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. Mt Kenya Best climbing Months are July, August, December and January joining dates for groups or individuals
Mt Kenya Climb – 5 days / 4 nights
Starts : Nairobi/ Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation : Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
Participants MINIMUM: 2 participants
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Plants naming, bird watch, wildlife encounter ,photography
Start the drive from Nairobi at 06.30 am and drive through the central highlands arriving in Nanyuki at 10.00 am. After a light lunch, drive to the Sirimon park gate where the trek starts. Hike for 9km to Old Moses hut (3300 m) for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, start the hike to Shipton hut (4200 m), walking through the Ontulili, Liki and Mackinders Valleys arriving at the huts in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight the huts.
Spend the day at the huts and ascend to the Hausberg col (4650 M) for an acclimatization hike and then descend to the huts for dinner and overnight at the Shipton hut.
Wake up at 02.30 am and after a cup of tea, start the summit ascend to Point Lenana (4985 M) arriving on top at around 06.30 am for sun rise. On a Clear day, one is able to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photographic session, descend to Mintos for breakfast and further down to Meru Mt. Kenya lodge Bandas for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, descend for 15 kms through the bamboo forest to where you get the 4WD vehicles waiting for you and then drive down to Chogoria town. From Chogoria town you board transport back to Nairobi where you arrive in the late afternoon.