Mt Kenya Climb
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 or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft)
Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave 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, L, D
Old Moses | Liki North Camp, 10km, 3hrs, 3900m
After climbing through the rain forest to 3993m. We will spend the night at liki camp north, B,L,D.
Liki North Camp | Shipton’s Camp, 5km, 2hrs, 4000m
The trail proceeds to shipton’s camp where we will rest in order to acclimatize overnight,B,L,D.
Shipton Camp | Mackinders Camp, 7km, 3hrs, 4200m
From Shipton’s camp the trail leads to kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg col at 4590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to shipton’s camp for the night, B,L,D.
Mackinders Camp | Point Lenana, 7km, 4hrs | Met Station, 23km, 7hrs
An early 2.00 am start for an attempt to reach point Lenana before descending to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then on to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B,L,D
Met Station | Naromoru Gate, 9km, 3hrs| Nairobi
Descend to park gate and transfer to Nairobi, B,L
DAY 1: Naro Moru
Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed South towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at Nanyuki hotel/ Lodge in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the lodge the climate of Mt Kenya and scenery while sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR. Overnight at Simbas Lodge.
DAY 2: Met Station Camp Site
Drive to Naromoru Gate and then walk to Met station camp at 10,000 ft. Overnight at the Met station camp. Here we spend the night in high altitude mountain tents. 10kms 3-4 hrs walk
DAY 3: Mackinders Camp
After Breakfast we ascend to Mackinders Camp via Teleki Valley and spend the night camped in this beautiful little valley below subsidiary peaks of point John and Diamond Cooler. Overnight stay Mackinders. 9 kms 4-5 hrs walk
DAY 4: Mackinders Camp – Summit Point Lenana
Climb to point Lenana and then to Mintos Hut for breakfast then down to chogoria park gate bandas for overnight. 18 kms from Mintos.5-7 hrs walk
DAY 5: Chogoria bandas-chogoria town
Descend from bandas to Chogoria town with option of walking half way or taking 4×4. 32kms .walking is 7 hrs while drive 2 hours.
Transfer back to Nairobi.
Day 1: Nairobi- Chogoria
Depart Nairobi and head to Chogoria town arriving in time for lunch at the Transit hotel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. Afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Transit Hotel.
Day 2: Chogoria – Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas)
After breakfast we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 10 km up to the Bandas for lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking around the lodge with a view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.(accommodation at Bandas is of single beds.hot shower and bon fire self catering bandas)
Day 3: Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas) to Mintos Hut
After breakfast leave the lodge for Mintos Hut for a distance of 15 km. Uphill having our lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Campsite.
Day 4: Mintos to Summit – Mackinders
After pre dawn breakfast we leave the campsite at 2.00 am. For the summit arriving at 6.30 am for sunrise, Kilimanjaro and the coast line Views. After 10 to 15 minutes of photography we descend via Austrian Hut to Mackinders camp for breakfast hence spend the whole day enjoying beautiful views. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp.
Day 5: Mackinders Camp to Met Station
After breakfast leave the camp and descend to Met Station via the Moor land and the vertical borges arriving in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Met Station Lodge.
Day 6: Met Station – Gate – Nairobi.
After breakfast leave Met Station and descend to the Naro Moru Park Gate a distance of 10 km to connect your transport back to Nairobi arriving afternoon