Northern Circuit day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3500 m) – Lava Tower (4550 m)
Today, the hike will last 7-8 hours and will take you through heather to the alpine desert. You pass Shira Plateau which is one of the highest in the world to reach the lava tower with an optional visit of the Shira Cathedral on the way. From the lava tower, the path continues northwest towards Kibo, the highest peak of Kilimanjaro. You then follow a steep trail to Moir Hut Camp, a remote place with wonderful views over the Shira Plateau.