Kilimanjaro trekkers climb to Lava Tower, a tall volcanic rock formati...

Kilimanjaro trekkers climb to Lava Tower, a tall volcanic rock formation at 15,160 feet

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By Latika Payak

2023-08-16

Our Kilimanjaro team is presently trekking towards Lava Tower, a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation at 15,160 feet. After which, they’ll descend to the Barranco Camp at 13,060 feet, to camp for the night.

This moderate-difficult trekking day is crucial for acclimatisation. Climbing to above 15,000 feet and then camping at a lower altitude allows the body to acclimatise well to the high altitude.

Apart from witnessing the striking volcanic rock formation, the team will also trek through a strange but beautiful Senecio Forest with Giant Tree Groundsels rising to 30 ft all around you in a grassy landscape. It almost feels like you are walking in some alien land here.

We’re eagerly waiting to hear the details of today’s trek. And we’ll update all interesting insights that we receive from the team here.

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.