1 Day Kilimanjaro climb ~Shira Plateau day hike.

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1 Day Kilimanjaro climb ~Shira Plateau day hike.


Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 1 Day Kilimanjaro climb ~Shira Plateau day hike. Ascend to new heights as you explore the captivating Shira plateau, a journey that promises breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled natural beauty.

Begin your hike with an awe-inspiring view of Mount Kilimanjaro. As you ascend, the mighty mountain reveals its majestic presence, standing tall against the backdrop of the African sky. The Shira plateau offers a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of Kilimanjaro in just one day, making it perfect for those seeking a thrilling and immersive adventure.

Immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems that grace the Shira plateau. From lush rainforests to arid moorland, each step unveils a new world waiting to be discovered. Traverse through rocky terrains and marvel at the vibrant flora and fauna that thrive in this extraordinary environment.

Our expert guides will lead you through this exhilarating journey, ensuring your safety while sharing their extensive knowledge about the region's history and natural wonders. They will guide you along the Shira route, providing valuable insights and making your experience both educational and unforgettable.

Capture stunning photographs as you reach the summit of your day hike. The panoramic views from the Shira plateau are nothing short of extraordinary, offering a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike. Witness the sun casting its golden glow upon Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak, creating a magical spectacle that will forever be etched in your memory.

With our 1 Day Kilimanjaro climb ~Shira Plateau day hike, you can embark on an incredible adventure, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience the thrill of conquering new heights while being surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create lasting memories on Africa's highest peak.

trip overview
trip overview
trip overview


The day usually starts with an early morning departure from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha, heading towards the west side of Mount Kilimanjaro. After necessary check-ins, the journey takes you through lush agricultural landscapes at the mountain’s foothills before reaching the Londorosi Gate. Proceeding from the gate, you will hike through the native montane rainforest, known for its diverse wildlife and bird species such as colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and various birds. The hike continues to the Murum Barrier at 3400m, which serves as the starting point for the hike to Cathedral Point Summit. The 3-hour hike offers panoramic views of the Shira Plateau, Kilimanjaro’s peak, and culminates at the summit of Shira Cathedral. The plateau showcases remnants of an ancient caldera and provides insights into Kilimanjaro’s geological history as a World Heritage Site. As the day winds down, you will descend back to the Murum Barrier Gate where vehicles await to transport you back to your accommodations in Moshi or Arusha.

This day-long adventure not only offers a glimpse into Kilimanjaro’s geological wonders but also provides an immersive experience in its natural beauty and splendor.

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