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    $1500 p/p in USD
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Arrow Adventures Kenya

  • Kenya
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

There are three main Mount Kenya climbing routes which include Chogoria, Naro Moru and Sirimon. This is the best trip since you start with a scenic trek through Sirimon route and eventually descend on the magnificent Chogoria route. Sirimon route is 15 km north east of Nanyuki with the most gradual incline among the three main routes and thus is the best for acclimatization. This route has just a few steep areas hence considered the least challenging route. Chogoria is arguably the most scenic route to use with incredible features such as the spectacular Temple cliffs, the breathtaking Lake Ellis with scenic views of Mugi hills and the Giants Billiards table, Lake Michaelson, Nithi Falls, and Gorges Valley. Mount Kenya is a circular, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12 km. Mount Kenya has three peaks; Batian -5,199m, Nelion – 5,188m and Point Lenana – 4,985m.

Mount Kenya Hiking Adventure
Mt Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Mount Kenya Conservancy
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Baboon
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Hiking
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Nairobi, end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    12 years

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,500 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Mountain guides & porters
  • Park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Arrow Adventures Kenya
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Arrow Adventures Kenya‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Leave Nairobi at 7.30am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Park Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hours. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp.

Dinner and overnight at Judmier Camp, 3300m, L,D

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. Following one hour trekking from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks (Nelion, Batian and Lenana).

Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

Spend the day acclimatizing with guided hikes. You will spend the day trekking to Kami Hut and down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for an early dinner and overnight in readiness for the next day’s summit attempt.

Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

You are awake early in the morning, leaving the camp at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. The journey lasts about 3 hours arriving Mount Kenya Point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am. Trekking to Lenana Peak at 4985m taking about 3 hours or so. Enjoy photographic session and sightseeing from the summit. After the African sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast. Proceed with the adventure hiking for 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas (Mt Kenya Bandas).

Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Bandas, 2950m, B,L,D

After enjoying your last breakfast, you will walk down by trekking for 2 hours, 15km to forest clearance. The remaining part distance of approximately 16km is by 4×4 vehicle. Catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

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