Mount Kenya is extremely rich in wildlife and fauna – rain forests, bamboo forests, giant heath and lobelia. Extraordinary flora and birds. Trekking or climbing. Snow and ice. Meet the sunrise on Point Lenana 4985 m, spectacular scenery.
Duration of the safari is 6 days
Day itinerary as follows:
Day 1: Nairobi-Mount Kenya
Breakfast and depart for Naro Moru. A three hour drive north takes you to Naro Moru River Lodge, lunch on route. Relax by the pool,
Dinner & overnight Naro Moru, 2000 m.a.s.l
Day 2: Mount Kenya
Breakfast, briefing and preparation at Naro Moru, transfer to Sirimon Gate at 2400 m before start of Mount Kenya climb. Be ready for an easy to intermediate trek for three hours to Judmaier camp through lush, green rain forests, thick bamboo forests and giant heath meadows. Picnic lunch on the way,
Dinner & overnight camping at Judmaier camp, 3300 m.
A view of Mt.Kenya
Day 3: Mount Kenya
Early start, trekking along Sirimon valley and into the beautiful liiki North Valley five hours trekking through meadows rich in flora. Picnic lunch amongst the Giant Lobelia trees. Arrive to camping site after lunch, relax and explore the Liiki valley around the camp site on 3900 m-
Dinner & overnight camping Liiki valley
Day 4: Mount Kenya
Early start, trekking proceeds into McKinder valley, one of the largest and most impressive U-valleys on the mountain. Trek for five to six hours in intermediate terrain, lunch on the way. We pitch our tents at the very foot of the central pillars leading to the main peaks. The camp is located at 4200m with the most impressive and scenic views surrounding us. Preparations for the ascent of Point Lenana.
Dinner & overnight camping McKinder valley
Day 5: Mount Kenya
The ascent of Point Lenana starts at 2 am. Four to five hours steep and demanding trek/climb towards the peak. We reach the top at 4985 m by sunrise. Enjoy the moment, the breathtaking view, the feeling of being on top of the world… On a clear day you might even see Mount Kilimajaro! We descend via the south west ridge, two hours trek to McKinder’s hut. Hot soup is waiting for you, relax and celebrate the ascent. Short afternoon excursion around McKinder’s,
Dinner & overnight at 4200 m
Batian and Nelion Peaks
Day 6: Mount Kenya-Nairobi
Breakfast and a long but fairly easy trek down through meadows of Gianth Heath via the reputed Vertical Bog. The adventure ends after a four hour trek through the mountain rain forest at the Metrological station at 3100 m.a.s.l. Transfer to Naro Moru, met by your Driver guide and then transfer to Nairobi.
This program is inclusive of:
- Accommodation, Full board on Mt Kenya climbing,
- Half Board Naro Moru River Lodge
- All transfers
- Flying Doctors evacuation cover within Kenya
This program is NOT inclusive of:
- Sleeping bag (can be rented)
- Roll mats
- Lunch last day, breakfast upon arrival
- Tip to porters
Personal porters provided, each porter carries backpack weighing
16 kg for every participant. Chef / cook included
Your equipment list; small extra backpack, warm underwear for cold nights, gloves, cap, warm sleeping bag, a torch, mountain trekking boots, rain/wind stopper jacket and pants, sunglasses, sun lotion, sun hat, water bottle, sweets and nuts
In order to enjoy the mountain, you need to be reasonably fit and used to trekking.