DAY 1

 On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for 1 night including Lunch and Dinner.

DAY 2

Breakfast at hotel / lodge. You will be collected at approximately 06.30 for the 4 hrs. 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

After breakfast, you leave at around 7.30.  An early start is advisable for the best views, as the weather can close in during the afternoon.  The walk crosses two ridges and several streams and in 3-4 hours, you reach the beautiful valley of Liki North dominated by the peaks of Sendeyo and Terere.  This walk takes you from the moorland to the Afro alpine zone with its giant groundsel and lobelia, evoking the Jurassic age. There is a small mountain hut for cooking, and you camp overnight.

DAY 4

After an early breakfast, you climb out of the Liki North Valley, crest a ridge and descend into Mackinder’s valley, dropping down to pick up the trail on the valley floor.  You then climb up the other side of the valley to reach Shipton’s Camp at 4,236 meters.  This 6km walk can take about 5 hours.  Shipton’s Camp has a large bunkhouse and campsite.  It is one of the main bases for summit attempts, mainly by trekkers but also by mountaineers.

DAY 5

This is a rest and acclimatization day at Shipton’s Camp to prepare for the ascent of Point Lenana.  It is well worth walking up to the Hausberg Col from where you get spectacular views of the peaks including Point Peter and Point Dutton.  This is a good dry run as you reach 4,591 metres, only 394 meters lower than Point Lenana.  Then an early supper and bed to get some sleep before the next day’s very early start.

DAY 6

You leave Shipton’s Camp between 2.30 and 3am for your early morning ascent of Point Lenana (4,985 m).  This 4 km walk takes 3-4 hours due to poor light and high altitude.  The aim is to reach the summit by sunrise.

Then it’s a steep descent down a scree slope towards the spectacular Gorges Valley. Dotted with giant groundsel, this is the most extraordinary landscape.  Breakfast is near Hall Tarns, a distance of about 4.5 kms, then continue to the Meru Mount Kenya Lodge, a simple mountain lodge near the Chogoria Gate.

This is a long day as the walk covers 14 km and takes about 6 to 7 hours, but the rewards are a hot shower and supper in front of a log fire.

DAY 7

After a leisurely breakfast, you walk about 10 kms down through the forest to meet a Landrover to take you down the rest of the track and on to Chogoria town. From here you take an onward road transfer (approx 4 hours) 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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