Experience a one-day trip to Mount Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenge that many would love to take on. Even though you are not able to reach the top of this snow-capped giant of a mountain, a one-day hike can be made possible just to get a flavor of it.
Start time: 8.00am
Duration of excursion: Full day
Meals included: Packed lunch. Bottled water.
Maximum size of group: Private group
What to wear for this Kilimanjaro day hike to Shira Plateau: Closed shoes are recommended because the walk can be over uneven ground. Due to the altitude, warm clothing and/or waterproofs are also advisable.
Standing at a staggering 5,985m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest in Africa. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can take more or less a to reach the top( the summit).
How much does The Kilimanjaro Shira Day Hike cost?
Prices for the day trip to the incredible Shira Plateau along the Lemosho Route will cost from $185 for a group of 5 people or more to $327 for a single person.
Kilimanjaro Day hike to Shira from Moshi
The distance from Moshi to Londorossi gate where this day trip to Shira Plateau begins is about 83km and it would take roughly 1 hour and 46 minutes to reach there while driving.
Prices for the Kilimanjaro Day Hike to Shira Plateau (per person) from Moshi
|1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||5 Persons||6 Persons|
|327 USD||235 USD||205 USD||195 USD||195 USD||185 USD|
Short Mount Kilimanjaro Hike from Arusha
The distance from Arusha to Londorossi gate, the starting point of your day trip is about 2 hr 35 min (110.7 km) and it would cost about $195 for 8 or more people to $395 per person. This is a short one-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike to Mount Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau that can be done from either Moshi or Arusha. it is possible to do this tour from Arusha Town and if you would prefer, you can also take this short day trip from Moshi town, the nearest town to the mountain.
Prices for the Kilimanjaro Day Hike to Shira Plateau (per person) from Arusha
|1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||5 Persons||6 Persons||8 Persons and more|
|395 USD||265 USD||255 USD||235 USD||225 USD||215 USD||195 USD|
How long will the Kilimanjaro Shira day hike take?
Trekking from the gate to Shira Plateau along the Lemosho Route and then returning to the Londorossi gate will take a total of roughly 5-8 hours. Keep in mind that while we want to get the most out of the mountain, you must be at the gate by six o’clock in the evening (6 pm).
|Altitude gain:||2100m to 3500m|
|Distance (one way):||8 km|
|Hiking time:||3 – 4 hours up / 2 – 3 hours down (total time 5 – 8 hours)|
What to wear for this day hike
Depending on the time of year, each hiker needs a small rucksack/backpack to carry water, warm clothing, and full waterproofs because the weather can change quickly as clouds swoop down from the summit. Each hiker also requires a pair of strong walking boots because the terrain may be soft in some places. The day trip to Mount Kilimanjaro does not require hiking boots. But we suggest putting on closed-toe shoes like trainers.
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Kilimanjaro Day Hike from Arusha or Moshi
There isn’t that much of a difference in taking this day trip to Shira Plateau from Arusha or Moshi. From Arusha to Londorossi Gate the distance is about 114 km and it would take about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach there by vehicle. Even though it is very much possible to take this short hike to Kilimanjaro from Arusha, it means that you will have to leave Arusha as early as possible since the day tour begins at 8.00 am.
A one-day Mount Kilimanjaro excursion can be done via the Marangu Route which is another one-day Kilimanjaro hike alternative.