5Days Mt. Kenya Climbing


5Days/4Nights Circumnavigation of Mt. Kenya

This climb is for those mountaineers who have an adventurous spirit and want to ascend Point Lenana, (4, 985m) in a leisurely fashion from a non-tourist route. The climber has a better chance of acclimatizing and getting fit for the attempt on pt. Lenana.

Point Lenana on Mount Kenya
Day 1:
Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the trek, lunch at the lodge (at an extra cost). In the afternoon drive to the road head of the Naro Moru track to the Met Station where we spend the night in the mountain log cabins. This is a good day for acclimatization, altitude of 3, 050m. A light hike is taken in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

Day 2:
Hike up to the Teleki valley to Mackinders camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6Hrs, overnight at Mackinders camp (4, 150m.)

Day 3:
After an early breakfast, begin the circumnavigation of the main peaks by heading north. One traverse takes us below the south and west faces on our approach to Two Tarn Hut then across western terminal and into Hausberg valley and finally over Hausberg Col and into Mackinders valley, walking time approximately 5hours. The highest point reached this day is 4, 500m. Night will be spent in high altitude tents.

Day 4:
Alpine ascent of the third highest peak point Lenana up the north face little used by tourists. The top should be reached after about four hours of stiff walking. Altitude of point Lenana is 4, 985m. We then descend into Teleki valley for dinner and overnight having completed a scenic traverse of the mountain.

Day 5:
Descend the mountain to Met Station and return to the Naro Moru River Lodge. Enquire

5-Days Sirimon Trek

The Sirimon track is one of the finest approaches to the peak area. It offers some of the best views of the main peaks, with a gradual climb which can be done leisurely. We traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon Track.

Day 1:
Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the trek, have lunch at the lodge (at an extra charge) before we drive to the Sirimon Park Gate and then to the road-head at 3, 300m. Get to an easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization, overnight at Jud Maier camp (3, 300m) in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day 2:
Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North valley and camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks (3, 990m.

Day 3:
Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at the head of the Mackender’s valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4, 300m)

Day 4:
Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Point Lenana (4, 985m). Four hours of stiff walking to the summit, then descend to Teleki valley on the opposite side of the main peaks to Mackinder’s camp for a good night rest (4, 150m.)

Day 5:
Descend to the Met Station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and back to the lodge.
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5-Days/4Nights Chogoria
This is by far the most spectacular and beautiful route on Mount Kenya, in which you ascend from Chogoria Route and descend through Naro Moru Route. This is only possible during dry weather.

Naro Moru RouteDay 1:
Leave Naro Moru River Lodge in the morning after preparing the equipment. You are driven through Nanyuki, Timau and Meru before arriving at Chogoria Town and then through the rain forest gate to the road-head, (3, 200m.), overnight at the gate cliffs in tents.

Day 2:
After breakfast, trek to Mintos Hut 4, 300m, for overnight. Lunch is served on the way; trekking time is 4-5Hrs.

Day 3:
Trek along gorges valley descending to Lake Michaelson, then lunch at Vivienne. Trek through the magnificent castle rocks to Mintos Hut and overnight- “whole day hiking”

Day 4:
Hike up through Square Tarn to climax at Point Lenana, 4, 985m which is the third highest peak on Mt. Kenya. Descend via Austrian Hut then down to Mackinder’s camp for overnight in Teleki lodge at 4, 150m, walking time is 5-6Hrs.

Day 5:
Descend via Naro Moru route vertical bog arriving at Met Station before 1200noon, where you will be driven to Naro Moru River lodge. Enquire


5Days/4Nights Timau Trek

The Timau Track, the main access route on the north side of the mountain lies in a major rain shadow. However, because you are inside a low rainfall zone, it generally makes up for a drier Safari and a more pleasant trek. The slope is gentle and because line of the peaks on Mt. Kenya are from East to West, the views from the north give you the impression that you are trekking into a whole mountain range.


hiking on Mount Kenya Day 1:
In the afternoon, you will be transported to the Timau road head where you will begin your trek up Mt. Kenya from the north. Overnight in high altitude mountain tents- Timau road at 3, 300m

Day 2:
Hike across the beautiful northern moorland of Mt. Kenya with its unique flora and possibly seeing some of the wildlife, which wander up these northern slopes like Zebras, Eland, etc with an overnight in a camp near the western Marania River 3, 700m.

Day 3:
chogoria route - magnificent scenesTrek along gorges valley descending to Lake Michaelson, then lunch at Vivienne. Trek through the magnificent castle rocks to Mintos Hut and overnight- “whole day hiking”

Day 4:
Hike up through Square Tarn to climax at Point Lenana, 4, 985m which is the third highest peak on Mt. Kenya. Descend via Austrian Hut then down to Mackinder’s camp for overnight in Teleki lodge at 4, 150m, walking time is 5-6Hrs.

Day 5:
Descend via Naro Moru route vertical bog arriving at Met Station before 1200noon, where you will be driven to Naro Moru River lodge. Enquire  

 

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