From Karanga camp at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We make the slow hike up to our launching pad for the summit. We head to Barafu (ice camp) hut at 4,650m/ 15,256ft. There is no ice here anymore but this is a dusty and challenging environment.
We leave Karanga camp and views of the African plains, making the slow hike up out of camp. You can see the summit glaciers of Kilimanjaro on your left. You start thinking about your summit attempt and the challenge ahead.
It is best to focus on each step, get our breathing right. Focus on deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus and taking it easy and making this journey has slowly as possible. You are trying to get to the high camp using as little energy as possible. You want to keep as much energy as possible your long summit night and journey off the mountain.
As you can see in the video, it is a gradual hike up on dusty and rocky terrain. You can see people wearing buff’s which helps keep the dust out of your mouth and also helps keeping moisture in your mouth. You still need to be drinking 5 ltrs of water and making sure you are well hydrated. This is vitally important each day on your Kilimanjaro climb.
Kilimanjaro day 6 Lemosho route up Kilimanjaro is all about getting into high around lunch time. It is usually a 3 hour hike up to Barafu camp from Karanga camp. Getting into your tent, eating drinking water and getting yourself mentally prepared for the summit is important. Rest up, have your pack ready with sun glasses in your pack. Get your summit cloths warm in your sleeping bag and make sure you load up on water.