A Taste of KilI - 3 Days
(KL3)


WHY THIS ITINERARY?

A short 3 day trip to visit the Shira Plateau. For those that want just a taste of Kilimanjaro National Park and the Shira Plateau, this is the itinerary.

DESCRIPTION

Starting on the western side, this trip ascends through the Lemosho glades and onto the Shira Plateau. The first night is in the forest and the second on the Shira plateau at over 3500 meters.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lemosho Forest, the juniper forest, the Shira Plateau with stunning views of Kibo, walking across the Shira Plateau, 4 different vegetation zones.

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - FOREST CAMP

START - 7,380FT / 2250M
END - 9,385FT / 2860M
DISTANCE - 3 MILES / 5KM
TIME - 7 HRS

From Arusha we set out in vehicles to the starting point of the Lemosho Trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into Afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon. Overnight at Forest Camp.

DAY 2 - SHIRA 1

START - 9,385FT / 2860M
END - 11,680FT / 3560M
DISTANCE - 4 MILES / 7KM
TIME - 7 HRS

From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp.

DAY 3 - MURRAM BARRIER & OUT

START - 11,680FT / 3560M
END - 12,205FT / 3720M
DISTANCE - 2 MILES / 3.2KM
TIME - 2 HRS

An easy morning to finish off as you hike to Murram Barrier Gate where you are picked up and transferred to your onward arrangements with a packed lunch (note transfer to Arusha is around 3 hours, transfer for West Kilimanjaro airstrip is around 40 minutes). 


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