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4 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Tour

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Tour Preview This is the most popular of all the routes that lead up to the Mountain. It is the steepest and the fastest way up Mt Kenya and ascends the mountain from the west. The . .
Country: Kenya
City: Nanyuki
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Mountain Climbing Adventures
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Tour Preview

This is the most popular of all the routes that lead up to the Mountain. It is the steepest and the fastest way up Mt Kenya and ascends the mountain from the west. The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations. Most climbers begin at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 meters). Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on loose gravel while going up.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Nairobi - Naromoru Park gate – Met. Station.

Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs and drive to Mount Kenya region- 3 hours drive to Naromoru where you meet the guide for briefing and sorting of the equipment. Then proceed to Naromoru park-gate on the Naromoru route where you start the trek. The guide set a leisurely pace for a relaxing trek up the mountain. The trek helps you to acclimatize and enjoy seeing fascinating vegetation zones of an equatorial mountain and the associated rich animal and birdlife. Packed Lunch is provided en route. The trek takes 3 hrs to the Met station where we spend the night in the Mountain log cabins.

A good day for acclimatization for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 3,050m. A short hike is taken in the afternoon to gain and lose altitude.

Day 2. Met. Station – Mackinder’s Camp (4,200m).

After breakfast hike up past the forest line to the moorland zone covered by tussock glass and Heathers zone onto the Teleki valley to the crest of the ridge from which vantage point you have a splendid view of the main peaks. Packed lunch is provided en route. Proceed on to get to Mackinder’s Camp for Dinner and overnight. Trekking time is approximately 6 – 7 hours.

Day 3. Mackinder’s Camp – Pt. Lenana, 4985m – Met. Station

A pre-dawn start at 0400hrs is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery after sunrise. With the help of the guided ascent to the third highest peak ( point Lenana -4985 m, 4- 5 hr), at the peak on a clear day, you can be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos then descend down through the Austrian to Teleki lodge for breakfast and rest.

Afternoon proceeds to hike down for 5 hours through the moorland to Met. The station is to arrive late afternoon. Packed lunch is served en route to the camp. Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Met. Station – Naromoru Park Gate – Nairobi.

After breakfast depart Met. Station camp and hike through the forest to Naromoru park gate where you find a vehicle waiting and be transferred back to Nairobi or proceed to your next destination. END.

The Tour Includes:

Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya

Transport to Park Gates

Transport from Park Gates to Nairobi or your hotel

Mount Kenya National Park Conservation fees (entry fee)

Mount Kenya National Park compulsory rescue fees

Mount Kenya National Park hut accommodation fees

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English-speaking guides

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English-speaking porters

One Porter per person for personal Mountain luggage (maximum 15 kgs)

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified cook/Chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery, etc

All meals while on the mountain Kenya climbing expedition.

Boiled water; tea and coffee with meals

1 basic first Aid kit per group

The Tour Excludes:

Pre & post climb accommodation in Naromoru if required

Any Domestic or International flights

Specialized climbing equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost)

Travel insurance, Visa, and passport fees

Increases in park fees where applicable

Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags, etc (available at cost)

Metal water bottles, water bladders (please note no soft plastics are permitted on the Mountain)

Tips/gratuities for guide(s), porters & cook

Beverages such as Soda and Alcoholic drinks

Additional unscheduled transfer from park gates to Nairobi or hotel.

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