5days Mt Kenya climbing
5days Mt Kenya climbing
What we'll do
Day 1: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 650m ascent Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya Bandas.
3hrs / 10km walk / 650m ascent
Day 2: Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 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, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch on the banks of a stream, 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.
3hrs / 9km / 700m ascent.
Day 3: Lake Ellis – Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breathtaking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest. Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying. An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day.
4 hrs / 12km / 600m ascent
Day 4: Minto's – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- Old Moses camp. Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03:00 am. We hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton camp for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder's valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.
11-12 hrs / 785 ascent – 1,685 descent / 24km
Day 5: Old Moses camp – Nairobi After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle and travel to Nairobi.
Where we'll go
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Good to know
Good to know
weather on the moutain is an predictable,our aim is to make sure everyone to make it to the summit ,we create all our packages to meet a standard of pleasure that will lock itself as a valuable memory in your mind we aim to provide maximum bang for your backlist
What is included?
- Guarantee trek on confirmation
- Transport in shared shuttle van
- Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodation in the tent as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional porters and skilled cook
- Start and finish in Nairobi
What is not included?
- Transfer from chogoria gate to chogoria shopping center
- Hiking gears
- Items of personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Cancellation and refund
The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.
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