Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

This is an extra day meant for acclimatisation and can be spent day hiking on mawenzi ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of kibo and mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to horombo hut.