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Kilimanjaro Shira 7Ap
... is a non-technical seven night private trek along the Lemosho 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. It is significantly weaker than our preferred 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 Moir Hut Tower and the critically important afternoon trek up into the Lent Hills, which is an important part of the altitude acclimatisation on this route. Lava Tower is really too high for a third night stop.
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
We tend to most often refer to this route when guests ask specifically for a competitive quotation, but once we have gone through the various pros and cons, we usually move on to a better alternative. It tends to take a very unusual set of circumstances for this to be the ideal trek.