13 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING - 13 Days

13 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING

13 days mount kenya climbing, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).

Day 1
NARO MORU

Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed South towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at Nanyuki hotel/ Lodge in time for Lunch. Relax and Enjoy the lodge the climate of Mt Kenya and scenery while sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. Dinner and overnight at Simbas Lodge.

Day 2
MET. CAMP SITE

Drive to Naromoru Gate and then walk to Met station roadhead at 11,000 ft. Overnight Met station camp. Here we spend the night in high altitude mountain bandas. 9kms 3-4 hrs walk

Day 3
Mackinders Camp

After Break we ascend the Mackinders and spend the night camped in this beautiful little valley below subsidiary peaks of point john and diamond cooler. Overnight stay Mackinders. 15 kms 5-6 hrs walk

Day 4
Mackinders Camp - Summit Point Lenana

Climb to point Lenana and then to Mintos Hut for breakfast then down to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas for overnight. 18 kms from Mintos.5-7 hrs walk

Day 5
Meru Mount Kenya Bandas- Chogoria Town

Decsend from bandas to Chogoria town with option of walking half way or taking 4×4. 32kms .walking is 7 hrs while drive 2 hours.Overnight at Kenya Comfort hotel

Day 6
Shuttle bus Nairobi-Moshi - 13 days mount kenya climbing

Board Riverside shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi)

Day 7
Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m) Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: About 18 km’s Habitat: Montane forest

Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 8
Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m) Hiking time: 6 hours

Distance: About 9 km’s Habitat: Moorland

Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 9
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m) Hiking time: 7 hours

Habitat: Semi desert You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 10
Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)

Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: About 13 km’s Habitat: Alpine desert The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 11
SUMMIT ATTEMPT

Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m) Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: About 7 km’s ascent – 23 km’s descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman’s point and down to Horombo hut. Over night, stay at the camp

Day 12
Mandara Hut

Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.

Day 13
Last Day

After breakfast board shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

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