Mount Kenya Trekking and Itinerary

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. Long overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, trekkers are starting to take notice of this beautiful glacial peak. An ancient dormant volcano, its flanks have been shaped and moulded to dramatic affect by glaciation. Mount Kenya plays host to dense bamboo and rainforest on its lower slopes and alpine moorland and plantlife at higher elevations. Alongside the climbers’ twin peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5,188m) lies the no less dramatic trekkers peak at Lenana (4,985m). The trek up Mount Kenya demands a degree of fitness and altitude smarts, but it rewards all the way to the peak.

This is a very attractive mountain because of its uniqueness of supporting different species of wildlife such us buffalos, elephants etc. Point Lenana is the most popular visited peak in this mountain and is the only one of the three peaks that is a non-technical climb.

4 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE OUT SIRIMON ROUTE.

Day 1: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi
Elevation: 1,000m to 1,200m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from JKI (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi for overnight B/B.

Day 2: Nairobi to Sirimon Gate to Old Moses.
Elevation: 1,200m to 2,650m to 3,300m
Driving Time: 3 hours drive and 3 hours trekking
Habitat: Town/Forest/Moorland

Today after breakfast you will departure from Nairobi is at 07:00 hrs to Nanyuki and stop at the equator briefly then continue to Sirimon Gate for lunch then the hike will start to Old Moses Camp at this camp you will either stay in the hut or tent it will depend with your accommodation selection. Then dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp.

Day 3: Old Moses Campsite/ Hut to Shipton Campsite/Hut.
Elevation: 3300m to 4,200m
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert.
After breakfast, then you will have a 6 hours walk from Old Moses to Shipton. The hike is really good and enjoyable as you will be walking through the Ontulili, Liki and Mackinders Valleys arriving at the camp/huts in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight as well as preparation of summit attempt of Lenana Peak.

Day 4: Shipton Campsite/Hut to Lenana Peak to Old Moses Campsite/Hut
Elevation: 4,200m to 4,985m to 3,300m
Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert and Snow.

At 03:00 Hrs you will then start ascent to the summit of Point Lenana 4,985m then a walk which will take 3 hours then descend back to Shipton for lunch and little rest before start descending back to Old Moses for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Old Moses Campsite/Hut to Sirimon Gate to Nairobi.
Elevation: 3,300m to 2,650m to1,200m
Driving & Walking Time: 2 hours of walking and 3 hours driving time.
Habitat: Moorland/Forest/Town

Today after breakfast you will start the walk down from Old Moses to Sirimon Gate where you will meet our staff then pick you up for transfer back to your hotel in Nairobi. This is very easy day because you will walk across the tropical forest.

Day 6: Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
Elevation: 1,200m to 1,000m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi then transfer you to  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

5 DAYS NARO MORU OUT CHOGORIA ROUTE.

Day 1: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi
Elevation: 1,000m to 1,200m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from JKI (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi for overnight B/B.

Day 2: Nairobi to Naro Moru campsite to Met Station.
Elevation: 1,200m to 2,650m to 3,050m
Driving Time: 3 hours driving and 3 hours trekking
Habitat: Town/Forest/Moorland

Today after breakfast you will departure from Nairobi is at 07:00 hrs to Naro Moru Gate then walk through the rain forest for 3 hours to Met Station where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Met Station Campsite/ Hut to Mackinders Campsite/Hut.
Elevation: 3050m to 4,300m
Hiking time: 6 hours
Habitat: Moorland.
After breakfast, then you will have a 6 hours walk from Met Station to  Mackinders Hut/Camp where you will have dinner and overnight but today you have a great walk of enjoying a walk through the wet moorland prevelant on this side of Mt. Kenya.

Day 4: Mackinders Campsite/Hut for Aclimatization
Elevation: 4,300m
Hiking time: 3 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert.
After late breakfast, ascend to the Two Tarn and then descend through the American Camp for an acclimatization walk. Head back to Mackinders Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Mackinders Campsite/Hut to Lenana Peak to Chogoria Gate Campsite/Hut
Elevation: 4,300m to 4,985m to 3,300m
Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert and Snow.

At 2.30 am and after a cup of tea, start the summit ascend to Point Lenana (4985 M) via Australian Camp arriving on top at around 6.30 am for sunrise. On a clear day, one is able to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photos, descend to Mintos for breakfast and further down to Meru Mt. Kenya Lodge. Stay wiil be at the bandas /campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chogoria  Gate Campsite/Hut to Chogoria, to Nairobi.
Elevation: 2,950m to 2,650m to1,200m
Driving & Walking Time: 2 hours of walking and 3 hours drive
Habitat: Moorland/Forest/Town

Today after breakfast you will start the walk down from Chogoria Gate for  15km a walk will be through bamboo forest then get in to the 4WD vehicle then start drive down to Chogoria town where you will be picked up with our staff then transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi for lunch.

Day 7: Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
Elevation: 1,200m to 1,000m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi then transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

5 DAYS: SIRIMON ROUTE OUT CHOGORIA ROUTE.
Day 1: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi

Elevation: 1,000m to 1,200m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from JKI (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi for overnight B/B.

Day 2: Nairobi to Sirimon Gate to Old Moses.
Elevation: 1,200m to 2,650m to 3,300m
Driving Time: 3 hours and trekking is 3 hours
Habitat: Town/Forest/Moorland

Today after breakfast you will departure from Nairobi is at 07:00 hrs to Nanyuki and stop at the equator briefly then continue to Sirimon Gate for lunch then the hike will proceed to Old Moses Camp. You will either stay in the hut or tent it will depend with your accommodation selection. Then dinner and overnight at Old Moses Place.

Day 3: Old Moses Campsite/ Hut to Shipton Campsite/Hut.
Elevation: 3300m to 4,200m
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert.
After breakfast, then you will have a 6 hours walk from Old Moses to Shipton the hike is really good and enjoyable as you will be walking through the Ontulili, Liki and Mackinders Valleys arriving at the camp/huts in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Shipton Campsite/Hut for Aclimatization
Elevation: 4,200m
Hiking time: 2.5 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert.
After breakfast, then you will ascend to the Hausberg Col (4650 M) for an acclimatization hike and then descend to the huts for dinner and overnight at the Shipton Hut/Camp.

Day 5: Shipton Campsite/Hut to Lenana Peak to Chogoria Campsite/Hut
Elevation: 4,200m to 4,985m to 3,300m
Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Moorland/Desert and Snow.

At 2.30 am and after a cup of tea, start the summit ascend to Point Lenana (4985 M) arriving on top at around 6.30 am for sun rise. On a clear day, one is able to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photos, descend to Mintos for breakfast and further down to Meru Mt. Kenya Lodge. Accommodation will be at the bandas /campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chogoria  Campsite/Hut to Chogoria, to Nairobi.
Elevation: 2,950m to 2,650m to1,200m
Driving & Walking Time: 2 hours of walking and 3 hours driving
Habitat: Moorland/Forest/Town

Today after breakfast you will start the walk down from Chogoria Gate for  15km a walk will be through bamboo forest then get in to the 4WD vehicle then start drive down to Chogoria town where you will be picked up with our staff then transfer you to your hotel in Nairobi for lunch.

Day 7: Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta Airport.
Elevation: 1,200m to 1,000m.
Distance: 36 km
Driving Time: 45Min
Habitat: Town
Tro-Peaks Adventures staff will meet and pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi then transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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