5 Days Nature tour itinerary for Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya Trekking
This tour will take you through the dense forest, moorland and Ontulili River. You will also enjoy the panoramic view of the valleys and visit the beautiful Hauseberg Lakes.
Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 7.30 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours.
Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m.
From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs.
About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight stay
Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction.
After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River.
Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks.
Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn).
Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.
Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Leave at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30 am, taking about 3hrs.
After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km.
4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya
Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi
Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Meal plan as detailed
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek.
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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