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MOUNT KENYA HIKE CLIMB

MOUNT KENYA HIKE CLIMB

MOUNT KENYA HIKE CLIMB

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.The highest peaks are: Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located just south of the Equator.

Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift.[5] Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years.Many years of erosion has eroded the many high points.The mountain has about 11 glaciers.

The vegetation starts from the forest, bamboo belt,hagenia forest ,moorland, lobelias and alpine vegetation before the rocks and the glaciers. The lower slopes are covered by different types of forest. Many alpine species are endemic to Mount Kenya, such as the giant lobelias and senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax.[10] An area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi) around the centre of the mountain was designated a National Park[11] and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.[12] The mountain has beautiful flora and fauna that attracts your attention with the bright coloured flowers.

ROUTES TO THE SUMMIT.

1.Sirimon Route.

2.Naromoru Route

3,Chogoria route.

4.Kamweti

Mt Kenya climb Sirimon out Chogoria route 6 Days trekking

Climbing mount Kenya.Mount Kenya hiking and cling is a major attraction as you conquer the heights of East Africa trek sights.This on the Equator along the doldrums a region known to be hot.

ITINERARY FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA SIRIMON-CHOGORIA ROUTE

CHOGORIA ROUTE HIKE TREKK FROM SIRINMON SIDE.

The route is very gradual and the most successful one to reach to the summit.The hike takes a minimum of 5 days.

DAY 1:NAIROBI – NANYUKI
Leave in the morning and drive northwards to Nayuki.Have a walk on the Equator and in the afternoon check in your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: SIRIMON GATE TO OLD MOSES CAMP(JUDMEIRS CAMP)

After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 - 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier)(3300M) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hagenia trees. Dinner and overnight at the camp.9kms

DAY 3:OLD MOSES CAMP TO SHIPTONS CAMP(4200m)
This is about a 6 - 8 hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, with Tereri and Sendeo peaks. . Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kmsDinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 4 :SHIPTONS CAMP-POINT LENANA-MINTOS CAMP:
Early in the morning 0300hrs we start the hike to the summit point Lenana (4985m).We arrive in time for sunrise and photo sessions then we descend to Mintos hut for full breakfast.We spend the day exploring the gorges and valleys before retiring in the evening.Dinner and overnight art the camp.

DAY 5:MINTOS – MERU MT.KENYA LOGE(CHOGORIA BANDAS)

Move down throuth the valley pqssing spectacular waterfalls and the various lakes arriving for late lunch at the Chogoria Bandas.(3000m)
This hike is anywhere between 4 - 6 hours. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat -- top Kilingo hill table.

Day 6: Chogoria gate to Chogoria town
About 6 - 8 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The
forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife and Columbus monkeys. Transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.32kms or walk half way to take 4x4.

Route

7 DAYS SIRIMON OUT NAROMORU ROUTE

This route has gradual access to the summit as you start on a almost flat path as you go up.Naromoru side offers beautiful as you come down the vertical bogs.

Mt. Kenya Climb - trekking - In Sirimon - Out Naro Moru Route

Mt. Kenya Climb - 7 Days trekk- In Sirimon - Out Naro Moru Route
DAY 1:Nairobi- Nanyuki

Leave Nairobi proceed towards the cool slopes
of Mt. Kenya. Past the Equator have a short walk and continue to Nanyuki hotel for
Lunch. Afternoon relax and acclimatize in short walks.Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 2:Nanyuki – Old Moses Camp

After breakfast prepare the hike gear for the trip. After we depart with ready lunch. Check in at the gate and walk for 10km to Judmeirs Camp/Old Moses Camp.The walk is a good start for acclimatization.Dinneer and overnight at Old Moses Camp.

DAY 3:Old Moses Camp-Likii North Camp

We follow Sirimon Track to Liki North Valley and
spend the night camped in valley below subsidiary
peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks.
Overnight stay in Liki North Valley(3990m)

DAY 4: Likii North Camp – Mackinders Camp

In the morning climb to Shiptons camp for stop over and then continue uo and down to Mackinders camp for overnight.This is just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion.Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp(4200m).

DAY 5: Mackinders Camp – Met Station

Make an alpine ascent of the third highest peak, point Lenana
(4985m). 4-5hrs of stiff walking to the summit.Enjoy the sunrise and descend back to Mackinders Camp for breakfast.Descend further to Met Station arriving late evening.Lunch will be served on the way.Dinner and over4night at Met Station(3050m)

DAY 6: Met Station –Naromoru Town

In the morning after the breakfast you walk down to the main gate for exit.Drive to Naromoru town overnight at the famous base of climbing mount Kenya.Have an evning party to celebrate your trek and climb.Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

DAY 7: Naromoru-your destination

After breakfast connect to your destination either continue north for safari or back to Nairobi.

