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Shira Route

The Shira Route is very similar to Lemosho Route, but starts at a higher altitude. In fact, Lemosho was a route designed to improve upon Shira Route, and is considered a vastly superior climbing experience.

Climbers will need to be very confident in their ability to acclimatize should they take this route. Given Lemosho is an improved version of this route,

we discourage people using the Shira Route.

At a glance

• Approaches from the western part of the mountain

• Starting point is at 11,800 feet (3,600 m) which is pretty high, thereby giving climbers less time to acclimatize

• Perfect for climbers who are confident to hike moderately difficult terrain and camp out for extensive periods

• Trek length: at least 6 days

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Combine your climb with an incredible Big 5 Safari and/or beautiful beach getaway to Zanzibar Island for the Ultimate Tanzania experience.

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