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Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing, Hiking & Expeditions

Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing, Hiking & Expeditions

Mount kenya Climbers

Enchoro Wildlife Camp offers you the opportunity to sample some of the adventure activities while in Kenya. Some of which are a very excellent range of short term budget travellers tour package for travellers looking at trekking, climbing or walking in and around Mount Kenya.

These Mountain trip programs are designed to suite all budget travellers, families, independent travellers, groups, small group adventures and travellers of all ages and size. Please choose an itinerary provided on this site that best suits your interest on any expedition tour of Mount Kenya. We hope that you will enjoy travelling in and around Mount Kenya to enable you enjoy and save on great travel deals provided for.

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater.

Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National park. The park protected area of 3200m above sea level, was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sq. km. The mountain comprises three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m.

Climb Mount Kenya by Choosing between Sirimon-Chogoria and Naro Moru Routes.

 Mount kenya Climbing Routes

Mount Kenya National Park.

Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] is the country's highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator.

The National park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] contour plus two salient astride the Naro moru and the Sirimon routes.

The mountain consists of three peaks the Batian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard centre core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.

  Mount Kenya climbing routes.

The Naro Moru Route

 

The Naro Moru route is the easiest and most  fastest and it is also the most popular route preferred by many onto the mountain, it is commonly used by many hikers ,schools, scout groups , tour companies and private guides and potters leading clients up to Point Lenana.

It is not particularly scenic and the rapid ascent profile makes it unsuitable for climbers wishing to acclimatise more gradually and sensibly.

The Naro Moru route also features the steep quagmire of wet moorland that is extremely taxing and unpleasant after rains.

The final climb up to the Austrian Hut tackles a long, loose and uncompromising scree slope up the side of the Teleki Valley.

Basically, you don't want to do this route unless you're in a hurry to bag Point Lenana on a quick 3-day programme.

Descending via the Naro Moru route is fine though.

 

The Sirimon Route.

The Sirimon route is the least used by mountain climbers of the three main routes, but it features the most gradual ascent profile and best for acclimatisation options.

The route passes through very impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

The Austrian Hut and Point Lenana are reached from the head of Mackinder's Valley via Simba Col.

 

The Chogoria Route

Climbing from the Chogoria route is said to be the most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.

The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

The Austrian Hut is reached via Tooth Col at the head of the valley.

Mount kenya Vegetation

Climbing, Trekking & Hiking Programs

4 Days direct safari to Mount Kenya climbing (Sirimon Route)

 

DAY I: Nairobi-Nanyuki.

Departure from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs. To Nanyuki and stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spent to acclimatize for the hike. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 2: Nanyuki-Old Moses

After breakfast, vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 5 to 6 hrs. Hikes, dinner and overnight at the old Moses camp.

DAY 3: Old Moses-Ship tons.

After breakfast hike to Ship ton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 6 hrs. hikes) dinner and overnight at the ship tons camp.

DAY 4: Ship tons-Point Lenana-Nairobi

Wake up early at 2.00 am attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 03:00 hrs. And descend directly to ship tons camp for breakfast then proceed to sirimon park gate to connect your transfer back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon.

Price USD 560

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

 Mount kenya

5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Sirimon Out Naromoru

DAY 1: Nairobi Nanyuki

Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at your hotel in Nanyuki in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery around dinner and night in Nanyuki base hotel.

DAY 2: Nanyuki-Met Station

Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. After lunch we drive to the road head of the Naro Moro Track, to the Meteorological station. This is a very good day for acclimatization, for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000 ft. A short hike will be taken in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

DAY 3: Met Station-Mackinder’s Camp

Hike up into the Teleki valley to Mackinder’s Camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6 hours. Overnight Teleki Valley, (14,000 ft.)

DAY 4: Mackinder’s Camp-Point Lenana-Nanyuki

A pre- dawn start is made to ensure a successful summit bid and to try to reach the summit in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery. After climbing Point Lenana we return to our base camp and then proceed down the gate and onward to Nanyuki for overnight.

DAY 5: Nanyuki-Nairobi

After breakfast you leisurely drive back to Nairobi, arriving at around mid-day.

Price USD 700

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

5Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safaris Up Sirimon Down Chogoria.

 

Day 1: Nairobi-Naro Moro

Departure from Nairobi is at 09:30hrs for transfer to Naro Moro Mountain Rock hotel for lunch. An acclimatization walk will follow to the Famous Mau Mau Caves and Burguret Water Falls. After photography proceed to Hikers Camp (2,3309m), for dinner and overnight. 11Km, 4 to 5 hours hike.

Day 2: Naro Moro-Met Station

After breakfast, hike via the Naro Moro gate to Met Station (3,040m) for dinner and overnight. 13Km hike, 3 to 4 hrs. With lunch enroute.

Day 3: Met Station Mackinder’s Camp.

