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Mt Kenya Climbing.

Mountain Climbing KenyaMt Kenya:
Located 180 kilometers North of Nairobi in Kirinyaga District is Africa’s second highest peak, Mount Kenya.
At 5199 meters only Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is higher than Mount Kenya in Africa.
 
 


The mountain overlooks the 715km2 Mount Kenya National Park.
The Mountain has three peaks Batian, Nelion and Lenana. Batian is the highest peak at 5199 meters and Nelion follows at 5188 meters and Lenana is the third highest.
The three snowy peaks every morning from high- rise buildings in Nairobi or Thika are visible and glitter.

The least treacherous to climb of the three peaks is Lenana. It’s the one most novice hikers or amateur climbers get to. The other two are scaled by skilled seasoned climbers with specialized equipment. From Lenana climbers can view easily the infinite Kenyan horizons unfurl. At sunset and sunrise the silhouette vast plains and hills of Africa hold a spectacular moment in time for climbers.

The three main climbing routes to reach the summit are Sirimon, Narumoru and Chogoria. It takes five to six days to climb up to the peak. Though not preferred due to its long distance the Chogoria Route is ideal for adventurous climbers who want to experience the spectacular green scenery of the Mount Kenya National Park.

The Sirimon route in Nanyuki other than Narumoru is preferred by climbers targeting to reach Nelion or Batian the summit peak. Narumoru is the preferred for descending down the mountain. The Sirimon route offers spectacular view of the scenery, gentler ascent rate it’s also flexible and faster.

Climbers concur when Sirimon is combined with Chogoria route to descend it adds value to the experience. Sirimon route also offers climbers the best view of the peaks.

The Lenana peak can also be approached from the Narumoru route. Though rarely used in ascension, Chogoria route in Meru offers climbers a chance to detour and visit Lakes Michaelson and Ellis. To complete the experience climbers ascend via the Sirimon route. Along the climbing routes there are camps with huts and bandas where climbers can rest and reload. Some are Teleki Valley Rescue Hut, Black Hole Bivvy, Bailles Bivvy and Howell Hut.

Due to harsh cold weather that plagues climbers as they ascend, they are advised to pack heavy winter clothes and serrated boots for grip. Special climbing equipments are provided by the climbing companies. Climbers are advised by medics against rapid ascension as it increases incidences of attitude sickness.

These include lack of sufficient oxygen to breathe whose effects are diminished by rapid descent down.We climb to Mount Kenya assign porters, hikers and skilled guides to assist the climbers.

ASSKM 040 Mt. Kenya Climbing -- Sirimon Route.

5 Days/4 Nights : Sirimon -Down Sirimon.
Day 1.Nairobi-Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi in the morning after breakfast arriving Nanyuki for lunch. The rest of the day is spent acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at a selected Hotel.

Day 2.Nanyuki-Old Moses Hut(3500m)
Depart Nanyuki for Sirimon Gate, after check in begin hiking for about 5hours through rain forest to old Moses mountain hut. Dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 3.Old Moses-Shipton Hut(4200m)

Today climb 4200m at shipton hut, directly below point Lenana Peak, the climb provides some amazing vistas of snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight at Hut.(6-7hours).

Day 4.Shipton-Old Moses
Arise before dark and leave for the final climb to point Lenana at4985m (17058ft). After enjoying the incredible views and the success of reaching the top, descend back for Moses Camp, Dinner and overnight.

Day 5.Old Moses-Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.

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CONTACT US FOR PRICING:

Inclusive in Price:
Transportation from and back to Nairobi
Nairobi airport transfers.
National park fees
Government tax and levies
Mountain Guides, cooks and porters
Accommodation on mountain huts and camping
Meals(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Price Exclude:
Mountain gears
Tips
Drinks
All items of personal nature
NB:Indicate the Route code on your Inquiry:

Online Enquiry Form

 

ASSKM 041
5Days/4Nights

Route: Sirimon out Chogoria
Day 1.Nairobi-Sirimon.
Drive from Nairobi/Nanyuki to sirimon park gate. Then hike in 3hrs for 9km to old moses camp(3300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2.
Breakfast and then hike via Mackinders valley to Shiptons Camp(4200m) for 5-7hrs arriving in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 3.
This is an acclimatization day-Climb high and sleep low. Hike up to 4700m and then back to Shiptons Camp for lunch. Spend the whole afternoon relaxing. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp.

Day 4.
Summit Day: Wake up early in the morning 2:30am.Have some tea and cookies, start hiking at around 3:00am to Lenana Point (4985m) getting there on time at around 6:00am to catch up with the sunrise. Take photos and then drop down to Mintos Camp for your breakfast. After breakfast drop further for 7hrs to Chogoria Bandas arriving there late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 5.
Early morning breakfast,then drop further via the Bamboo rain forest.Walk for 10km and then catch up with 4 wheel drive if the road is accessible to drop Chogoria Village for Lunch and then connect your car back to Nairobi/Nanyuki or as per your programme.

End of our Services.

