Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa at 5,199 m, . It is an ancient extinct volcano, during whose period of activity (3.1–2.6 million years ago) it is thought to have risen to 6,500 m. There are 12 remnant glaciers on mount Kenya, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys. With it’s rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, mount kenya trekking tours is one of the most impressive landscapes in east africa. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes. There are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are naromoru, sirimon and chogoria and each of which has something different to offer. Naromoru is the fastest route to point lenana but not as scenic as sirimon route and chogoria route. Mount Kenya climbing tour consist of three peaks the batian [the highest] nelion and lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.

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5 days Mt. Kenya Climbing- Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Day 1 : Nairobi- Nanyuki
Depart from Nairobi accompanied by our mountain guide arriving at Nanyuki in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki acclimatizing and walking a long the mount kenya region visiting the mau mau caves, where the freedom fighters use to hide during the 2nd world war. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Nanyuki.

Day 2 :Nanyuki- Old Moses camp
After breakfast, drive to the sirimon park gate and begin your 5 hours hike to Old Moses Camp, 3,330m above sea level for meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 3: Old Moses Camp- Shipton Camp
After breakfast, walk from Old Moses camp via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Hut (4,200m). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Shipton Point- Lenana- Mintos Hut- Chogoria Bandas
Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30 hours ready to hike to point Lenana (4,985m). on a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. After point Lenana, descend to Mintos (4,250m) for breakfast then proceed to Road-head for lunch and then to chogoria Bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas-Nairobi
After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria gate thssen to Chogoria town for lunch and transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya.

NB:
Please NOTE that the last 32km stretch from Chogoria Bandas to the Park gate can be walked half way and half , there is a Jeep whose cost can be shared between the available clients. This is optional and can be arranged by the guide {the cost is not included in the package}

For inquiries and reservations on the Mount Kenya climbing package kindly contact us on :

Miss Jayne Sessia

Tour consultant

Bencia Africa Adventure & Safaris.

P.O. Box 103549-00101, Nairobi, Kenya.
Uganda House 1st Frl Room 26A. Kenyatta Avenue.
Tel +254 020 8063233, Mobile +254722979321 / 722917288,
Email: info@benciaafricaadventure.com, booking@benciaafricaadventure.com
http://www.benciaafricaadventure.com

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