After breakfast hike to Mackinder’s Camp (4,200m) for dinner and overnight. 13Km, 4 to 5 hrs. Hike with lunch enroute.

Day 4: Mackinder’s Camp-Point Lenana-Chogoria Banda’s

Attempt Point Lenana at 02:30hrs and be at the peak before the sunrise. After the sunrise, descend the mountain to Mintos hut for a full breakfast. After breakfast descend with lunch enroute to Chogoria Banda’s camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Banda’s-Nairobi

After breakfast, descend the mountain and connect with your transfer vehicle to Chogoria town for lunch drive on to Nairobi with arrival in the late afternoon

Price USD 700.

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

6 Days Mount Kenya Up Sirimon Out Chogoria Best Route To Climb Point Lenana.

DAY 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki

Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at your hotel in Nanyuki in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery around dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 2: Nanyuiki-Old Moses Camp.

After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon park gate start your 5 hours hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), (5 to 6 hrs. hike) where you pass through a tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. All meals and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 3: Old Moses-Ship tons Camp.

After breakfast hike to Ship ton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 6 hrs. hike) the walk takes you near to the summit. Ship ton’s camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak facing it which provides a very beautiful scenery dinner and overnight at the ship tons camp.

DAY 4: Ship tons-Point Lenana-Mintos Hut.

Wake up early at 2.30 am attempt on Point Lenana (4985m) a pre-dawn attempt on point Lenana gives you enough time to reach the summit when the sun is rising and in clear weather which gives you clear scenery. Afterwards descend to Mintos hut for overnight.

DAY 5: Mintos Hut-Chogoria Banda’s

Descend leisurely to Chogoria park gate (3020m) for overnight. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat -- top Kilingo hill table.

DAY 6: Chogoria Banda’s-Nairobi.

After breakfast descend leisurely to Chogoria town for transfer back to Nairobi. Chogoria gate to Chogoria town is about 3 - 4 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife such as, white-tailed mongoose, elephant, black rhino, Columbus monkeys, Suni, duiker,

Price USD 840

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

 

7 Days Up - Sirimon Out  Naro Moru Route

 

DAY 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki.

Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at Nanyuki hotel in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the excellent facilities and magnificent scenery dinner and overnight in Nanyuki.

DAY 2: Nanyuki-Judmaier Camp.

Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. After lunch we drive to Sirimon Gate and then to road head at 11,000 ft. An easy walk in the afternoon to help acclimatization. Overnight Judmaier camp.

DAY 3: Judmaier-Liki North Valley Camp.

After breakfast we ascend the Sirimon Track to Liki North Valley and spend the night camped in this beautiful little valley below subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Overnight stay in Liki North Valley, 13,000 ft.

DAY 4: Liki North Valley Camp-Mackinder’s Camp.

Climb out of the North Valley and in to the Mackinder’s valley, on the broadest valleys of Mt. Kenya. We camp at the head of the Mackinder’s valley camp, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion. 14,000ft.

DAY 5: Mackinder’s Camp-Point Lenana-Teleki Valley Camp.

Make an alpine ascent of the third highest peak, point Lenana (16,355 ft.). This route up the north face is little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. Descend to the Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp. Overnight Teleki Valley (13,000 ft.)

DAY 6: Teleki Valley-Met Station.

Descend to the Met. Station (Road head) on the Naro Moru Track and then back to the hotel for meals and overnight.

DAY 7: Met Station-Nairobi

After breakfast, leisurely drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon.

 Price USD 980

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

 

 

5 Days Up Sirimon / Down Chogoria

 

Day 1: Nairobi- Nanyuki

Leave Nairobi accompanied by our mountain guide arriving at Nanyuki in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight in a 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 Camp- Ship ton Camp

After breakfast, walk from Old Moses camp via Mackinder’s Valley to Ship ton Hut (4,200m). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Ship ton Point- Lenana- Mintos Hut- Chogoria Banda’s

Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30 hours ready to hike to point Lenana (4,985m). 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 breakfast then proceeds to Road-head for lunch and then to chogoria Banda’s for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Banda’s-Nairobi

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria gate thssen to Chogoria town for lunch and transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya.

NB:

 The last 32km stretch from Chogoria Banda’s to the Park gate can be walked half way and half, there is a Jeep whose cost can be shared between the available clients. This is optional and can be arranged by the guide {the cost is not included in the package}

Price USD 700

What’s included on this Tour.

1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain

2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters

3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents

4 Three meals a day

5 All park entrance fees

NB

Not included

1 All your climbing gears

2 Personal insurance

3 Personal spending money

Possible Mount Kenya Trekking Itineraries

4 Days direct safari to Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon Route.

5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Naromoru Route.

5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safaris Up Sirimon Down Chogoria.

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Possible Mount Kenya Trekking Itineraries

 

4 Days direct safari to Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon Route.

5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Naromoru Route.

5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safaris Up Sirimon Down Chogoria.

 

 

 

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