6 DAYS CHOGORIA ROUTE HIKING AND TREKKING

Climbing Mount Kenya Chogoria Route out Naro Moru Route

This route offers the very most dramatic sceneries and flora as you start in a thick forest and exit through a thick forest on the west side of the mountain. This trek allows you to traverse the mountain from East to West.

Day 1: Nairobi- Chogoria
After breakfast we depart Nairobi to Chogoria town and cut across very agricultural farmlands for coffee,tea and rice pads arriving in time for lunch at the Transit hotel. About 4 hours drive. Afternoon walks around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Transit Hotel.

Day 2: Chogoria - Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas)
After breakfast we take 4x4 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. Walk in the afternoon exploring the view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the 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 bogs 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 late afternoon.

7 DAYS KAMWETI OUT SIRIMON ROUTE CLIMB MOUNT KENYA;

7 Days Kamweti-Timau climb.Kamweti Route trekking

DAY 1: NAIROBI –CASTLE LODGE (1500m-2081m)
Drive from N airobi to Sagana to Kimunye shopping centre Walk for 6 km to Castle Ldge.On the way through the forest various bird species can be spotted on te way and the elusicve black and white colobus monkey. Dinner and overnight at the famous castle lodge

DAY 2;CASTLE LODGE -KAMWETI(2081m-3150m).
Leave Castle  Lodge after breakfast for Kamweti.This is through the last part of equatorial rain forest ton the beginning of the bamboo zone. The views are super and the experience .is unbelievable, lunch dinner and overnight at upper Kamweti guest house (2650m)

DAY 3:KAMWETI –SAGANA CAMPSITE (2500m-3150m)
Start early enough after breakfast ready for 15 km trekking, this through the beautiful undisturbed bamboo zone where the real trekking starts. Lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at sagana campsite.

DAY  4:SAGANA CAMPSITE – THEGU CAMP (3150m-4000m)
Start by steep climbing from sagana to fragile moorland. The experience is just wonderful and views are just amazing, with the special mountain plants that never grow below 3500m. Lunch en-route dinner and overnight at Thegu camp {3850m}

DAY 5: THEGU CAMP – MACKINDERS CAMP (4000m-4300m)
Breakfast and depart Thegu camp for mackinders camp, with full time peaks view In front of you, its 13km trekking through wonderful and fragile moorland. Slow pace rhythm is highly recommended on this day. Packed lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at Mackinders camp {4300m}

DAY 6: MACKINDERS CAMP –LENANA-MAJORS CAMP 94300m-4985m-4000m)
Have light snacks coffee or tea and head for the summit at 6.15am time to enjoy the African sunrise and a chance to Kilimanjaro to the south about 316kms away After this magic experience, its then a careful descend to Austrian hut again for the real breakfast before proceeding to Major Camps. Lunch en-route dinner and overnight at the Majors Camp{4000m}

DAY 7: MAJORS CAMO – ROAD HEAD-YOUR DESTINATION(4000m-1500m)
Have breakfast and proceed to the gate. Walk 4 hopurs to the Mariana camp {road head} and drive to Nanyuki town.Have a hot lunch and contimue to your next destination.

4 DAYS HIKE NAROMORU ROUTE MOUNT KENYA CLIMB;

DAY 1:NAROMORU –MET STATION (3050M)

Leave Nairobi early in the morning and drive northwards to Naromoru town. Have lunch and drive to Naromoru Park gate check in and start the hike to Met Station arriving late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2:MET STATION(3050M) – MACKINDRES CAMP(4200M)

In the morning hike up through the forest and the vertical bogs to lunch point for a lunch break.After move on to Teleki Valley and arrive in the afternoon in Mackindres Camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3:MACKINDERS CAMP –POINT LENANA(4985M) –MET STATION(3050M).

This day we start very early 0200hrs to the summit of point Lenana.The walk takes about 4 hours to the top. We arrive in time for sunrise and after the view of the land and photos we descend back to the Mackinders camp for breakfast.Later we go down to Mackinders Camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4:MET STATION (3050M) –NAROMORU TOWN.

After breakfast we walk 10km to the gate for exit.We connect to our next destination having conquered the magnificent sonw-capped mount Kenya.


 

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