REKKING MOUNT KENYA
A 5 day ascent of Point Lenana starting at Sirimon gate and ending at Chogoria. A camp is provided throughout with a great crew and porters led by our excellent guides. Mt Kenya has 3 main peaks – Batian, Nelion and Lenana. The first 2 peaks are technical climbs whilst Lenana is a non-technical hiking option. This itinerary takes you to the summit of Lenana and in doing so allows you to see the best of Mt Kenya by having a peak circumnavigation.
Depart from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Nanyuki. From here it is around 15km to the Sirimon park gate (2700m). Picnic lunch will be served at the gate. After signing in with the park officials we will start an acclimatization hike which will see us walking in the tropical forest, occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an elephant. You will arrive at Old Moses (Judmaier) camp (3200m) in the late evening.
After breakfast start the hike of the moorland vegetation with a walk through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders valleys. Arrive at Liki North Hut (alt.3950m) in the early afternoon. Lunch is at this camp and later you will take an acclimatization walk around the camp.
Start hiking the steep slope towards Shipton’s camp (4200m), arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels, endemic to the high altitude zones of East Africa, occur along this route and makes for some spectacular mountain scenery during today’s trek. There will be an afternoon walk to the Kami Hut and later get back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Wake up at 04.30 am this morning and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (Point Lenana, alt 4985m) which is the highlight of our trip! Take photos as the African sun rises. It’s also possible to see Mt Kilimanjaro to the West if the weather is clear. Descend down to Mintos camp (4100m), where we will have some breakfast. You have a picnic lunch on trail. Then descend further down to Meru Mt.Kenya Lodge (2700m) where we will spend the night.
Depart the lodge after breakfast and walk through the spectacular bamboo forest to connect with the 4×4 vehicle to Chogoria town and on to Nairobi for a well-deserved shower!
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