After breakfast you will start your hike towards Lava Tower, a famous landmark on Kilimanjaro. The path is steep and rocky, with views of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro's little sister, punching her peak through the clouds. Tent camp on day three of the Umbwe route. From Lava Tower you turn towards the Western Breach, a steep climb to Arrow Glacier camp (4800Mt).
This is taxing and symptoms of altitude sickness might become noticeable. The campsite is spectacular. Vegetation has now all but disappeared, leaving only rock and scree in varying shades of brown and black. The campsite is very cold and you need to be prepared.
Barranco camp (3950m) - Lava Tower (4600Mt) - Arrow Glacier Camp (4800m)
Hiking time: 5hrs