Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA

Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

The Machame Route is well known as the "Whiskey Route" and one of the most popular trails on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is reported that around 50% of trekkers use this route to ascend to the highest point in Africa and for good reason. The trail, whilst challenging, also offers spectacular vistas, ascends the Barranco Wall and allows good acclimatisation opportunities. From lush rainforest, the trail rises steeply towards the Shira Plateau, providing trekkers with scenic mountain views and varying landscapes. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness are essential pre-requisites. With seven days on the mountain, there is excellent opportunitiy for a safe and successful climb, with a sound sense of achievement more than reward for your effort.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Arusha, trip briefing, rest of day at leisure
DAY 2 Drive to Machame Gate, commence climb to Machame Camp (3000m)
DAY 3 To Shira Two camp (3840m)
DAY 4 Trek near Lava Tower junction (4550m)
DAY 5 To Karanga (4000m)
DAY 6 To Barafu (4600m)
DAY 7 Ascend to summit (5895m), return to Millenium Camp (3800m)
DAY 8 Descend to Mweka gate and on to Arusha
DAY 9 In Arusha, trip concludes

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Trip Code: KIM
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  01 August 2017
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price: £2,390.00 GBP

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