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At 5199m high, it is Africa’s second highest mountain, with gleaming and eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian, Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.
Park: Mt Kenya National Park
Grade: B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
ApproximateTrekking Distance: 60 KMS
Starts: Nairobi/ Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accommodation: Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
participants MINIMUM : 2 participants
Activities :Hiking and trekking,Plants naming,bird watch , wildlife encounter ,photography
Departure from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs(either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki and stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spend preparing for the hike.A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR. Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki simbas lodge.
After breakfast transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.
After breakfast Hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m )through Liki and Makinders valley for overnight (6 to 8 hrs hikes) 17 kms.
Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp for overnight
After breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your vehicle to your next destination
Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/-Nairobi
3 meals per day while trekking
3 days Mt. Kenya trek
/4 nights accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Nanyuki/Chogoria- park gate- return
All government park fees at Mt Kenya National Park
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Accomodation at Nanyuki Simbas lodge D/B/B
Mt Kenya T-shirt and Certificate
Two Man tent.
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain TrousersPrice is exclusive of first and last Night accomodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost.
Minimum rate per person USD 550. For an additional night you pay USD 90