guide you to the top of the highest mountain in Africa along the Shira Route.

Beginning near the Shira Ridge, the Shira Route is one of the lesser used trails on the mountain. As a result, there is far less traffic than on other, more popular routes like the Macheme Route. Furthermore, instead of mountain huts, along the Shira Route, you will be spending your nights in various camp areas. Thus giving you plenty of time to admire the stars in a way you’ve never seen them before.

Throughout this trip you will cross the entire Shira Plateau, west to east. You will then traverse underneath the Kilimanjaro Ice Field before we being the ascent.

The Shira Route, like all routes to the top of Kilimanjaro presents some difficulties. The biggest of those difficulties is the possibility of altitude sickness because the starting point of the trip is very high. As a result, any possibility to get acclimatized prior to this trip is recommended. However, if that isn’t possible, we will do our best to make things as secure and comfortable as we can.

While climbing Kilimanjaro is not a technically difficult climb, it is a very long and strenuous journey. As a result, all participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

If you would like to climb the most famous mountain in Africa along one of its quietest routes, this is the trip for you. To join us along the Shira Route, please send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We also offer a 7-day climbing option that will take you along the Macheme Route.



Various hotels and camps during the trip.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport




Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Day 2: Moshi – Forest Camp

Day 3: Forest Camp – Shira Camp

Day 4: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp site

Day 5: Barranco Camp site – Barafu Camp Site

Day 6: Barafu Camp Site – Mweka Camp site

Day 7: Mweka Camp site – Moshi

Day 8: Moshi – Kilimanjaro – Departure

About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2093 each

Group of 2

USD 2093 each

Group of 3

USD 2093 each

Group of 4

USD 2093 each

Group of 5

USD 2093 each

Group of 6

USD 2093 each

Group of 7

USD 2093 each

Group of 8

USD 2093 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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