Elevation (ft): 3850m/12600ft To 4000m/13000ft

Distance: 10km/6miles

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Semi desert

From shira plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the south east towards the lava tower, called the ‘’sharks tooth’ elevation 4650m/15250ft.

Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the arrow glacier. We now continue down to the barranco camp. Although you will end the day around the same elevation, as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.