Trekking Mount Kenya

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Trekking Mount Kenya

Trekking Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, just south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi.Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in very eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre. There are currently 11 small glaciers. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

Tour Summary

Safari DAY 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses

Safari DAY 2: Old Moses – Shiptons

Safari DAY 3: Shiptons – Simba Col – Oblong Tan

Safari DAY 4: Shiptons – Summit – Mackinders – Met Station

Safari DAY 5: Met Station – Naromoru Gate – Nairobi

Trekking Mount Kenya

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses

Welcome to bonfire package to Mount Kenya. Transfer from Nairobi to the Sirimon Park gate (alt.2650m). After enjoying our picnic lunch, we begin an acclimatization hike in the tropical forests of Mt. Kenya to arrive at the Old Moses camp (alt.3300m) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 2: ‘Old Moses – Shiptons

Hiking time: 7hrs
Distance: Approximately 16kms
Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, start the hike up the moorland vegetation, enjoying the amazing scenery of the ontulele,likii and Mackinders valleys. Picnic lunches will be served on the way arriving at the Shiptons camp (alt.4200m) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 3: ‘Shiptons – Simba Col – Oblong Tan

Spend the whole day at the Shiptons with an acclimatization visit to the Simba Col and a possible circuit to Oblong Tan. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons camp

Day 4: ‘Shiptons – Summit – Mackinders – Met Station

Start the attempt at 03h00 of the screech scree to the summit – point Lenana (alt.4985m) which is the highlight of our trip! After taking photos with the sunrise, descend slowly to the Mackinders camp where we will have breakfast, a short rest and then start the trek down to Met station hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Met Station – Naromoru Gate – Nairobi

After breakfast and feeling like achievers and we surely are, it is easy going down enjoying the cool mountain weather. We depart the camp to Narumoru gate and connect with the transfer vehicle to our onward destination.

 

 

Trekking Mount Kenya

Whats Included In The Costs

  • Shared Shuttle Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki and Back
  • Private Transfer from Nanyuki Town to Mt.Kenya Gate
  • Services of an experienced professionalmountaineering guide
  • All the park entry fees
  • Food 3 meals a day
  • accommodation in the huts
  • 1 porter each, mineral water
  • 2 litres each per day.

Whats Excluded In The Costs

  • Items of personal nature
  • Lunch on last day
  • Hiking Gear as per note below

Things to Carry

Sleeping bags,Hiking boots,Water proof jackets and pants(trousers),Hand glovesWarm clothing,At least 5 t –shirts,Extra Sport shoes or sandles,Warm fleece,Hat,Thermal suit,Getter, Wet wipes and Hiking stick.

 Chongoria Tranverse

6 Days | 5 Nights

Enjoy Mount Kenya Chongoria Tranverse gentle hikes down and magnificent views back up the valley to the Mt Kenya snowy peaks

 

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 Mount Kenya Burguret

6 Days | 5 Nights

Burguret Route will set you Climb Mount Kenya by the route made famous in the book ‘No Picnic on Mount Kenya. Ascending the wilder and less traveled to Point Lenana and then descending via the Chogoria Route

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 Mt Kenya Sirimon Route

4 Days | 3 Nights

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon Route has more scenic than Namoru route that offers finest walking on the north west side near Nanyuki.

 

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