Mount Kenya Expedities

With your personel guide

Charles Wachira

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Naro Muro

Kenya


Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya Expeditions
Charles

                                                                       

To find your way to the top

         

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ROUTES:

All combinations of the following routes are possible

Naromoru route

Duration: 4 Days

Distance: 40km

Level of difficulty: Demanding

Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary

The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.

Day 1: Nairobi/Meteorological Station

3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent

Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m

From the gate, keep to the park track on which the going is easy and it is a pleasant walk through the forest. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m , dinner and overnight rest.

Day 2: Met Station/Mackinders Camp

5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent

Head uphill on the track.  After about an hour you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog where conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp.

Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station

8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent

The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana after about a 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend back down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast,  and walk a further 4hr back to Met Station for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi

3hrs, 9km, 400m

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi.

 4 DAYS SIRIMON ROUTE

Duration: 4 days

Distance: 53 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary

Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking.

Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Old Moses Camp

3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Old Moses Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp/Shipton Camp

6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.

Day 3: Shipton Camp/Point Lenana/Old Moses Camp)

9-10hrs, 21km

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Old Moses Camp/Sirimon/Nairobi

2-3hrs, 9km

After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm.

5 DAYS SIRIMON-DOWN CHOGORIA

Duration: 5 days

Distance: 52 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary

Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking.

Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Old Moses Camp

3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3 hours from the gate the track veers right to Old Moses Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp/Shipton Camp

6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.

Day 3: Shipton Camp - acclimatisation day

Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate)

11-12 hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi

After your breakfast, walk for 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm.

 

5 DAYS SIRIMON-DOWN NARO MORU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
-Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-3 nights on Mount Kenya in huts
-Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mountain guide with several years of successful climbing experience.
-Service of porters and skilled cook on the mountain
-Success rate of over 90%
-Treated water on the trek
-Mount Kenya Climb certificate for successful trekkers
-The tour to start and finish Nairobi


Excluded:
-Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before and after the trek and climbing gear
-International flights
-Visas to Kenya
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itineraryBovenkant formulier

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