4 Days mt kenya trekking safari
4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking Description
Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain. Though Mount Kenya summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base in Nanyuki Town. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Day 1: NAIROBI/SIRIMON/ JUDMAIER CAMP (OLD MOSES CAMP) 3-4 HRS, 9KM, 860M ASCENT
Leave Nairobi at 8.00am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. After lunch, proceed to Sirimon Gate taking about 1 hr at an altitude of 2650m. From the gate follow the road as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. After the 3½ hours hike from the gate the road veers right to Judmaier/Old Moses Camp 9 kms. for dinner and overnight ( 3300m.)
Day 2: JUDMIER CAMP/SHIPTON CAMP 6-7HRS, 14KM, 900M ASCENT:
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North river and continue uphill to to of the ridge facing the Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Proceed up in the valley to Shipton Camp (14 kms.) for dinner and overnight at 4200m.
Day 3: SHIPTONS/POINT LENANA/MERU MOUNT KENYA BANDAS (CHOGORIA GATE) 11-12HRS, 26KM 785M ASCENT
Leave Shipton at 3am and ascend up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing
visible part towards lower Harris Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana 4,985m. for sunrise and then start the descent to Mintos hut 4,200m (4kms) for breakfast and a panoramic view of the Gorge’s valley ( 2hrs.) and then continue down for 19km, 5-6hrs to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas, 2,950m, for dinner and overnight
Mt Kenya Trekking
Day 4: CHOGORIA/NAIROBI.
After breakfast, set in the morning journey to Chogoria village(32km). Hike for 2 hrs to connect the transfer vehicle to Chogoria village and later drive back to Nairobi.