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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. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Upon touchdown at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome by our driver/guide who will transport you to your hotel to relax and recharge during your stay in Kenya’s capital.
Pick up from Nairobi at 7:00am for a drive to Chogoria Town. Link up with the Porters and drive in a 4WD vehicle up the rough forest track to the Bairungi Clearing way up. This is where you start the days walk; 12kms to Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas. 2.5 Hrs Walk. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
The second day typically entails hiking further up to the road head and continue the trek to Lake Ellis (11,480’/3,500m). Gradually the forest drops away and you enter a high moorland zone. Lake Ellis is a peaceful spot with good views of the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at the camp site.
After Breakfast Start the Climb again along the trodden track from Lake Ellis to Lake Michaelson; 4,100m above the Sea Level. While at the Camp site, you will be able to see and Visit the Temple and the Vivian falls. There are breathtaking views of the Nithi Valley. Far away up ahead, the main peaks – Batian, Nelionand Lenana edge into view, each named after a Maasai leader. Diner and Overnight at the Lake michaelson camp site.
After Breakfast you will start the 5 hrs walk to Austrian hut. You will pass by Mintos Hut, Beautiful hall tarns and in full view of the Piller and the Tooth Peak and the Macmillan Peaks, this is a beautiful climb. You will be at Top hut for Lunch. Rest in the Afternoon, but at 4pm do an Hour’s Walk around the Camp on the Naromoru route side for acclimatization.
The highlight of our trip! At 0430hrs, wake up and have tea & biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (Point Lenana, alt 4985 metres), take photos with the African sunrise, it’s possible to see Mt Kilimanjaro Kibo and mawenzi peaks if the weather is clear. From the Summit of Pt. Lenana, especially at dawn, the views are spectacular. Descend down to Shiptons for Breakfast. Later descend through mackinders valley and over the Likii north. Here we start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the valleys below arriving Old Moses Camp late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
After breakfast, leave camp for park gate. Drive to Nanyuki for lunch. Afterwards drive back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.
This program is available all the year round as a private trek and can be 5days, 6 days as given or 7 Days