Mount Kenya Climbing SafariOn November 26, 2019 by Eli Johnson
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya with its own snow and ice capped rocks peaks standing high above beautiful agricultural country. There are three main peaks on Mt. Kenya. We offer an itinerary to Pt Lenana (4,985m) which, while a hard climb, can be achieved by a reasonably fit person. Other treks up the mountain include technical climbs that cover the ice and rock faces offering a suitable challenge to the professional mountain climber.
One of the most popular routes up the mountain is the Naro moru route while the most scenic include the Sirimon Route and the Chogoria Route. Combining the two routes gives us both a scenic climb and a worthy challenge with long treks and some hikes that are on the tough side.
Day 1:.Nairobi –Nanyuki
Leave Nairobi by public means accompanied by our Mountain guide arriving Nanyuki in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Nanyuki.
Day 2 :Nanyuki– Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon Park gate and begin your 5 hours hike to Old Moses Camp,3,330m above sea level for meals and overnight at the hut
Day 3: Old Moses Camo-Shipton Camp
After breakfast , walk from Old Moses camp via mackinders valley to Shipton Hut (4200.Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 4:Shipton Point-Lenana-Mintos Hut
Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30 hrs ready to hike to Point Lenana(4,985).on a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the South,Mt.Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East after Point Lenana,descend to Mintos(4,250m). for break fast then proceed to road Head for lunch and dinner and overnight.
Day 5: head-Chogoria-Nairobi
After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya.