Mt. Kenya trekking route
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Public transport from Nairobi-back to -Nairobi
- Park entry fees.
- Guide, Cook & porters
- 3 meals a day including vegetarian.
- Climbing gear
- Accommodation in Nairobi
- Personal effects
- Drinking water ,snacks & Drinks
- Tips & Gratuities
Below are options to choose from:
OPTION 1: 5 DAYS SIRIMON - CHOGORIA ROUTE
DAY 1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI.
Leave Nairobi by public means accompanied by our Mountain Guide arriving Nanyuki in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki acclimatizing. Dinner and over night at a hotel in Nanyuki.
DAY 2: NANYUKI - OLD MOSES CAMP
After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon park gate and begun your 5 hr hike to old Moses camp, 3300m Above sea level for dinner and overnight at the hut.
DAY 3: OLD MOSES CAMP - SHIPTON CAMP
After breakfast walk from old Moses camp via Mackinders valley to Shipton camp (4200m). Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4: SHIPTON CAMP - LENANA POINT - MINTOS HUT
Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30 a.m ready to hike to point Lenana 4985m (17,058ft). On a very clear day you should be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west and Indian Ocean to the east. After point Lenana descend to Mintos (4,250m) for breakfast then proceed to road head for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: ROAD HEAD - CHOGORIA - NAIROBI
After breakfast, an early walk will take you to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya. END
PLEASE NOTE: The distance between Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas & Chogoria is 32km.If you are unable to walk you can hire a jeep for USD 100 per jeep. The cost is shared among the passengers.
OPTION 2: 5 DAYS SIRIMON ROUTE
DAY 1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI
Leave Nairobi for Nanyuki by public means accompanied by our mountain guide arriving in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Nanyuki.
DAY 2: NANYUKI - OLD MOSES
Transfer from your Nanyuki hotel after breakfast to the Sirimon gate where the climbing starts. Walk through the rain forest for 9 KM (3 hours walk) to the first mountain hut - Old Moses (3,300m Above the sea level). Dinner and overnight at the hut.
DAY 3: OLD MOSES - SHIPTON CAMP
After breakfast at Old Moses camp, continue climbing through Mackinders Valley to the second mountain hut - Shipton hut (4,200m) for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: SHIPTON HUT - OLD MOSES
Early in the morning you ascend to point Lenana 4,985m (17,058 ft). On a very clear day you should be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west, and Indian Ocean to the east. Descend to Shipton camp for breakfast, and soon after descend to descend to Old Moses for dinner and over night.
DAY 5: OLD MOSES - NAIROBI
After breakfast transfer to old Moses to catch transport to Nairobi where the tour ENDS! III)
OPTION 3: 5 DAYS NAROMORU ROUTE
DAY 1: NAIROBI - NARO MORU.
Leave Nairobi for Naro-moru town for lunch. After lunch, Drive to the youth hostel for the rest of the day acclimatizing.
DAY 2: NARO MORU - MET STATION.
After breakfast, leave the Youth hostel and drive to the main gate. Start ascending the mountain through the rain forest for 10 Km to the met station for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: MET STATION _ MACKINDERS HUT.
After breakfast, continue ascend to the Mackinders camp for dinner and over night.
DAY 4: MACKINDERS HUT - MET STATION.
Wake up very early in the morning at around 2.30 a.m and attempt point Lenana via Austrian hut. After point Lenana, (17,058 ft), descend down to Mackinders campfire breakfast and then descend down to met station for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: MET STATION - NAIROBI.
After breakfast, descend the last bit of the mountain from the Met station via Naro moru main gate for a short drive to the Naro moru town to catch a bus to Nairobi where your tour ENDS!
Please note that they don’t have to stay in Nanyuki if they don’t want to acclimatize at the base. It’s possible to spend all the 5 days on the Mountain with an acclimatization at a higher altitude.