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Mount Kenya: The second-highest mountain in Africa, popular for trekking.

If ever you fancy yourself as an adrenaline junkie, then there is a very good opportunity for you to experience the adventurous Climbing Mount Kenya Adventure, an adventure that should not be missed. As the approximate model of a giant human figure rising from the Equator, this legendary mountain offers the opportunity and delight to caress its rough skin and contemplate the gorgeous sights. Prepare yourself for hiking with various landscapes and trails – from the tropical rainforest zone to the alpine meadows and up to the snow-capped summits. Immerse the wonderful hiking and climbing heights through the plateaus and valleys; and the wildlife species and lush vegetation. Unlike Mount Kilimanjaro, where trekking sometimes is a little hard, the experience one gets from trekking around Mount Kenya makes any trekker feel happy whether he is a very experienced one or just the one experiencing it at that time by just offering him a view of one of the magnificent natural attractions in the world.

Itinerary

This four-day itinerary offers a compact yet rewarding trek, combining the challenge of climbing Mount Kenya with stunning landscapes and summit views.

Arrival and Trekking Preparation

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to Naro Moru, the gateway to Mount Kenya (approximately a 3-4 hour drive). Check in at your lodge and spend the afternoon preparing for the trek. Attend a briefing session with your guide to review the route, safety measures, and packing essentials. Enjoy a hearty dinner and rest overnight at the lodge.

Naro Moru to Met Station

After breakfast, transfer to the Naro Moru Park Gate. Begin your trek through the montane forest, ascending gradually to the Met Station (3,050 meters). The trek covers about 9 kilometers and takes approximately 3-4 hours. Upon arrival, set up camp and have lunch. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight stay at the Met Station.

Met Station to Mackinder’s Camp

Rise early for breakfast and start your trek towards Mackinder’s Camp (4,200 meters). The route takes you through the Teleki Valley, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. The trek covers about 14 kilometers and takes around 6-7 hours. Arrive at Mackinder’s Camp in the afternoon, set up camp, and enjoy a well-deserved meal. Spend the evening resting and acclimatizing to the higher altitude. Dinner and overnight stay at Mackinder’s Camp.

Mackinder’s Camp to Point Lenana and Descent to Sirimon Gate

Begin your summit attempt early in the morning, aiming to reach Point Lenana (4,985 meters) at sunrise. The final ascent is steep and challenging, but the panoramic views from the summit are truly rewarding. After celebrating at the summit, descend back to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast. Continue your descent to Old Moses Camp (3,300 meters), passing through diverse landscapes and vegetation zones. After a brief rest at Old Moses Camp, continue descending to Sirimon Gate, covering a total of approximately 32 kilometers for the day. Arrive at Sirimon Gate in the late afternoon, where a transfer will be waiting to take you back to Naro Moru for a celebratory meal and freshen up before heading back to Nairobi (approximately a 3-4 hour drive), where you can either catch your flight home or continue your journey to other destinations.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Warm layers for early mornings and evenings.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.

Additional Notes:

  • Carry enough water and snacks for the road.
  • Respect wildlife and follow your guide’s instructions at all times.
  • A guided safari can enhance your experience with in-depth knowledge of the flora and fauna.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are “from”, per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Subject to availability. 4 nights’ accommodation in an aparthotel in London. Breakfast daily. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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