Tour overview

8 day mount kilimanjaro climbing shira mweka route 2021

Tanzania Trekking Shira Mweka route 8 days itinerary

8 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro trek using Shira Mweka Route visiting Moshi . Shira 1 . Shira 2 . Lava Tower . Barranco . Karanga . Barafu . Mweka . Moshi 8 days/7 nights


  • The transfer from Moshi Town to Shira Gate on Day 1.
  • The transfer from Mweka village to Moshi Town on Day 8.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro mountaineering fees.
  • Services of porters during the trek.
  • Services of a cook during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board during the trek ( includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Bottled water during the trek.
  • Rescue to a private hospital ( if need be).

Not Included

  • Tanzania visas.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro treking equipment.
  • Items not mentioned as included.

Day 1

You have the morning link up with our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking crew in Moshi Town. The crew will conduct a gear chck to ensure you have adequate trekking equipment. Soon thereafter, you are picke up and transferred to the Shira Gate of Mount Kilimanjaro. Commence the 4 hours hike to the Shira Plateau. Overnight at Shira Camp 1 ( 3000 metres). Full board
This route of Mount Kilimanjaro trek approaches the mountain from the West and has a long access drive. It is remote and less frequented. However, it is very scenic with Southern traverse and is excellent for acclimatization.

Day 2

Breakfast. Take the 6 hour hike with lunch on the way via a rocky ridge. We pass through heather and open moorlands. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp 2 ( 3,700 metres). Full board

Day 3

Today's trek only takes 3 hours and onto the Lava Tower Camp (4,400 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 4

This is an acclimatisation day to prepare for the Summit attempt. Reach the Barranco Camp ( 3,800 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 5

Breakfast. Trek on to Karanga Camp ( 3,900 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 6

Breakfast. Depart on a 5 hour trek via the Alpine Desert landscape to the Barafu Camp ( 4,600 metres). The two peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi are visible from here. Overnight at Barafu Camp. Full board

Day 7

Take the mid-night trek to the summit of Africa, Uhuru Peak ( 5895 metres). The treking today takes 14 hours and is thus very demanding. The wind and cold at this elevation can be punishing. The habitat on this section is arctic. Arrival at the summit on day-break and enjoy the moment of glory. Arrival at Barafu Camp for lunch. This trail is rocky and hard on knees, trekking poles are helpful. Trek on to Mweka Camp for overnight. Full board

Day 8

Breakfast. Take the 4 hour trek to Mweka Gate to collect the trek certificates. You pass through the rainforest habitat. Continue to the Mweka village and take your transfer vehicle to Moshi Town and are dropped off. Breakfast and lunch