Mount Kenya Climbing TTSL 045

5 Days

Safari & Tours Info

  • Professional 4x4 vans drives
  • Available all though the tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guided by a professional English speaking driver guide
  • 5 Star Hotels and Lodges
  • Nairobi. Kenya

The tallest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, Mount Kenya stands 5199 m tall. There are several summits on Mount Kenya: Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. Despite being a stratovolcano, the peak itself gets its rugged profile from previously being covered in ice. Today, there are 11 small glaciers still on the peak.

The area surrounding the peak make up Mt Kenya National Park, well known for its unique flora and fauna. From the lowland savannah and bamboo forests the flora changes as you rise in elevation. Here you will find the unique high-altitude equatorial environment. The landscape seems as if it belongs on another planet with strange plants and misty terrain.

The approach to Mount Kenya from Nairobi involves a journey of about four hours to either the town of Naro Moru or Embu, where we can provide accommodation in a local hotel or our Guest House. Naro Moru is the base for ascents on the Sirimon, Burguret and Naro Moru routes and Embu is used for the Chogoria route. Most treks on Mount Kenya are either 4,5 or 6 days. If you have the time, doing it in 5 days at least, this will give you more time for acclimatization and this way the trek doesn’t become the rush.

Overview

The tallest in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa, Mount Kenya stands 5199m tall. There are several summits on Mount Kenya: Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. Despite being a strato-volcano, the peak itself gets its rugged profile from previously being covered in ice. Today, there are 11 small glaciers still on the peak.

We will approach to Mount Kenya from Nairobi, where we will climbing Sirimon Route and out through Chogoria Route. You will treks on Mount Kenya for 5 days. This will give you more time for acclimatization and this way the trek doesn’t become the rush.

Mount Kenya Climbing Highlights

  • Hiking through the Rain Forest to Old Moses camp (3300m).
  • Hiking via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m).
  • Hiking to the summit point of Lenana (4985m)

Itinerary

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

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

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.

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.

After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some disance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon

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Mount Kenya Climbing TTSL 045