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Climbing Mt.kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands.

Day 1: Nairobi -Met station ( 3,050 m )3 -4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent.

After pick up in Nairobi drive to the naru moru park gate. From the gate, we trek up thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins( Met Station) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Met Station - Mackinders camp (4,300m).5-6 hrs, 11km, 1,200m ascent.

A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic Rocks before continuing further to Mackinders camp, gaining 1300m in altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight - Mackinders camp (4300m).

Day 3: Mackinders - Pt Lenana (4,985m) - Old Moses camp. 11 hrs, 685m ascent, 1,685 descent.

Leave at 0300 hrs for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Later descend to Shiptons camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.

Day 4: Old Moses (3,300m) - Nairobi. 2 hrs.

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early evening.


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