Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2100m) to Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m
After breakfast and briefing, two hours drive from Marangu or Moshi town to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). The Guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and equipment at the village. From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100m).Walk beside the forest trails to Mti mkubwa (big tree) camp site and hiking time is 3 hours. Your porters will arrive at the camp site long before you as they walk faster; will have your tents set up your arrival. In the evening the cooker will boil drinking and washing water and you will have a dinner and overnight at camp site.
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (Big tree) camp (2750m) to Shira 2 Camp (3840m)
Hiking time 7 hours
After full breakfast, you will start hiking about an hour to the top of the forest and the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant Moorland zonation. Several streams are closed, a gentle walk across the plateau lead to Shira 2 Camp on Moorland. By now you will be able to see, in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures drop to well below freezing. Dinner and overnight at the Camp site
Day 3: Shira (3840m) to Lava Tower (4630m) to Baranco Camp (3950m)
Hiking time is 7 hours
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a chosen area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Absolutely the toughest day so far, it is normally around this point, where for the first time, some hikers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch you descend again by almost 680m to the Baranco camping area and after reaching at the Lava Tower, the true acclimatization benefit of this day become clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunity to take some gorgeous photographs of the western Breach wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco wall, which should provide you an unforgettable sunset while you wait for your dinner and overnight.