7 days shira route
- Explore one of the oldest trekking routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Encounter unique geological formations like the Shira Plateau, Lava Tower, and Barranco Wall.
- Stand proudly at Uhuru Peak: the highest point on the African continent.
- Travel across sections of the Shira Route, Lemosho Route, and Mweka Route.
Before Kilimanjaro’s popular Lemosho Route was developed, there was the Shira Route. This exciting Kilimanjaro trekking itinerary gets its name from the Shira Plateau, an ancient volcanic caldera that sprawls across 13 kilometers of the mountain’s most dramatic alpine landscapes. The Shira Route represents a world-class hiking opportunity, with some of the best views in all of Tanzania. But it isn’t for the faint of heart—the Shira Route begins at 3,600 meters in elevation, which is well above the threshold where some travelers may begin to experience symptoms of altitude sickness. For this reason, Chalema Tanzania Safaris recommends this route for trekkers with plenty of experience at high altitudes, or for travelers who have already spent time acclimatizing to the rarefied air by climbing Mount Meru first. But if you’re adequately prepared, you’ll find that the Shira Route offers an unforgettable adventure where the history of mountaineering and the natural beauty of Tanzania merge in perfect harmony.