Shira Route Trekking: Overview

Why Choose Shira Route?

The Shira Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west and joins the Machame route. There are several variations for this route. The Mount Kilimanjaro Hike on this route can be done in six days but due to Machame trail, the days will be extended for a longer version. The added transport makes this route more expensive. The route offers a four-wheel drive and you can skip the first stage of the hike, the rainforest zone.

What are the Shira Route Highlights?

The main advantage of the Shira Route is - it is less crowded on the first days and it is very scenic. The disadvantages are of the Shira Route Kilimanjaro - The cost is very high, meets Machame trail hence very busy on the latter days....

  • The Shira Route Success Rate is 80%
  • No Of People Hiking - 9927 Per Year
  • Travellers Feedback - Ok
  • Ascent Distance - 27.71 Km
  • Descent Distance - 20.6 Km (Mweka Route)
  • Total Distance - 48.31 Km
  • Total Trek Duration - 6 Days
  • Trek Difficulty - Strenuous, Steep
  • Highlight - Steep, For experienced hikers only
  • The Shira Route Cost is $1900 per person on the 8-Days Package

What are the packages we offer on Shira Route?

On the Shira Route, the rainforest drive takes you directly over 3500m without time for proper acclimatization on your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike. Overall Shira route has success rates if the schedule involves a night at Karanga valley. However, the success day is due to the operators on this being a higher level than on the more crowded routes. You should also be confident about the way you will react to the altitude on the first day. The duration of the route is 6-8 days. We highly recommend the 8 Days Shira Route which has a high success rate.

Hike Shira Route with Serac Adventures

Serac Adventures will provide you with the right Kilimanjaro Gear List which is especially essential during your trek. The Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost for your trip is quite high depending on the type of route you choose, the number of days of the summit, and many other factors. The cost is exclusive of international flight expenses, Visa fees, Travel Insurance fees, Tipping fees, and more. Our guides will provide you with Mt Kilimanjaro Facts that are extremely fascinating and you would have never heard of it before. You can visit our Kilimanjaro Faq’s page to clear any queries you have regarding the trek.

Call us now and Speak to our travel experts directly regarding your trek on this gigantic mountain. Plan your tailor-made itinerary with us and enjoy the ultimate fun on the mountain peak as you hike with Serac Adventures!

Mountain Climbing Guide

get a custom itinerary with specialist advice from tanzania experts

  • 1Describe Your ideal Trip
  • 2We connect you with a top tanzania tour company
  • 3Get a custom itinerary with no pressure to book

Kilimanjaro: Shira Route Packages

8 days shira route

A physically demanding route through a variety of landscapes. The hike is...

what's next after mount kilimanjaro hike

Group Tours about mount kilimanjaro hike

tailored just for you

kilimanjaro route suggestion

tailored just for you

mount kilimanjaro hiking guide

Before, while and after
Best Time To Hike Kilimanjaro

Best Time To Hike Kilimanjaro

So you have decided on hiking the great summit of Africa and are wondering which the Best Time to Hike Kilimanjaro is.We are here to solve all your...

Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost

Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost

What many tour operators don’t say to you is that Kilimanjaro Hiking Cost can be quite high and your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike is usually very expensive...

Kilimanjaro Gear List

Kilimanjaro Gear List

Wondering why you need a gear list check before starting your Kilimanjaro hike? A Kilimanjaro Gear List helps you immensely in planning the items required for...

Mt Kilimanjaro Facts

Mt Kilimanjaro Facts

Did you know Kilimanjaro is a giant stratumof volcanic formations that began shaping about a million years ago? We will tell you such amazing Mt Kilimanjaro Facts...

Kilimanjaro Faq’s

Kilimanjaro Faq’s

We are often asked - How hard is Kilimanjaro Hike? Mount Kilimanjaro Hike is not very hard and it does not require any technical skills. Any person with...

Kilimanjaro Visa

Kilimanjaro Visa

Did you know that all foreign nationals except those from some of the Asian or African countries require a Kilimanjaro Visa for entry into the country...

Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porters

Why are the Kilimanjaro Porters so important you would ask? The exciting and adventurous Mount Kilimanjaro Hike that you are about to imbibe would become pointless...

Kilimanjaro Packing List

Kilimanjaro Packing List

Firstly, Congratulations on making up your mind for hiking the highest free Standing Mountain in the world! Now the most important part of the hike is looking for...

Kilimanjaro Tipping

Kilimanjaro Tipping

Have you ever wondered how much exactly the Kilimanjaro Tipping would cost you on your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike? It’s a tricky business and is mysterious at the same time...

Kilimanjaro Food

Kilimanjaro Food

What you eat as your Kilimanjaro Food is what immensely impacts your hiking success rate on Mt Kilimanjaro. The process of Mount Kilimanjaro Hike is a long one...

Kilimanjaro Hiking Guide

Kilimanjaro Hiking Guide

Are you wondering what the right Kilimanjaro Hiking Guide is for you? We have all the right information for your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike that will help you enjoy a...

Kilimanjaro Success Rate

Kilimanjaro Success Rate

So what determines the Kilimanjaro Success Rate and how can you improve it on your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike? The answer lies in slow and gradual ascent. After hiking...

Kilimanjaro Safety

Kilimanjaro Safety

Hiking the gigantic mountain of Kilimanjaro can be daunting if you are not careful of your Kilimanjaro Safety. The numbers of people who are evacuated every year...

Preparing To Hike Kilimanjaro

Preparing To Hike Kilimanjaro

The dream to hike Kilimanjaro is one that every trekking enthusiast has seen at some point in his/her lifetimes. Preparing to Hike Kilimanjaro and training...

Kilimanjaro Latest News & Update

tailored just for you

Our kilimanjaro hiker's experience

tailored just for you

welcome to

the best of kilimanjaro

Serac Adventures has been holding first place as the best Kilimanjaro Tour Operator for many years now. We are a true enthusiast of Mount Kilimanjaro Hike; we organises events, set records, and finds many different reasons to hike Kilimanjaro again and again.

Serac Adventure Social Wall

tailored just for you

Mount Kilimanjaro hike #seracadventure

FOLLOW US

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Our local guides provide private tours tailored to your needs. Contact us today with any questions! Contact our guides today with your questions.

Get Our FREE Sustainable Travel Guide

Sign up today and get our Sustainable Travel Guide with easy tips on how you can become a more conscious traveler!

Subscribe to our newsletter