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7 Days Mount Kenya

7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari. This itinerary uses one of the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provide valuable acclimatization by having extra, but shorter walking days during the trek.

On the way up you split the distance to the base of the peaks into 3 then skirt the high peaks in the anticlockwise direction.

On the trek around the peaks, you pass Hausberg col and Two-tarn and enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak.

Then descend the Teleki Valley to connect to the Naromoru summit trail.

Global warming effects has taken a toll on the glaciers of Mount Kenya necessitating some non technical scrambling from Austrian Camp along the rocky ridge exposed by the retarding Lewis glacier.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Includes
  • All Transfers
  • Transport from Nairobi to Siromon gate and Back
  • 6 nights Accommodation in the huts as stated in the itinerary
  • All meals and hot drinks for the days in the trek
  • Services of a professional Tour leader/ guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage
  • All Park Fees
  • Personalized service
Excludes
  • Tips and gratitude to guides.
What to bring
  • Hiking gear
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jackets and pants(trousers)
  • Hand gloves
  • Warm clothing
  • At least 5 t –shirts
  • Extra Sport shoes or sandals
  • Warm fleece
  • Hat
  • Thermal suit
  • Getter
  • Hiking stick
  • Insurance
Please note:
  • Number 1 can be hired at Ksh 500 per day
  • Number 2-5 can be hired at Ksh 200 per day
  • Number 5 to 9 – you can carry them with you
  • Personal effects
  • Lunch on last day

Itinerary

Safari Day 1: Nairobi –Mount Kenya (490 km 8 hours)

7 Days Mount KenyaDrive from Nairobi to our base lodge on the western slopes of Mt Kenya tucked away in the Mount Kenya forest and at almost 2,000 m the acclimatization begins here. This afternoon is an inclusive walk through the forest where local natural history guide will reveal the medicinal plants, birds and animals of the forest environment as you explore the lower mountain forest while heading to the famous Mau Mau caves – an interesting hike that prepares you for the main trek.
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge Cabins
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 2: Mount Kenya Trekking

7 Days Mount KenyaA short drive, crossing the equator en route, to the Sirimon Park Gate. On completion of park entry formalities, we trek up through magnificent mountain forests, bamboo, and giant heather zones before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut, “Old Moses” at 3,340 m. This first day’s gentle trek takes 2-3 hours and ascends 740 m.
Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 3: Mount Kenya Trekking

7 Days Mount KenyaUp the sprawling Mooreland to the spectacular Likii Valley, an area of beautiful high altitude plants such as Ostrich Plum Lobelia and Cabbage Groundsel to emerge at the Likii North hut at 3990 m for camping. This is a short walking day, 3-4 hours, with an optional acclimatization hike in the afternoon up onto Terere Peak.
Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 4: Mount Kenya Trekking

7 Days Mount KenyaUp the splendid Mackinder Valley trekking past peculiar-looking giant groundsel, and lobelia plants to arrive at Shipton’s camp at 4,236 m for the night.

This is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers, with its resident populations of bizarre rock hyrax and beautiful sunbirds.
Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 5: Mount Kenya Trekking

7 Days Mount KenyaDepart after breakfast and ascend Hausberg Col (4700 m) then descend steeply to Hausberg Valley and Oblong Tarns before making a further steep ascent.

Crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn. After a picnic lunch break descend into Teleki Valley.

Then connect the Naromoru summit trail for a steep climb on a rocky track leading to Austrian Camp for the night – 4780 m.

This day’s summit circuit hike takes 5-6 hours. Climbing higher each day is excellent for acclimatization.

Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 6: Mount Kenya Trekking

7 Days Mount KenyaEarly start to reach Pt. Lenana at 4,895 m for sunrise. The climb is on frozen scree with some scrambling on the ridge of the Lewis glacier. You need a bright head torch for this. The climb takes between 1 and 2 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is usually visible on the horizon. A further 2 – 3 hours down to Makinder’s camp for a hefty breakfast. After breakfast relax the rest of the day and stretch your tired legs.
Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Meals & drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Safari Day 7 :Mount Kenya Departure

5-hour morning trek to Naromoru park gate (2600 m) and connect with the vehicle for transfer back to Mountain Rock Lodge for lunch before the journey back to Nairobi.
Accommodation: End of Trek
Meals & drinks: Breakfast & Lunch
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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