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MT. KENYA TREKKING
Mt. 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.
Mt. Kenya is located 180km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National park. The park protected area 3200m above sea level and was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sq km. The mountain comprised of three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with it’s scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and 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.
Choose between Sirimon-Chogoria and Naro Moru Routes.
Mt. Kenya National Park.
Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] the country's highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator.
The National park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] contour plus two salient astride the Naro moru and the Sirimon routes.
The mountain consists of three peaks the Batian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.
MT KENYA CLIMBING ROUTES
4 DAYS DIRECT SAFARI TO MT. KENYA CLIMBING (SIRIMON ROUTE)
DAY I: Nairobi-Nanyuki.
Departure from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs to Nanyuki and stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spent acclimatize for the hike. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: Nanyuki-Old Moses
After breakfast, vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 5 to 6 hrs hikes, dinner and overnight at the old Moses camp.
DAY 3: Old Moses-Ship tons.
After breakfast hike to Ship ton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 6 hrs hikes) dinner and overnight at the ship tons camp.
DAY 4: Ship tons-Point Lenana-Nairobi
wake up early at 2.00 am attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 03:00 hrs and descend directly to ship tons camp for breakfast then proceed to sirimon park gate to connect your transfer back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon.
Price USD 550 ALL HIHOSTEL CARD HOLDERS ATTRACT A 10%DISCOUNT
What’s included on this Tour.
1 Return transport from Nairobi to the Mountain
2 Use of our professional Mountain Guide/potters
3 Accommodation in Mountain Huts/tents
4 Three meals a day
5 All park entrance fees
1 All your climbing gears
2 Personal insurance
3 Personal spending money
African Home Adventure Ltd,
Nairobi International Youth Hostel Ralph Bunche Road
P.O. Box 4473 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-20-272 6011 or +254 20 272 3012 -
Hotline +254722 760661 Tel fax 254 20 2726011
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