Shira Route

Shira Route

Shira Route

Shira route is approaching Kilimanjaro from the western side and a little longer trail. The route is very remote and receives quite fewer trekkers. Shira Route starts from the west and meets Lemosho Route. Shira is practically the original route of Lemosho. Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gates whereas Shira proceeds towards north and higher up to Shira Gate. The starting point is a major negative point for the hikers as the body doesn’t get enough time to adjust with the high altitude. The first section of the trail is not hiked, rather driven. Therefore, hikers miss out on hiking up one of Kilimanjaro’s ecological zones, the rain forest. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Shira Ridge. The vehicle bypasses the rain forest zone and the hiking trail begins on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Routes Activities

General Info

Shira Route is the oldest route on Kilimanjaro excellent success


A scenic route starts with the lush rain forest the other routes.

Weather & Climate

Shira course approaches Kilimanjaro from the southwest and clears.

Success Rate

Shira route has a medium success route with around 85% success rate.

8 Days Shira Route

Shira is the most popular route for Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. Shira Route 5 days is best for first time climber.

Kilimanjaro Preparation

Gear List

Kilimanjaro Gears plays a vital role in climbing the highest peak of Africa.

Altitude Sickness

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness which occur the height above 2500 metres.

Best Time To Climb

As a perfectly balanced weather, from January to mid-March are very popular.

Tipping Guide

Tipping is a compulsory tradition on every Kilimanjaro hike. It is.

Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porters and Guides have the major role to make your Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Faqs

Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed whenever consistently. Most voyagers lean toward climbing.

Training For Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak and needs.

Kilimanjaro Guide

Despite being the most accessible mountain peak for the summit, many hikers fail to reach.

Kilimanjaro Foods

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro needs the physical fitness and strong willpower.

Electronics Gadegts

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