5-Day Mount Kenya Trekking | East Africa Travel Company

£ 600

  • USD: 789$


Description

5-Day Mount Kenya Trekking that combines the two most scenic routes of Mt Kenya. Ascending is on the dry side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walkings. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunkhouse facilities are the best on this side of the mountain. This climbing can be tailor-made to your liking by reducing or adding days.

4-Day Mount Kenya Sirimon RouteArrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

5-Day Mount Kenya Trekking

5-Day Mount Kenya Trekking

Day 1

Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp – (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Depart Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
 Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
 Budget camping

  • In or near Mt Kenya
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

Wake up call at 0630hrs and you will be served with the breakfast as well as hot coffee and tea depending with your preference, after the breakfast we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks 3990m. Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundswells with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch along the valley on top of the cliff. After lunch, we will have like 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just bellow the main peak of Batian and Nelion this normally takes 7-8hrs to get to the Shipton Camp. On arrival refresh and after you can either have a short walk for acclimatizing and then descend to the Camp as you wait for the dinner to be served at Shipton Camp 4200m. The weather at this camp may go below 10 degrees depending on the climate.

Main Destination:
 Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
 Budget camping

  • In or near Mt Kenya
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Shipton Camp – Austrian Hut

Wake up call at 0730am have your breakfast and then pack, leave at 0900am and ascend uphill to Simba col which is about 4610m, then proceed on a gradual trail along samba tarn to join the trail that joins to Mintos Hut from Austrian Hut. Proceed on to the Austrian Camp on time for lunch having done half circuit of the summit clockwise. The hike takes 3-4 hours. The rest of the afternoon spent in the camp relaxing as we await hitting the summit the following morning. Dinner and overnight in Austrian Hut.

Main Destination:
 Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
 Budget camping

  • In or near Mt Kenya
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Austrian Hut – Lenana – Chogoria Bandas

Wake up call at 04:30am, have a cup of Coffee or tea biscuits will also be served but keep it right to avoid constipation due to slow digestion, then we start the Alpine ascent to the highest peak Pt. Lenana {4985m} m (17,058ft) starts at 05:00hrs, taking 1 hr to reach Pt. Lenana 4985m (the hiker’s summit) in time to watch the sunrise. This is the most challenging bit of Mount Kenya Trekking and will require a strong mind and the will as well as the spirit of Adventure to reach the summit but it’s not challenging like Hiking Kili at Stella Point. After your photography and viewing opportunity, surrounded by glaciers and ice rock caves, descend leisurely to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for hot breakfast. Thereafter descend further down for about 2-3 hours to Road head for picnic lunch. In the next 2 hours you arrive in Chogoria Bandas where the memories of Mt. Kenya become real, dinner and overnight will be served as early as 1900hrs.

Main Destination:
 Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
 Budget camping

  • In or near Mt Kenya
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Mt Kenya Bandas – Chogoria Gate – Nairobi

The day will be calm and the breakfast will be served at around 0700am, after a leisurely breakfast, you walk about 10 km down through the forest to meet our driver who will drive you down the rest of the track and on to Chogoria town where we normally part ways with the other crews and we head back to Nairobi and have hot lunch on the way back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon with a drop off to your respective residential places of residence.

Main Destination:
Nairobi
Accommodation:
 No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

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