Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing, Hiking & Expeditions
YHA Kenya Travel offers you the opportunity to sample some of the exciting adventure activities while in Kenya. Some of which are a very excellent range of short-term budget travel tour package designed for travelers looking at trekking, climbing or walking in and around Mount Kenya.
These Mountain trips are designed to suit all budget travelers, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. Please choose an itinerary provided on this site that best suits your interest on any expedition tour of Mount Kenya. We hope that you will enjoy traveling in and around Mount Kenya to enable you to enjoy and save on great travel deals provided for.
Mount Kenya Overview
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater.
Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National park. The park protected
area of 3200m above sea level was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sq. km. The mountain comprises three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and the prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m.
Climb Mount Kenya by Choosing between Sirimon-Chogoria and Naro Moru Routes.
Why Climb Mount Kenya?
Mount Kenya is the second highest Mountain in Africa where you touch ice and snow on the equator offering you splendid high elevation to a great scenery of natural wonders with a perfect backdrop for great herds of plains game bringing you Africa at its most primal and pure nature of this sacred mountain that straddles through the equator but above all the challenge to fulfil a commitment.
Mount Kenya Climb
Mt. Kenya is a dome-shaped central volcano. It is the largest mountain in Kenya. Ten glaciers cover the volcano’s peaks. The original crater on Mt. Kenya was over 20,000 ft. (6100 m) high but has been heavily eroded. Most of this erosion occurred during two periods when glaciers carved much of the top of the volcano. These periods wore down the ring-like plug forming the top of Mt Kenya. In fact, almost 35% of the volcano has been worn away.
Climbing Mt Kenya is a spectacular walk up the beautifulSirimon valley away from the main tourist route on Mount Kenya. The trek passes through a diverse range of vegetation and climate zones, from dense forest to tropical cactus plants to snow covered peaks within a relatively short distance. No technical climbing is necessary to reach Point Lenana, the "walking summit" at 16,400 ft. Descending to the base we will relax in a lodge before returning to Nairobi.
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ITINERARY FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA SIRIMON-CHOGORIA ROUTE
Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon- Chogoria Route
Mt Kenya Climb - 6 days / 5 nights
Grade: B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
Approximate Trekking Distance: 97 km's
Starts: Nairobi/Ends: Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accommodation: Standard Lodge at Mountain Base and Tent While trekking
Participants MINIMUM: 2 participants
Activities: Adventure Hiking, Trekking, Tree naming, bird watching, wildlife encounter, photography and beautiful scenery views.
This route has the most gradual ascent to Point Lenana, Minimum 5 days trekking. This is one of the best routes
DAY 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki
Transfer from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs. to Nanyuki .A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR. Dinner and overnight at Simba lodge.
Day 2: Sirimon gate to Judmaier camp
After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 - 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Podocarpus trees, and the giantHygenia trees. From Judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian andNelion peaks: 9kms
peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of SendeoOld Moses camp Day 3: Old Moses (Judmaier) camp to Shiptons camp
a great view ofTereri and isThis is about a 6 - 8-hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinder’s valleys, thereNelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms
Day 4: Shipton's camp to Point Lenana and then descend to Mintos Camp (Halls Tarns camp).
This hike is about 4 and half hours hike through some of the most spectacular sceneries like Gorges valley the Halls Tarns and the Lake Elies at a far distance. Overnight at Mintos Campsite.
Day 5: Mintos (Halls tarns camp) to Meru Mt.Kenya Lodge (Bandas)
This hike is anywhere between 4 - 6 hours. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side, you can see Ithanguni peak,Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat -- top Kilingo hill table. 18kms
Day 6: Chogoria gate to Chogoria town
About 6 - 8 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife and Columbus monkeys. Transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.32kms or walk half way to take 4x4.
You can opt for carnivore restaurant dinner for game meat-Price is 40 USD per person!!
Never give up before reaching the summit!!!!
Prices of inclusive of:
Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/Chogoria-Nairobi
3 meals per day while trekking
4 days Mt. Kenya trek
5 nights’ accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Nanyuki/Chogoria- park gate- return
All government park fees
4x4 transport on chogoria route
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Accommodation at Nanyuki Simbas lodges D/B/B
Mt Kenya Certificate
Two Man tent.
Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers. Price is exclusive of first and last Night accommodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipment’s available at a reasonable cost
NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well-cooked food.
Budget hotels in Nairobi
Kenya Comfort inn -Single-Parkside budget hotel Nairobi Kenya
: Standard hotels Nairobi-
Boulevard Hotel and silver springs Hotel
Nairobi Kenya Airport transfers 20 USD 1-3 pax in a saloon car
Group and private prices available transport are (with 25-Seater buses and 9 seater tour Vans)
You can extend the climb with a safari either camping or lodge or beach holiday
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