DAY 1

Depending on your arrival time you’ll be met and transferred to Kongoni Camp for 1 night for acclimatization including Lunch and Dinner.).Or a night in Nairobi.

DAY 2

Breakfast at camp / lodge. You will be collected at approximately 09.30 for the 45 minute transfer to the Sirimon Gate where your Guide will register with KWS, the Kenya Wildlife Service, and pay the park fees.  The Cook and porters will organize the distribution of the packs and provisions and then set off for the first camp.

This is a four hour trek up a fairly steep vehicle track through the forest where you will see evidence of elephant and buffalo and possible sightings of bushbuck and baboons.  If you are setting off around 11, you will have a picnic lunch on the way, weather permitting.  If your departure is delayed, you may have an early picnic lunch at the gate.  This walk takes you up to 3,300 meters to Old Moses camp.

DAY 3

Your climb continues up to Shipton’s Camp (4,236 m).  This walk is 14 km and takes about 6-7 hours.  You cross three rivers and two valleys before reaching one of the main U-shaped glacial valleys.  You then walk along Mackinder’s valley to Shipton’s Camp, where you will be staying for two nights.

You are now deep in the Afro alpine zone with large stands of giant groundsel and lobelia, and in camp you will see rock hyrax sunning themselves.

DAY 4

A rest day in Shipton’s Camp and an opportunity to do an acclimatization walk up to the Hausberg Col at nearly 4,600 m, with spectacular views of the main peaks up close. Supper and bedtime are early, so that you are well prepared for your dawn ascent the following morning.

DAY 5

You leave Shipton’s Camp between 2.30-3.00 a.m. for your very early morning ascent of Point Lenana (4,985 m).  This 4 km walk takes 3-4 hours, as you are now at very high altitude.  The aim is to reach the summit by sunrise.

You walk down to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast, via Austrian Hut, a 2.5 hour walk covering 4.5 km.  Then you continue down to Meet Station which takes another 4 hours, covering 12 km.  You reach Met Station (3,048 m) by mid-afternoon, where you will be staying overnight.

DAY 6

After breakfast, you walk down to the Naro Moru Gate, a 2 hour walk covering 9 km, where you will be met and transferred to Nanyuki for lunch then back to Nairobi.

Prices

2 pax:  USD 1,495 per person.

Prices include: 

All transfers to the mountain and back, transfer to park gate,  nights at the Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Chogoria Bandas), all meals and drinks (except beer and sodas payable at camp), last day transfer from park gate to Chogoria town (change vehicle) and transfer to Nairobi in Minibus vehicle. Also included are Mount Kenya Park fees, services of a guide, assistant guide, cook and porters (incl porters’ tips), all government accommodation taxes and AMREF flying doctors cover.

All prices exclude:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for trekking at 3,000 metres and above
  • Personal equipment hire (e.g. sleeping bag, waterproof clothing)
  • Tips for Head Guide, Assistant Guide and Cook

 

 


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