Mount Kenya Climbing
Mt. Kenya is a spectacular climb. As the second highest mountain in Africa at 5199m, it forms a formidable challenge. Tropical Wild Expeditions will take you to the glaciated peaks of Mt. Kenya passing through some diverse mountain habitats and breathtaking scenery. This diverse range of vegetation types creates a similarly diverse range of wildlife habitats. The glistening peaks, stunning scenery, breathtaking vistas and cheerful superhuman porters, the sweat and tears that go into a successful trek to the summit is part of the extraordinary and outstanding sense of achievement one experiences while standing on the summit and watching the sun rise over Africa.
Route: Up Sirimon Down Naro Moru
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi- Nanyuki
Arrive Nairobi and leave for Nanyuki town and drive on to a budget hotel for lunch. After lunch spend rest of the day and night acclimatizing. Afternoon will also be used for organizing any gear you may require for the trek with dinner and overnight at the hotel on FB.
Day 2: Nanyuki - Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Sirimon Gate where the climbing starts. Walk through the rain forest for 9 Kms (4 hours walk – lunch enroute) to the first Mountain Hut, Old Moses Camp which is 3,300m above sea level. This hike is very essential for acclimatization and quite educative as far as the vegetation is concerned. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 3: Old Moses Camp- Shipton Camp
After breakfast at Old Moses, continue climbing via Mackinder’s Valley to Shipton Hut (4,200m) in an average hiking time of 6 ½ hours with lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Shipton Hut – Point Lenana – Mackinder’s Camp
Wake up early in the morning at 2.30am and climb to point Lenana, 4,985m (17,058ft). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro in the South, Mt. Elgon to the West and Indian Ocean to the East. After point Lenana we descend down to Mackinder’s Camp for main breakfast and soon after descend to Met Station Camp for lunch.
Day 5: Mackinder’s Camp – Met Station - Nairobi
After breakfast, descend to Met Station in roughly 3 hours. Continue descending the last bit of the mountain to Naro Moru Main Gate for lunch. Take a transfer vehicle at the gate for a short drive to Naro Moru town and on to Nairobi where the tour ends.
Trekking cost is inclusive of:
- All meals as per itinerary
- All Ground Transport
- Mountain Transfers at Nanyuki or Naromoru.
- Services of English speaking professional Mountain Guide on the mountain with skilled Porters and Cooks.
- Park Entrance Fees
- Full Board Accomodation at Nanyuki
- Accomodation in Huts and Tents at Mount Kenya National Park as per itinerary.
- Treated water and boiled water while on the trek.
- All services begin and end at Nairobi as per itinerary.
- Snacks outside Meal times.
- Climbing Equipment which can be hired at Naro Moru or Nanyuki.
- Sleeping bag. (One rated to between -10o and 0o centigrade should be fine). Bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm.
- Hiking Boots: It is vital to have a comfortable, waterproof pair of boots. Make sure they have been broken in before you get on the mountain.
- Pair of sports shoes: for wearing around camp
- Day Pack
- Woolen hat
- Windproof jacket
- Ponchoo for rain
- Lots of T-shirts
- Lots of warm socks
- Warm long trousers
- Warm Sweater
- Thermal underwear
- Head Torch
- Large Rucksack: For all the clothes and equipment (for the porter to carry).
- Small rucksack: For carrying water, snacks, camera, waterproofs on the day hikes.
- Drinking bottle:
- A metal thermos is ideal since this can double up as a hot water bottle at night.
The items above that have not been quoted for are not for hire and visitors should come with their own.
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