|Mt. Kenya ( 5199m, 17,058ft)|
|Mount Kenya Routes:|
|Naro Moru : This is the most popular and straightforward route. The starting point here is the is the village of Naro Moro for climbing Mount Kenya. This route is quite spectacular and a very enjoyable trail.|
|Sirimon: This is the least used route, but the driest and one of the most scenic. It is also the longest approach to the Peak. A minimum of four days should be taken for this trek.|
|Chogoria : This route, from the eastern side of the mountain is the most beautiful of the access routes to the summit and certainly one of the easiest. This is a good route if you have got extensive trekking experience.|
|Timau: This route is not often used by the climbers and is much harder to follow as well.|
|On the Naro Moru route, the bunkhouses are at the Meteorological station ( better known as Met Station) and Teleki Lodge (called Mackinder’s camp). On the Sirimon route, the bunkhouses are at Old Moses Camp and Shipton’s camp. On the Chogoria route, there are 12 comfortable bandas at the Meru Mount Kenya Lodge, near the park gate.|
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|Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Trip: (Stt MK10 – 7 day climb)|
|Mt. Longonot (2776m, 9105ft)|
| Stt M21 – 1 day Longonot Trek|
from Nairobi for Hell’s gate National Park early in the morning. Reach
Hell’s Gate and start the climb up the mountain. The climb will take
about two hours. It is extremely popular as a training circuit before
climbing the other two Mountains, Kenya and Kilimanjaro. Many people
enjoy doing this, as it is not very difficult and does not require any
special equipment. The view from the top is amazing, and one can see
the great Rift Valley for miles around .A picnic lunch is often taken
once you reach the top. After lunch, and a short rest you can choose
to go around the crater’s rim, which will take another two hours. If
not, then you can choose to come down at a slow leisurely pace and enjoy
the unique fauna and vegetation, coupled with the unmatched view.
|Information on Climbing:|
Guides – Professional
guides accompany the climbing safaris and provide excellent service, including
cooking of meals
Health & Fitness – Any form of mountain climbing requires an acceptable level of fitness. Before attempting these climbing expeditions please consult your doctor and have a physical check-up. In case you are unfit, a one month training programme prior to the climbing is recommended.
Climbing Seasons – The best seasons for climbing are middle December to end of March and from middle of June to end of September.
Equipment & Clothing – Provision of any personal climbing equipment is not included for in the rates, and may be hired directly by the client from the base hotel. Clothing ought to be warm, light and preferably weather proof.
Caution – Mountain climbing in any form is dangerous, and adequate safety precautions are necessary. If you are vulnerable to high altitude sickness, even after acclimatization, you are advised to opt for shorter, low altitude climbing trips.
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|Itineraries - Mount Kenya:|
Day Trip Mt. Kenya :
This safari is tailored for those who are interested in seeing the vegetation, animal and bird life. This safari departs from the lodge at 0800 hrs for the drive on the Naro Moru Route ( 10000 ft). Stop at about 12,000 ft for lunch and continue the walk to the ridge at 13,500 ft, from where you will have an excellent view of the main peaks. A quick descent and back to the lodge for dinner.
|3 Day Foot Safari Mt. Kenya :|
the afternoon, you will be driven to the Naro Moru track, to the Met.
Station, where you shall spend the night in comfortable log cabins, a
good day for acclimatization as you shall be sleeping at an altitude of
10,000ft. A short hike is taken in the afternoon for acclimatization.
Day 2 Walk up to the Teleki Valley to Mackinders Camp, where you will get the spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time will be approx.4-6 hours. Overnight at Teleki Valley, which is at 14,000 ft.
Day 3 An early morning start to reach the summit in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery. After climbing Point Lenana we return to the base camp and then proceed down the mountain to the lodge.
|4 Day Foot Safari Mt. Kenya :|
In the afternoon,
you will be driven to the Naro Moru track, to the Met. Station, where
you shall spend the night in comfortable log cabins, a good day for acclimatization
as you shall be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000ft. A short hike is taken
in the afternoon for acclimatization.
Day 2 Walk up to the Teleki Valley to Mackinders Camp, where you will get spectacular view of the peaks. Overnight at Teleki Valley at 14,000 ft.
Day 3 An early morning start to reach the summit. After climbing Point Lenana, return to Mackinders Camp. Overnight at Mackinders Camp at 14,200 ft.
Day 4 Make a leisurely descent down the mountain to the lodge.
|5 Day Sirimon / Chogoria Route Mt. Kenya :|
will be driven to the Sirimon Gate and then to the roadhead at 11,000
ft. overnight at Judmaier Camp. The night is spent in high altitude mountain
Day 2 After breakfast, ascend the Sirimon Track to Liki North Valley and spend the night in this valley at 13,000 ft.
Day 3 Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinder valley, the broadest valley on the mountain. Camp at Mackinder Valley at 14,000 ft.
Day 4 Start the final climb to the third highest peak, Point Lenana at 16,355 ft. Enjoy the stunning views form this peak. Then descend to the Teleki Valley to Mackinders camp for a rest. Overnight at Teleki Valley.
Day 5 Descend to Met. Station on the Naro Moru route and back to the lodge.
|7 Day Timau / Chogoria Trek Mt. Kenya :|
the afternoon, you will be driven to the Timau roadhead where the trekking
to Mt. Kenya begins. Overnight in Timau in high altitude mountain tents.
Day 2 You shall be hiking across the moorland with its unique flora and possibly seeing some wildlife like zebra or eland. Camp near the Western Marania River.
Day 3 Continue your trek over the moorland to camp at the headquarters of the Kathita East drainage.
Day 4 Walk up to the spectacular Hall Tarns where the rock formation called The Temple stands guard over Lake Michaelson 100 vertical feet below.
Day 5 Descend to Lake Michaelson and enjoy the scenic view. A trekkers paradise!
Day 6 An early start for the final climb to Point Lenana at 16,355 ft. descend to Mackinders camp on the Naro Moru Track.
Day 7 Descend the mountain via Naro Moru Route completing a fine circuit of Mt.Kenya.