Elevation (ft): 2850m/9350ft to 4000m/13,000ft

Distance: 6km/4 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert

After breakfast, we will leave the glades of the forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorland to barranco camp. In the moorland you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. As you ascent, the trail provides a spectacular view of mt. Kilimanjaro.

The trail then flattens and descends into the barranco valley until you reach barranco camp. At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the western breach and the great barranco wall in the east.

Accommodation: budget lodging – barranco camp