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Mt. Kenya (4 Days)


Overview

 

 


Program

Day 1 Nairobi-Met station (3,050m) 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent.

Pick up in Nairobi drive to the Naru Moru Park gate. From the gate, we trek up thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins (Met Station) for dinner and overnight.

This is a gentle trek that takes 4-5 hrs gaining an elevation of 600m.

Day 2 Met Station – Mackinder’s camp (4,300m).5-6 hrs, 11km, 1,200m ascent.

Walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic Rocks before continuing further to Mackinder’s camp, gaining 1300m in altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight – Mackinder’s camp (4300m) for dinner and overnight

Day 3 Mackinder’s – Pt Lenana (4,985m) – Old Moses camp. 11 hrs, 685m ascent, 1,685 descents.

Leave at 0300 hrs for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across bare rock and loss scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Point Lenana Peak (4985m), the hikers summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Later descend to Shiptons camp (Sirimon route) 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. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

Day 4 Old Moses (3,300m) – Nairobi. 2 hrs.

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early evening.

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