After breakfast you will start an early ascent of the intimidating Barranco Wall; early is better cause you want to avoid the crowd that will be trying to assail the wall. Its intimidating but doable and you reach the top of the wall you can take pictures of the impressive Kibo peak and rest a while. Soon you will start your hike to the Karanga valley which a series of steady ascents and short descents and switchbacks to reach the Karanga Camp. Follow the lead of your guide and let them set the pace of the trek. Once at the camp you will be served a warm lunch and a short break later you will head uphill 200 meters to the Barafu camp and then fall back to the campsite. This acclimatization hike is necessary to mitigate the effects of altitude.
Note: Kilimanjaro is a high altitude trek where acclimatization is the vital ingredient for a successful summit. So you have to make allowances for acclimatization wherever and whenever possible to give yourself the best possible chance of fighting altitude sickness and make the summit.
Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours