Nairobi - Naromoru - Mt Kenya Climb - Mt Kenya Climb - Nairobi
Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure City : Nairobi
End City : Nairobi
Type : Group Tour
Min Age : 10+
Price : Negotiable
Mount Kenya is Africa?s second highest mountain at 5,199m and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three Mt. Kenya main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes of Mt Kenya, the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphors, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more up through open moor land before reaching the moonscape of higher slopes. The forests on Mount Kenya are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moor lands offering a long list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant.
Mt. Kenya is an ancient volcanic mountain much older than Mt. Kilimanjaro. Hiking Mount Kenya is believed to have once reached well above 600m. What is left today is volcanic plug which erosion has fashioned into the complex jagged outline of the central peaks.
Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain
Full board accommodation at Naromoru river lodge.
Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents where applicable
Three meals a day while on the mountain
All park entrance fees and Taxes
All your climbing gears
Personal spending money
Tips for guide, potter and cook.
Early arrival into Nairobi – met at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
Depart to Mt. Kenya through the farmlands of central Kenya.Continue to Naromoru resort in time for check in and lunch, the base resort for mount kenya trekking where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spent to acclimatize for the hike, assembling your equipment and briefing. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
After breakfast, vehicle transfer to Sirimon park gate where you leave the vehicle to start your hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 5 to 6 hrs. Hikes, dinner and overnight at the old Moses camp.
After breakfast hike to Ship ton’s camp (4200m) with lunch enroute. Overnight at the Shiptoms camp (5 to 6 hrs. hikes) dinner and overnight at the ship tons camp.
Wake up early at 2.00 am attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 03:00 hrs. And descend directly to ship tons camp for breakfast then proceed to sirimon park gate to connect your transfer back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon with sweet memories. Drop off at the airport.
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