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Kilimanjaro Shira 7Ap
is a non-technical seven night private trek on the Shira Trail
, which starts its ascent from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro
in the northeast region of Tanzania
This is the standard seven night Shira trek which is offered by most companies.
Night 1 : Shira One
Night 2 : Shira Two
Night 3 : Lava Tower
Night 4 : BarrancoValley
Night 5 : Karanga Valley
Night 6 : Barafu
Night 7 : Millennium
This trek is significantly weaker than our usual Shira 7Bg
routing for two main reasons ...
Firstly the route is far more exposed to traffic, sharing the same campsites as the busy Machame Route for each of the last five days, compared with only three days on the preferred routing.
Secondly it misses out on the spectacular campsite at Lava Tower and the critically important afternoon trek up the lower parts of the Western Breach, which is an important part of the altitude acclimatisation on this route.
We very rarely outfit this route on the mountain, in fact the last time we used it was 2009. The only reason that we feature it here is in order to provide direct comparison with treks offered by other operators. Once our guests start to get their heads around the critical differences, this option virtually always gets ditched.