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Mount Kenya: 5-Day Guided Hike with Meals Included

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Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. On this 5-day hike, you and your group will ascend to Point Lenana.

Highlights

  • Discover the second-highest mountain in Africa
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the highest mountain in Kenya, at 5,199 meters
  • Climb Mount Kenya to Lenana Peak accompanied by a certified, experienced guide

Description

This 5-Day guided climb of Mount Kenya includes 3 meals per day, accommodation and an experienced, certified guide. Route: Sirimon to Chogoria Day 1: Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9 km, 860 m ascent. Leave Nanyuki town and proceed to Sirimon Gate, at 2650 meters. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hours. The track veers right to Judmaier Camp, at 3300 meters. Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7 hrs, 17 km, 900 m ascent. After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After a 1 hour hike from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley, from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Day 3: Shipton Camp Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and to spend the night. Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12 hrs, 32 km, 785 m ascent. Leave at 3 AM to go to Lower Hall Tarns, arriving to point Lenana, 6 kilometers from Shipton Camp at 6:30 AM, taking about 3 hours. After the sunrise, descend 6 kilometers down to Mintos Hut, around 2 hours, for breakfast and 20 kilometers, for 4 to 5 hours until you reach Mount Meru Bandas, at 2,950 meters. Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi Descend for 2 hours, walking 10 kilometers to the forest clearance to catch the transfer vehicle to Chogoria town.

Includes

Transport from Nanyuki to Sirimon Transport from Chogoria Gate to Nairobi 3 meals/day Accommodation Experienced and professional tour guide Experienced and professional tour chef All park entry fees

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