Shira route quick facts
Follow Alice's opinion of the route
The Shira route is for climbers who want a trail that's scenic and exciting and who are able to adjust quickly to the starting point's high altitude.
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The climb was tough, but as a first-time high-altitude climber I never felt worried and always felt like I knew what was happening.
Shira route overview
Shira route elevation in profile
7-day Shira route itinerary
The Shira route is the Lemosho route's predecessor. The Lemosho route is actually an updated and improved version of the Shira.
Day 1: Morum Barrier to Shira 1 Camp
Day 2: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Day 3: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Part 1 | Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Part 2 | Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga to Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Part 1 | Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Part 2 | Uhuru Peak and back down to Mweka Camp
Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
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