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Mount Kenya: 4-Day Climbing Experience from Nairobi

Product ID: 273372
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Head out on the most popular route that leads up Mount Kenya. Gear up for the steepest and fastest trail up the mountain from the west. Enjoy sunrise from the highest trekking point on the mountain.
About this activity
Duration 4 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your accommodation in Nairobi
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the fastest route up Mount Kenya
  • Trek with best tourist accommodations
  • Experience the most popular trail on a 4-day excursion
Full description
• Day 1: Nairobi - Met Station at 10,006 feet, 3-4 hours, 6.2 miles, 1,312-foot ascent

After pickup in Nairobi, drive to the Naru Moru Park Gate for lunch. From the gate, trek up through the magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and the first cabins at Met Station for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3-4 hours, gaining an elevation of 1,968 feet.

• Day 2: Met Station - Mackinders Camp at 14,107 feet, 5-6 hours, 6.8 miles, 3,937-foot ascent

After a short walk to the end of the forest line, hike across a marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Stop for a picnic lunch at the Picnic Rocks before continuing further to Mackinders Camp, gaining 4,265 feet in altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders camp. 

• Day 3: Mackinders - Pt Lenana at 16,355 feet - Old Moses Camp, 11 hours, 2,247-foot ascent, 5,528-foot descent.

Leave at 3:00 AM for a predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region. Reach Point Lenana, the hikers summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Later, descend to Shiptons Camp on the Sirimon Route for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder's Valley to the Old Moses Camp. The descent is gentle and offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery, which includes the moorlands, before reaching the camp. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp. 

• Day 4: Old Moses at 10,826 feet - Nairobi, 3 hours

After an early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park Gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi. Arrive back at your accommodation in the early evening.
Includes
  • Transfer to/from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation during the trek
  • Meal plan as detailed
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees with government taxes
  • Service of an English-speaking professional guide, porters, and skilled cook
  • Successful climb certificate on completion
What’s Not Included
  • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations