08 DAYS BEST OF MT. KENYA
This trek offers some of the best views of the main peaks with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely. We traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon track, join the best of Timau, then join the best of Chogoria and descend the Naro Moru track.
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after clearing immigration and customs you will be met by our safari driver and transferred to the Best Western Premier Hotel, a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, for an overnight stay.
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Central Kenya past Thika pineapple plantations arriving in good time for your first day activity. You will be met by our guide and spent the early morning sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek and be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.
After breakfast trek up the moorland and break away from Sirimon track at altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom visited area with a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m.
An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain with its 1,000 – vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys and cascading water-fall, is one of the most spectacular trekked areas in Kenya. Night camped at Hall Tarns (4,300m).
Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. See the incredible cave formation known as the Temple. Walk down the valley to Vivienne falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight at Hall Tarns (4,300m.).
Alpine ascent on the third highest peak Pt.Lenana (4,985m). En route up north face little used by tourists. 04 hours of walking to the summit. Descend to Teleki Valley and spend the night at our Mackinders Camp (4,150m).
Descend the mountain via the Naro Moru route completing a fine circuit of Mt. Kenya, to the Naro Moru River Lodge for a well-earned rest.
Wake up call and enjoy breakfast, check out from your lodge and drive to Nairobi arriving in good time for lunch with free time for shopping. Optional half day city tour of Nairobi (at an Extra Cost). Optional dinner at a restaurant (At an Extra cost). Transfer to the Airport where you will be dropped off to connect to your outbound flight.
*It is the responsibility of the guest to provide travel agency with the necessary information for registration (i.e. name of travel insurance and policy number) and confirm receipt of such coverage in advance of travel*
*For those not wishing to travel with the necessary equipment, required camping gear may be provided for an extra fee*
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
• Although climate change has caused unpredictable seasonal changes in recent years, a trek up Mt Kilimanjaro is typically best enjoyed during the dry seasons – between December and March and between June and October.
• Climbers must be prepared to walk for 6-8 hours a day.
• Climbers must bring along own climbing gear OR hire at a fee.
• Our porters carry 8kg of personal climbing gear per client.