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5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing Tour

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Mountain Climbing

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you will be met by Hallmark Travel Planners representative and transferred to West Breeze hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Drive from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
Morning transfer from Nairobi, arriving at Mountain Rock Lodge for lunch. Then drive to Sirimon Park gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities, have picnic lunch then begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700m bypassing the bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)

Day 3: Old Moses Camp to Shipton's Hut
A long day leading to the base of the high peaks. Today's trek is largely through the moorlands and the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in altitude. Dinner and Overnight at Shipton's Hut (4200m)

Day 4: Shipton's Hut to Point Lenana to Mackinder's Camp
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about 3 hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers' summit. Then down through Lewis Glacier up to the Austrian hut to join to the Naromoru track and descend for 2 hours to Mackinder's camp for breakfast then have the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder's Camp (4300m)

Day 5: Mackinder's Hut to Base to Nairobi
Leaving early, you gradually descend for 4-5 hours through the moorlands and the lower vertical bog up to the Met Station, from where you walk down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where you meet our vehicle. You are then transferred back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch then back to Nairobi.

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