Elevation (ft): 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft

Distance: 5km/3miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert

After breakfast, we leave barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the barranco wall to the karanga valley and the junction, which connects, with the mweka trail.

At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.

Accommodation: budget lodging  – karanga camp