CONTACT US FOR PRICING:

Inclusive in Price:
Transportation from and back to Nairobi
Nairobi airport transfers.
National park fees
Government tax and levies
Mountain Guides, cooks and porters
Accommodation on mountain huts and camping
Meals(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Price Exclude:
Mountain gears
Tips
Drinks
All items of personal nature

NB:Indicate the Route code on your Inquiry:

Online Enquiry Form

 

ASSKM 042
5Days/4Nights: Route: Sirimon Traverse Naro-Moru.

Day 1.
Drive from Nairobi/Nanyuki to sirimon park gate. Then hike in 3hrs for 9km to old moses camp(3300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2.
Breakfast and then hike to Shiptons Camp(4200m) for 5-7hrs arriving in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 3.
Summit Day: Wake up early in the morning 2:30am.Have some tea and cookies, start hiking at around 3:00am to Lenana Point(4985m) getting there on time at around 6:00am to catch up with the sunrise. Take photos and then traverse to Naro- Moru route via Austrian hut then to Mackinders camp for breakfast. After breakfast relax and then Lunch.After lunch take a walk to Telekii tarn and then back to Mackinders for your dinner and Overnight.

Day 4.
Morning breakfast and then drop further to Met Station Camp via Moorland.Here you encounter the famous vertical bogs.Arrive in the camp in the late afternoon.Dinner and overnight in Met Station Camp.

Day 5.
Early morning breakfast,then drop via a big rain forest to Naro-Moru gate.Here connect your car to Naro-moru village and proceed back to Nairobi or as per your programme.

End of our Services.

CONTACT US FOR PRICING:

Inclusive in Price:
Transportation from and back to Nairobi
Nairobi airport transfers.
National park fees
Government tax and levies
Mountain Guides, cooks and porters
Accommodation on mountain huts and camping
Meals(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Price Exclude:
Mountain gears
Tips
Drinks
All items of personal nature

NB:Indicate the Route code on your Inquiry:

Online Enquiry Form

Equipment List
Headlamp
Walking pole(s)/
Sleeping Bag,
Gaiters: To keep mud, rocks, and snow out of your boots.
Water purification: This is essential as water for drinking is taken directly from mountain streams.
Hiking Boots: This is the most important item on the list. You'll need a comfortable/waterproof pair of hiking boots which offer plenty of support. Make sure they are broken in before you get to Kilimanjaro!
Other Check list (limit yourself)

1 set of thermal underwear (top & bottom)
1 sleeping bag (rating 0 C or four seasons)
1 warm jersey/sweater (wool)
1 sleeping pad/mat
1 pair of track suit top & bottom
1 light towel
1 polar fleece/down vest
1 pair of light loose fitting cotton trousers
1 waterproof jacket (with a hood) & pants
1 to 2 long sleeves shirts (cotton/wool)
4 pairs of thermal hiking socks
2 to 3 T-shirts/shirts
2 pairs of thermal socks liner
2 to 3 pairs of shorts (with pockets)
1 pair of hiking boots
1 wide brimmed hat / baseball cap
1 pair of sneakers/trainers/takkies
1 pair of warm heavy weight gloves/mittens
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of light weight gloves (inner gloves)
1 bandana
1 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering glasses
1 balaclava
1 wool hat
1 warm scarf

NB: Make sure that your boots are waterproof

USEFUL EQUIPMENT:
2 x 2 litres water bottles (camel bags preferably)
1 head lamp (plus spare batteries & bulb)
1 pair of walking/ski poles
1 pocket swiss army knife
2 - 3 packets of moist towelettes.
1 travel pillow (optional)
Personal Items & Toiletries:
US $ Travelers cheques, toothpaste & tooth brush, body lotion, toilet paper and other personal hygiene items. (Ladies, please carry some sanitary toiletries as being at high altitude may alter your cycle).
Photographic (optional):
1 camera (plus spare batteries),film & tripod stand,different lenses,
1 pair of binoculars,video camera,video tapes, battery packs.
Miscellaneous (Optional):
notebook, pencil, sketchbook, masking tape, zip loc plastic bags, ear plugs, address list for post cards, map of Kilimanjaro (the trip leader will have one).

HEALTH:
Yellow Fever: This is compulsory and a certificate might be requested on arrival at the airport. Please make sure that you have the shot in time.
Malaria: There are various types of medicine on the market today used for prevention and treatment of malaria. We recommend that you consult your doctor on which prophylactics to take.
Water purification tablets:
On the mountain, we use water from the streams. Although drinking water will be boiled first, it is advisable to add a tablet or two - to be on the safe side.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
This is a condition commonly experienced at high altitude. In most cases, this can be avoided by following guidelines on hiking pace, eating, resting and fluid intake. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the various affects that altitude can cause.
(Please consult your doctor on use of Diamox - tablets used by some mountaineers to help them cope with the effects of altitude).
Personal medical supplies (optional): As your tour leaders, we will carry a group medical kit.
Some items that you might want to carry would include; aspirin, imodium, laxatives, antibiotics, bandages, malaria tablets, gauze, adhesives, betadine, throat lozenges, eye drops, sun block, lip balm, moleskin antihistamine tablets and cream .

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