Kilimanjaro Shira route starts at Londorossi Gate. From the trailhead, the trail heads East across the center of Shira Plateau, where it is often likely to spot big game, such as elephant and buffalo. The route then joins up with the Machame Route at Shira Camp and approaches the summit via Stella Point, descending via Mweka Camp. Overnight are in camping tents.
Day 1:Arusha – Kilimanjaro National Park Gate - Londorossi – Forest Camp
Leave from Arusha or Moshi and drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi where the trek begins. 4 - 5hrs walking through the lush forest to reach forest campsite (2750m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Forest camp – Shira Camp
Continue trekking through the forest passing Shira Plateau to reach Shira Campsite (800m) for dinner and overnight 5 - 6 hrs walking.
Day 3:Shira Camp – Barranco camp
Walk Eastwards, ascending through the dry landscape, then downwards to Barranco campsite ( 3900m) for dinner and overnight. 5 - 6hrs walking.
Day 4: Barranco – Barafu camp.
The path climbs steeply out of Barranco valley, struggle up the Barraco walls, Cross the Karanga Valley, then turns North to reach Barafu campsite 6 - 7hrs walking. On midnight trek up to the Summit via Stella point.
Day 5: Barafu Camp – Mweka Camp.
Enjoying sunrise at the summit ( Uhuru peak 5895m) Photos, horizontal views, then descend to Barafu Hut for brief rest, coffee or tea. Continue to Mweka campsite (3000m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Mweka – Arusha
Descend through the forest , 3 - 4 hrs walking to Mweka Gate, where you will drive to Moshi or Arusha.