From the Shira Plateau, you will continue the journey to the East up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you hike, you will change your way to the Southeast toward the Lava Tower, called the "shark's tooth".
Shortly after the tower, you will come to the second junction which will bring you up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000 feet. You will then continue down to the Barranco Camp at an altitude of 13,000 feet. There, you will rest, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight. Although you end the day at around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatisation and will help your body prepare for the summit day.
- Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 3900m/13,000ft
- Distance: 10km/6mi
- Walking Time: 5-6 hours
- Habitat: Semi-desert
- Meals: BLD
Although you end the day at around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatisation