5 days climbing mount kenya program: Up Chogoria down Sirimon.
Day 1. pick up and transfer to mount Kenya
Pick up by our driver/guide from your hotel and start the drive from Nairobi through central Kenya and proceed towards Embu passing Rice, tea, coffee and other agricultural farming zones with a nice view of Mt. Kenya in clear weather. You will have a brief stopover at the Chogoria town for lunch and pick the other team of the cook and porters plus food supplies before proceeding to the mountain. Drive for another 1 hour after passing the first park gate to drop off point in the forest 2,650m. After packing your mountain equipment, you will start the hike through the forest accompanied by your guides, cook and porters to Chogoria gate for dinner and overnight in a campsite/Bandas Huts 2,950m ( 3 hrs walk).
Day 2.up into the moorland
Today you will wake up at 07.00 am to pack and prepare for the trek. At 7.30 am, you settle for breakfast, and then leave the camp with your packed lunch and start the hike through the open woodland and then up into the moorland viewing high altitude flowers, animals and birds species to the road head where you visit the Nithi water Falls and take lunch at road head before you proceed up the ridge for another 1 hour acclimatization hike to lake Ellis 3,450m. in the afternoon and relax with the views around as far as the Peaks. You later return to the road head for dinner and overnight in a campsite 3,300m. (5-6 hrs hike).
Day 3.Muugi hill, Ithanguni, Giant Billiards table
After breakfast, you will start the hike with great views of the surrounding hills which includes Muugi hill, Ithanguni, Giant Billiards table, lake Ellis on the lower side while the higher altitude vegetation appears as you get high. As you continue with the hike up the trail, you arrive to the attractive Gorge’s valley view point as far as the main Peaks at the head and have your lunch break at one of the view point. After lunch, the hike follow up the ridge along the gorge to arrive at Mintos campsite 4,200m in the afternoon for dinner and overnight. ( 5-6 hrs).
Day 4. Reach the top of Lenana Peak at 4,985m and descend Mackinder’s camp 4,200m
Wake up at around 2.00 am for preparations and after Tea, you start the trek at 2.45 am. with a gentle walk in the beginning before the climb get steeper, walking along loose scree which sometimes of the year is covered with snow to reach the top of Lenana Peak 4,985m. ( 4 hr) the third peak in Mt. Kenya to catch the sunrise. After a superb view from the summit as far as Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, descend via Austrian Hut to Mackinder’s camp 4,200m. for breakfast. After breakfast, you will start the hike down in the Teleki valley viewing the beautiful landscapes and vegetation around on the Naromoru route. Continue with the hike through the moorland to arrive at the Met -Station 3,050m. in the evening for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will start a 2 hours hike down the forest to Naromoru gate 2,440m. where you will meet the transfer vehicle and drive out of the mountain to Naromoru town to drop the porters and then proceed back to Nairobi.
End of your 5days hiking mount Kenya
OPERATED BY NUTURE NEST SAFARIS
Guide:Michael Gitahi Gichigo
Price: USD .850$ Per person.
The program includes
Porters $ cook
Food during the hiking
Hotel accommodations and meals out of the mountain.
Personal mountain equipment,
Tipping and other gratuities to the mountain Crews