Experience the Splendor of Aerial Views
Embark on a thrilling 7-day adventure with the Shira Plateau Climb, Kilimanjaro’s Western Ascent. This route is specifically designed for those who are already acclimatized or have previous high-altitude hiking experience. Beginning at a higher altitude, this expedition allows you to experience the splendor of aerial views and the unique landscapes of the Shira Plateau. From rugged terrain to magnificent vistas, this journey promises an extraordinary Kilimanjaro experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Moshi
Arrive in Moshi, where your adventure begins. Settle into your accommodation and meet your experienced guides who will accompany you throughout your climb. Take this opportunity to relax and prepare for the challenging days ahead.
Day 2: Machame Gate to Shira 2 Camp
Start your climb with a drive to Machame Gate and then trek through lush rainforests. As you gradually ascend, witness the changing landscape and diverse flora. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp, located on the scenic Shira Plateau, where you can absorb the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower and Barranco Camp
Embark on a challenging day as you trek towards Lava Tower, an imposing volcanic formation. The high-altitude exposure helps with acclimatization. Enjoy the dramatic scenery before descending to Barranco Camp, nestled in the picturesque Barranco Valley. Marvel at the stunning views of the Great Barranco Wall.
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Conquer the Great Barranco Wall, a thrilling ascent that rewards you with remarkable views. Descend into the Karanga Valley, where you’ll find Karanga Camp. This intermediate campsite offers a chance to relax and acclimatize, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.
Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Continue your ascent and traverse various terrains, passing through alpine deserts and rocky landscapes. Arrive at Barafu Camp, the base for the final summit attempt. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the night sky and Mount Kilimanjaro’s glaciers before resting for the night.
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and Mweka Camp
Embark on an exhilarating midnight summit bid to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Witness the breathtaking sunrise from the summit and celebrate your incredible achievement. Descend to Mweka Camp, where you can rest and reflect on your journey.
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Departure
Complete the final leg of your descent through the lush rainforests of Kilimanjaro. Admire the vibrant vegetation and bid farewell to the majestic mountain as you reach Mweka Gate. From here, transfer back to Moshi, where you can reflect on your unforgettable adventure.
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Why Consult With Us?
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Park fees and permits
- Professional mountain guides and porters
- Meals during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.