Kenya Climbing Routes and Programmes
Kenya Climb Sirimon route out Sirimon 4 Days 3 nights
At 5199m high, it is Africa's second highest mountain, with gleaming and
eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad,
large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12
km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian,
, Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views over the surrounding
country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks
and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest
surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant,
buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest
hogs, leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and
sunbird among others.
CLIMBING MT. KENYA SIRIMON ROUTE
Mt Kenya Climb - 4 days / 3 nights
Park:Mt Kenya National Park
Grade:B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours
/ 15 miles per day.
ApproximateTrekking Distance: 60 KMS
Starts : Nairobi/ Ends
Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation :Standard Lodge and Tent While
participants MINIMUM: 2 participants
Activities:Hiking and trekking,Plants naming,bird
watch , wildlife encounter ,photography
Departure from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs(either
from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki and stop at the Equator
briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon
is spend preparing for the hike.A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR.
Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki simbas lodge.
breakfast transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight
(3300m), 3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as
you also come across different vegetation.
DAY 3: After breakfast Hike to Shipton's camp (4200m )through Liki
and Makinders valley for overnight (6 to 8 hrs hikes) 17 kms.
DAY 4:Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly
to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp for overnight
Day 5: After
breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your vehicle to your next
of 550US$ per person
Kenya Climb Chogoria Out Chogoria
Mount Kenya Chogoria out Chogoria
itinerary is for the ascent of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya,
at an altitude of 4985 metres. This is not a technical climb, but a hike.
Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be more than capable
of completing the trek provided they approach it in a sensible manner.
The ascent is via the Chogoria Route, on the little used east side of
Pick up from hotel at about 0800. It's then about 3 1/2 hours from Nairobi
to where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Into the Mt.
Kenya forest for the 22 km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m. Dependent
on road conditions, these 22 km have been known to take all afternoon
to do and in really wet conditions it is possible that the top four or
five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the
Meru Mt. Kenya Banda's or at roadhead a further 7 km from the Park Gate.
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain
at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives
scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants BilliardsTable, whilst
if we follow the river near roadhead, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground
scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks
then it's time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m,
well away from any of the more "touristy" areas.
From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As
this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no
paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After
about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow)
and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto's Hut after about 4 hour walking.
Lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto's
Hut and next to one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb
views across to "The Temple" and down to Lake Michaelson.
After pre dawn breakfast leave Mintos Hut for the summit passing near
the Simba Tarn and Harris Tan to Point Lenana which is appproximately
4 - 5 hours. After the sunrise at 6.30 and nice views of Kilimanjaro and
the Coast line descend back to Mintos for full breakfast and thereafter
descend to Meru Mount Kenya Lodge(Bandas) having our lunch at the Roadhead.
Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
5: After breakfast walk for 15km downhill through the denses rain
and bamboo forests to connect the 4WD jeep to Chogoria Town. Then after
lunch at chogoria drive back to Nairobi for your next destination.
guide with over 5 years minimum,equipped guides-Trained in First aid,NOLS
-National Outdoor Leadership school,Kenya wildlife service
with over 10 yrs as mountain cooking with day to day menu of great food
Porters: With good communication skills and own gear
per person 550US$
MOUNT KENYA NARO MORU ROUTE OUT CHOGORIA GATE
Climb - 6 days / 5 nights
Park:Mount Kenya National Park
Grade:B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
ApproximateTrekking Distance: 77 kms
Starts : Nairobi/Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation :Standard Lodge at Mountain Base and Tent While trekking
participants MINIMUM: 2 participants
Activities:Hiking and trekking,Tree naming, bird watch , wildlife
encounter ,photography and beautiful scenery views
Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed South towards the cool slopes
of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at Nanyuki hotel/ Lodge in
time for Lunch. Relax and Enjoy the lodge the climate of Mt kenya and
scenery while sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain
trek. A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR. Overnight at Simbas
Met Station Camp Site
Drive to Naromoru Gate and then walk to Met station camp at 10,000 ft.
Overnight at the Met station camp. Here we spend the night in high altitude
mountain tents. 10kms 3-4 hrs walk
After Breakfast we ascend to Mackinders Camp via Teleki Valley and spend
the night camped in this beautiful little valley below subsidiary peaks
of point John and Diamond Cooler. Overnight stay Mackinders. 9 kms 4-5
Mackinders Camp - Summit Point Lenana
Climb to point Lenana and then to Mintos Hut for breakfast then down to
chogoria park gate bandas for overnight. 18 kms from Mintos.5-7 hrs walk
Chogoria bandas-chogoria town
Decsend from bandas to Chogoria town with option of walking half way or
taking 4x4. 32kms .walking is 7 hrs while drive 2 hours.
Price per person US$ 550
of the is inclusive of:
Nairobi -Nanyuki/Chogoria -Nairobi
3 meals per day while trekking
4 days Mt. Kenya trek
3 nights accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Nanyuki/Naro moru- park gate- return
4 x4 trasnfer on chogoria route
All government park fees at Mount Kenya National Park
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Accomodation at Nanyuki Simbas lodge D/B/B
Mt Kenya T-shirt and Certificate
Two Man tent.
Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses,
Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain
is exclusive of first and last Night accomodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost
We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.