Best of Mount Kenya: 5 Nights/6 Days
Type of safari- Mountain Climbing Safaris, Destination - Kenya
A magnificent climb through varied ecosystems and awe-inspiring scenery. Taking the most popular Chogoria-Naromoru route or choose from several others.
Morning spent sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek. Lunch at the Lodge
(this is an extra charge). In the afternoon we are driven to the Sirimon gate and then the to the road head at 3,300m. An easy walk in the afternoon to help acclimatization, overnight Judmaier's Camp (3,300m) 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 stiff 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.