Hiking and Rock Climbing

Mountain Climbing

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The Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro mountain climbing is both a Challenge and a memorable exprience. You can combine this energy and courage demanding event with wildlife safaris around Amboseli and Tsavo national parks and the cultural safaris among the Maasai around Amboseli and Laikipia areas. We provide mountain climbing professional guides and porters who will ensure that you get the most from this advsnture.

Mt Kenya Naromoru Route- Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

Distance: 40 km
Difficulty: Demanding
Duration: 4 days
Start/Finish: Nairobi
Price: xxx

The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.

Though the summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.

Day 1: Nairobi/Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent
Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naromoru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, B, L, D

Day 2: Met Station/Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent
Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D

Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent
The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, B, L

Included in the price:

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate

Not included in the price:

  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Option 1: 4 Days Direct Safari to Mt. Kenya (Sirimon)

Difficulty: xxx
Distance: x km
Duration: 4 days
Start/Finish: x
Price: 750 USD per Person

Day 1: 09.00 hrs. Depart Nairobi for Nanyuki for dinner and overnight

Day 2: After breakfast transfer by vehicle to Sirimon route. Hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m,). The hike takes 6 to 8 hrs.

Day 3: Hike to Shpton’s camp (4200m) for overnight. The hike takes 5 to 7 hrs.

Day 4: Attempt, Lenana (4985m) at 0300hrs and descend directly to the main road with transfer back to Nairobi.

Option 2: Mount Kenya Sirimon out Chogoria 5 Days/4 nights

Difficulty: xxx
Distance: x km
Duration: 4 days
Start/Finish: x
Price: 850 USD per Person

Day 1: Nairobi/Nanyuki
Depart Nairobi mid morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After chek-in start hiking through the Rain Forest for 9 km to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Shipton Camp
Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Point Lenana- Chogoria
Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria/Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some disance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon

Option 3: Mount Kenya Climb Sirmon Out Naro Moru 5 Days

Difficulty: xxx
Distance: x km
Duration: 5 days
Start/Finish: x
Price: 850 USD per Person

Day 1: Departure from Nairobi is at 0930 hrs to Nanyuki for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight. (6 to 8 hrs hike).

Day 3: Hike Shimpton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 7 hrs hike)

Day 4: Attempt on point Lenana at 0300 hrs and descend leisurely to Met Station for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Descend the mountain to Naro Moru town with vehicle transfer back to Nairobi.

Included in the price:

  • Transport from Nairobi
  • Transport to and from the mountain.
  • Services of an experienced English speaking mountain guide, cook and porters.
  • All hut fees
  • Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian prepared by our safari cook.
  • Game park entrance fees

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