Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Kilimanjaro Centre For Trekking and Ecotourism (KCTE)
The Shira trail is one of the two longer Kilimanjaro climb routes that start on the western side. The other route starting here is the Lemosho Route. The Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, it is less favorable than its successor due to the relatively high altitude of Shira’s starting point, which is accessed quickly by vehicle. It is possible that climbers will experience some altitude related symptoms on the first day while camping at 11,800 feet.