The Shira route is another path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, and it is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. While Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate and treks through the rainforest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira route bypasses this walk by using a vehicle to transport climbers to Shira Gate, located near the Shira Ridge. On the first day on the mountain, climbers begin their hike from 11,800 feet (3,600 m) and spend their first night at the same elevation at Simba Camp. Then, the route merges with Lemosho and follows the southern circuit route. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, Lemosho is recommended over Shira due to the relatively high altitude of Shira’s starting point, which is accessed quickly by the vehicle. It is possible that climbers will experience some altitude-related symptoms on the first day while camping at 11,800 feet. A nine-day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.

  1. Price for 1-3 pax US$ 2,495 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
  2. Price 4-8+ Pax US$ 2,255 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
Departure Time Please arrive by 07:20 AM for a prompt departure at 08:10 AM
Return Time Approximately 8:30 PM
  • .Quality, waterproof,
  • .FFFour-season Private Mountain sleeping tents
  • .2 Nights’ accommodation
  • .Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • .All Park fees
  • .Rescue fees
  • .All meals while on the Mountain
  • .Arrival and Departure transfers
  • .Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
  • .Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • .Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • .Clean, purified drinking water
  • .Crisis management and safety procedures
  • .Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • .Sleeping Mattress
  • .Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa
  • .Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • .Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • .Meals not listed above Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • .Tips and any items of personal nature.