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Mt Kenya Climbing, Mt Kenya Hiking

Mount Kenya Climbing
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in  Africa. It is located on the equator. Mount Kenya peaks of Nelion (5188m) are surrounded by white snows. Batian is the second highest peak (5199m). The third highest summit is Point Lenana, (4985m) which can be climbed by mount climbers who are physically fit.

Mount Kenya climbing Routes
There are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru route, Sirimon route and Chogoria route.

Mount Kenya Climbing Naromoru route - The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it's the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.

Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route - The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.
The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon route - The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.


DAY 1 -
Leave from Nairobi with our guide at 8AM in the morning  and drive via the central part of Kenya where tea and coffee is the main cash crop on your way to Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch in a hotel. After lunch together with the cook and porter take a 4wd jeep to Sirimon park gate where the trekking starts. The gate is in the elevation of 2650m above sea level and and you hike for 9 KM through the tropical rain forest, where you learn alot about different types of trees and birds to Old Moses hut 3300m. The walk takes 2 and half to 3 hours.


DAY 2 - After breakfast leave from the hut at 7AM and hike through the moorland where you learn about the high altitude flowers like water loberia, scenario and everlasting going up and down the Mackinders valley to Shipton hut 4200m.the distance covered is 14 KM and time taken is 6-7 hours walk, depending with your interest on nature. picnic lunch on the way.

- Wake up at around 3AM in the morning and after a pre-breakfast of tea and some cookies start for the summit Pt. Lenana 4985M which is the 3rd highest peak after Batian and Nelion, timing yourself to get there in time for sunrise, around 6.25AM. Later descend down via most scenic valley in Mt. Kenya, Gorges valley down the Chogoria route to Mintos camp for your full breakfast, later descend further down to Meru Mt. Kenya bandas 2950M. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 4 -
Leave the camp after breakfast descend down through the bamboo forest for 10KM where you connect your jeep to chogoria village for lunch and later take your transfer back to Nairobi where the trip ends.

Mt Kenya
Mt Kenya Hiking

-All transports
-PARKing fee
-HUT Fee
-Camping fee
-3 Meals per day
-Porters fee

-Soft drinks e.g beer
-Equipments(we have them for hire)

-Down sleeping bag -7 degrees centigrade
-Rain jacket
-Rain trouser
-Balaclava ( woolen Hat)
-WARM Clothes
-Fleeze jacket
-Hiking boots
-Walking sticks
-Ruck suck
-Day pack


DAY 1: Departure from Nairobi is at 0930 hrs to Nanyuki for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight. (6 to 8 hrs hike).
DAY 3: Hike Shimpton's camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 7 hrs hike)
DAY 4: Attempt on point Lenana at 0300 hrs and descend leisurely to Met Station for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: Descend the mountain to Naro Moru town with vehicle transfer back to Nairobi.

Mt. Kenya climb; 5 Days Sirimon down Chogoria

Day 1: Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi in the morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After check-in start hiking through the Rain Forest for 9 km to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Shipton Camp
Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Point Lenana - Chogoria
Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria/Nairobi

After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). Walk for 15 km to be met by a 4WD vehicle for the rest of the journey to Chogoria from where transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.


There are other four routes up Point Lenana but are least known and used. These are: Burguret Route, Timau Route, Meru Route and Kamweti Route

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