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- Transport From Nairobi and Back
- Park Fees
- All meals while trekking
- Accommodation while in the mountain in bandas
WHAT TO BRING ON TREKKING EITHER KILIMANJARO OR MT.KENYA
- Waterproof rucksack with day pack
- Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
- Roll mats and insulation pads
- Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
- Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
- Wooden walking stick / ski pole
- Sunglasses or snow, goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
- Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
- Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
- Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
- Sunscreen and lip salve
- First aid kit and insect repellent
- Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
- Pocket knife
- Water bottle
- Whistle, some plastic bags
- Camera with spare film and batteries
- Notepad with pen/pencil
DAY 1: NAIROBI – NANYUKI – SIMBA LODGE
Departure from Nairobi will be at 0900 hrs (either from hotel or airport) right away to Nanyuki. The drive takes about 3 and half hours. You will have your first stopover for approximately10 minute at the Africana Curio shop for washroom and you know stretching. After the break we drive for another one and a half hour with a brief stopover at the Equator for photograph and site seeing then proceed to Nanyuki for the check in formality in Simba Lodge. After a hotel lunch, one can walk and check out the town. Nanyuki town is famous for its position which is at the base of Mt. Kenya; most of the trekkers prefer to spend their first night here so that they can begin their acclimatization and prepare for the trek the following morning. We will likely be able to meet other trekkers who will be going up Mt. Kenya or have just ended their trekking. Some afternoon preparation for the trek/climb will be required by our guides. Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki Simba Lodge.
DAY 2: NANYUKI- OLD MOSES CAMP
You will wake up at 0730am and have breakfast, then be on your humble board shuttle from the hotel to Sirimon gate that is always the starting point. Expect 20-30 minutes for park entry formalities and then commence hike to Old Moses Camp (3300m) away. The trek to Old Moses Camp is through mountain forest, bamboo and rosewood, gaining 700 m elevation in 3-4 hours over 9 km. Old Moses (Judmair Camp) for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3: OLD MOSES-SHIPTON’S CAMP
After the breakfast, we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley; in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo are seen, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Climb out of the Likii North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley which is one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundsels with good views of the main peaks. A brief stopover for picnic lunch in Mackinders Valley, and then we will have 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just below the main peaks of Batian and Neilon. It normally takes 7-8 hrs to get to the Shipton Camp from Old Moses Camp. On arrival we have a cup of hot coffee or tea while we wait for dinner to be served. Dinner and overnight in Shipton Camp @ 4200m.
DAY 4: SHIPTON POINT FULL DAY ACCLIMATIZING
It is at this point where we have acclimatization. After breakfast, connect the summit circuit path via Hauseberg Col (4700m) and descend to Hauserberg and Oblong tarns (4400m), then up to Western Terminal (4600m). On this day we will have a picnic lunch since the whole day will be spent acclimatizing. Return back to Shiptons’s Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: SHIPTON’S CAMP – POINT LENANA – MINTOS HUT
Wake up very early in the morning around 0230 hrs ready to hike to Point Lenana (4985). On a clear day, we should be able to see the panoramic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the South, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. What a perfect way to commence the day! After Point Lenana, we descend to Mintos (4250m) for breakfast then proceed to Road head for lunch, then trek for another 7 km to Bandas Hut for dinner and overnight saty
DAY 6: BANDAS – CHOGORIA – NAIROBI OR NANYUKI
After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having ascended Mt. Kenya.