Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

6-days Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame route Solo Hike in Tanzania
July 14 to July 21, 2014

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-2; Machame Camp to Shira Camp

This day looks the toughest day of all; the distance to be covered is 13kms in duration of about 7hours. After breakfast, the route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4,600m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky path to Lava Tower (4,600m). It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4,600m at Lava Tower, the true secret of acclimatization becomes clear. This 2 hours descent to Barranco camp offers great opportunities to take some beautiful snap shots of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable as you wait for dinner.

DAY 3: SHIRA CAMP (3,980m) TO LAVA TOWER (4,600m) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3,940m) Semi-desert trail (7-8hrs)
0730H    Camp breakfast
0915H    ETD Shira Camp (3,980m)
1315H    Pack Lunch eat along the trail (4,400m)

1520H    ETA Lava Tower (4,600m)
1800H    ETA Barranco Camp (3,940m) (registration)
1900H    Camp dinner and sleep

SUMMARY: 8 hours 45 minutes hiking on 13km distance at 620m altitude gain
 
Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (the Lava Tower)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (the toilet)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (semi-desert trail)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (registration office)

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Day-3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (dinner)

1 comment:

  1. ohhh so beautiful..
    hope to scale this beauty someday..

    cheers to more climbs and travel :)

    ReplyDelete

much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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