Mount Kenya is Africa?s second highest mountain. Above the habitable altitude, you find a rain forest zone, abundant with many tree species and there is some wildlife too.
Further up is open moorland, and beyond is the snow line where vegetation is sparse. Finding snow on the equator was a great surprise for the first Europeans to get to East Africa.
Places to visit: Nairobi, Nanyuki and Mt Kenya. On this Mount Kenya climbing experience, you ascend via the dry and little used Sirimon Trail and descend on the scenic Chogoria Trail. You reach point Lenana (4985 m), the highest point accessible to walkers, and return to base in a fast 4 days.
Day 1:NAIROBI – NANYUKI – OLD MOSES CAMP
Leave Nairobi at 0730hrs via central Kenya viewing agricultural farms to arrive Nanyuki in the afternoon for a brief stop over at the equator. Lunch at a hotel in Nanyuki town before driving further to the Sirimon park gate. Accompanied by your guide, cook and porters, walk in 3-4 hours through the rain forest to Old Moses camp (3300 m).Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp
Day 2:OLD MOSES CAMP – SHIPTON’S CAMP
After breakfast you hike through the moorland. You see high altitude flowers, animals and birds. The hike is through Liki and Mackinders valleys, where you catch a good view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks. You reach Shipton’s camp (4200 m) after a 6-7 hour hike. From Shipton’s camp you can see the north faces of Nelion and Batian peaks.
Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp
Day 3: POINT LENANA
After early morning tea, attempt the summit of point Lenana (4985 m). You will have breakfast at Mintos hut. You then descend through the beautiful and scenic Chogoria trail. You descend up to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas.
Dinner and overnight at Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas
Day 4:CHOGORIA – NAIROBI
After breakfast, descend in 6 – 8 hours through tropical rain forest to Chogoria town. You transfer back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
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