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Mount Kenya: 5-Day Climbing Experience from Nairobi

Product ID: 273337
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Climb to Point Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mount Kenya up Sirimon and down Chogoria Route. Experience the most scenic route up Mount Kenya. Cover the mountain from north to east.
About this activity
Duration 5 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from Nairobi hotel/residence or the Nairobi Airport
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Trek the most stunning route on Mount Kenya
  • See the Charming Gorges Valley and take in great scenic views of Lake Michaelson
  • Ascend on the quieter and more dramatic Chogoria Route
  • Stand on Mount Kenya for sunrise
Full description
Day 1: Nairobi, Sirimon, Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 3-4 hours, 5.6 miles, 2,820-foot ascent

Get picked up at 7:30 AM from your accommodation in Nairobi. Drive around 4 hours to Nanyuki for lunch. Proceed 1 hour and 800 feet to Sirimon Gate. From the gate, follow the trail as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes uncultivated land after about 3 hours. After 3.5 hours, the route veers right to Judmaier Camp, where you'll have dinner and stay overnight at 10,826 feet. Lunch and dinner are included. 

Day 2: Judmier Camp, Shipton Camp, 6-7 hours, 10 miles, 2,950-foot ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After 1 hour from Old Moses Camp, the trail crosses Ontulili River. Head right toward the Moorland and cross Liki North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley, from where you'll find panoramic views up the valley toward the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp at 13,779 feet. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. 

Day 3: Shipton Camp

Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to the Hauseberg Lakes, Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn. Trek back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Shiptons, Point Lenana, Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate), 11-12 hours, 20 miles, 2,575-foot ascent

Leave at 3:00 AM up a steep, stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing. Head toward lower Hall Tarns and arrive at Mount Kenya Point Lenana, 3.7 miles from Shipton Camp, at 6:30 AM. After the sunrise, descend 3.7 miles and about 2 hours down to Mintos Hut for breakfast. Head 4-5 hours further down to Mount Meru Bandas at 9,678 feet, for dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. 

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas, Chogoria, Nairobi

Descend 2 hours and 9 miles to the forest clearance and catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will find your driver waiting to transfer you back to Nairobi. Breakfast and lunch are included.
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 gear
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary