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5 Days Hiking Mount Kenya

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We will set off from Nairobi and drive to Nanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch, we will continue driving to the Sirimon Park Gate where our trekking adventure will begin. Each day of our hike, we will cover a stretch of the route and enjoy the awe-inspiring flora and fauna that we find on the way. In the evenings, we will stay in mountain huts and campsites where we will prepare to set off early the next day. One of the highlights of our trek will be watching the sunrise from the Point Lenana summit.

 

Day 1: Nairobi- Old Moses hut

We will first drive from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town in time for lunch. From there, we will drive to the Sirimon Park Gate and begin our trek. We will go through forests, bamboo and giant heather zones until we reach the high altitude moorland and the Old Moses Mountain Hut.
Accommodation: Old Moses Hut
Meal plan: Full board.

 

Day 2: Old Moses Hut – Shipton’s camp

After an early breakfast, we will set off to Shipton’s camp 4200m. A challenging trek will take us through hills, valleys and moorlands where we will catch sight of stunning flora and fauna including giant groundsels, lobelias and mountain rock hyrax. This park is also home to tree climbing lions, flamingos, ground hornbill and crested eagle.
Accommodation: Shipton’s camp
Meal plan: Full board.

 

Day 3: Shipton’s Camp – Mackinder’s Hut

Around 8am in the morning, we will start our ascent to the Hausberg Col at an altitude of 4600m. Then we will descend to the Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before another steep ascent. We will cross two large boulders via Two Tarn before descending back to Shipton’s Camp.
Accommodation:
Meal plan: Full board.

 

Day 4: Mackinder’s Hut – Old Moses

We will set off early, at 3am and hike up a steep scree slope and glacier to point Lenana 4985m to catch sight of the sunrise. Then, we will descend to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast and continue down to Old Moses where we will relax in the afternoon and stay overnight.
Accommodation:
Meal plan: Full board.

 

Day 5: Old Moses – Nairobi (departure)

We will enjoy an early breakfast before starting our descent through a rainforest. A vehicle will be waiting for you at the end of the trail to transfer you back to Nairobi, so that you can catch up with your home flight.
Accommodation:
Meal plan: Full board

Package includes:

  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue Fees
  • Bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only
  • All Fresh, nutritious meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Camping Mattress

Package excludes:

  • Lunch or dinner at the hotel
  • Personal Expenses e.g (Laundry, Telephone, Beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours e.g. (short safari after your climb e.t.c)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • Mountain equipment (Example sleeping bag)

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