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When we were planning the trip, I could not find good, reliable information, so here are some hopefully helpful hints for those who plan to climb/trek Mount Kenya

Our flight to Nairobi arrived very early in the morning. Nevertheless we planned one night in Nairobi, to have time to shop on additional food supplies, gas for the stove and in case baggage goes missing.

If we would do it again, we would go directly from the airport to Chogoria, if we had an early arriving flight.
Food can be bought in Chogoria, gas canisters the type suitable e.g. for the jetboil are not really available in Nairobi. David located two for us, but at this second hand outdoor equipment store they wanted 35 $US each.

We cannot recommend the Chogoria Transit Motel. Online booking did not really work, we asked David to make a reservation. There they charged us the equivalent of 40$. According to our information it should have been MUCH less, probably , but still way too much. The rooms had no or thorn mosquito nets, the lightbulbs were blown, we had to wait nearly one hour for the breakfast.

We did the Chogoria route up to "basecamp":
Each day in the park is 52$ per person (foreigner). On Chogoria route days start with passing the new gate. You pay at the original gate, usually at the end of the first or start of the second day. You can NOT pay cash! Only credit card our Mpesa (kind of Kenyan PayPal).

For good acclimatization we tried to walk in slow.
1st night near the original gate (2800m).
2nd night "Roadhead" 3300m. There you have nice waterfalls, that means also running water for the last good wash.
3rd night "Minto Hut" 4200m. Good camping spot about 80m further from the hut. Where also the tarn (muddy water) is.
We had our climbing gear and food deposited by the porters at "Austrian Hut" 4790m. There we also said goodbye to Wilson our cook, packed camping gear and food and hiked down to near "Mac Kinders" 4200m for better acclimatization. There you also could get accommodation at the mountain rescue place, if you don't want to camp.

We had been happy with David (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), who organized the three porters and a cook for the first 4 days and also some other things. He was reliable.

In general in Kenya it is important to make things really clear, repeat things, let the other person repeat to avoid misunderstandings. For most things you should barging about the price.

We were also happy with Wilson our cook who was always in a good mood (unfortunatelly the email address Wilson gave me does not work any more).

If you have any questions just ask. If I can answer them, I will.

Easter holiday special offers 3 days tour

Easter holiday is celebrated every year,its a christian holiday but can be celebrated by anyone,we at mountkenya peak tours and safaris,have special offers that suites your budget,be it family,friends,groups,schools.
This year we decided to make you a very attractive Easter parckage in a group rate prices,both camping -mid budget-budget-lodge offers in maasai mara and mountkenya hike-trekk-walk-climb.this will apply both locals,residents or non residents.
This year we have organised parckage for 3 days maasai mara camping safari and 4 days mountkenya hiking safari in onne of the most scenic route.
 
 
 

mountkenya climbing and trekking routes

This is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. This ancient volcano lies astride the equator and rises to a height of 5199m. Its ascent takes one through several distinct vegetation belts. The lower slopes are covered by game-rich rain forests and above them the bamboo belt and the Afro-Alpine moorland follow. Finally out of the screes rise the glaciated summits and peaks which provide superb viewing points.

Mt Kenya can and is climbed at all times of the year. If possible however, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons that may start in mid March and last through till mid June. The long rains start from late October till end of November. The driest times on the mountain are usually January till mid March and again July through mid October. Any physically fit person can climb Mt. Kenya. No climbing experience is necessary to get you to the top of Kenya's highest Mountain (5,199M) with its magnificent gleaming glaciers, Flora & Fauna.

Mount Kenya climbing routes
Mount Kenya (5199m) is the second highest mountain in Africa. Although it lies only a few km from the Equator, it is heavily glaciated. The summit area consists of several smaller peaks surrounding the 2 main peaks of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). The flora and fauna of the park is very diverse. The forest zone is inhabited by buffalo and elephant and care should be taken when these are encountered.

Sirimon Route
This route provides the easiest and most scenic access to the Northern west side of the central peaks, it is 30 minutes drive from nanyuki town,which is the last town in this route,you can access the route through sirimon gate at 2650m.which include,where by you start the route by babbons  and columbus monkeys welcoming you,they are plenty of them around the sirimon gate,sirimon route has very dense forest and as you are walking you can easily pass through the equator and have a photo sessions,the main peaks easily seen on sirimon route are mackinders valley is easily accessible along the route, Batian peak, Nelion peak and Lenana peak. This routes has a lot of advantages that makes it more favorable and comfortable. It is the driest route in mountkenya.it has two permanent camps at the altitude of 3300m (oldmoses camp)olso known as the judimere and 4200m.(shiptons camp.this sirimon route has very beautiful sceneries,it has two junction at 3500m

Chogoria Route
The most beautiful route in Mount Kenya, Chogoria Route. This route provides access to the peaks, from the eastern side of the mountain. It is however, a much longer route, compared to the others.it has the largest and most beautiful dense forest,the drive from chogoria town to chogoria gate 2950m is 32km,animals such as wild elephants,bufalloes,and different species of monkeys are found on this route,it is much longer than the other routes,scenerios around that you expect to see are lake ellis,mugi hills,gorges valley,chogria route has no permanent camp,the main camps  found in chogoria route are meru mountkenya campsite 2950m,chogoria road head camp 3300m,lake ellis camp 3400m and mintos camp,4200m

mount-kenya-routes

Naru Moru Route
This route to the Teleki Valley. It has a steep marshy section known as the Vertical bog, is reached one hour from Met Station, this section is terrible and is covered in two hours. After three to four hours from Met Station the path reaches the crest of the ridge overlooking Teleki Valley (4000m),naromoru route is 30 minutes drive from naromoru town,naromoru route has permanent camps,

 

 

 

mountkenya hike/trekking/climb easter offers

Easter holiday  special offers!!! Book now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Yn2q_ZklA

Mounkenya trekking and hiking  can be conqured easily in some peaks without using some technical equipment this is done at point lenana which is the second africa hiking point in the summit 4985m which does not require technical equipments.mountkenya has more peaks that can be climbed,for example batian peak,nelion peak,dalton peak,point moses peak and nelion peak

mountkenya tour special offers

Day 1 :Transport from Nairobi to mountkenya  town  from Nayuki then start the hike to oldmoses camp 3300m.

Day 2:early trekk from  oldmoses to shiptons camp 4200m through mountkenya mackinders valley 

Day :3 attempt the summit at night to lenana peak 4985m and back to shiptons camp for breakfast then descend down to oldmoses camp for dinner

Day 4:After breakfast walk for 9 km through the rain forest to sirimon gate to connect the transport back to Nairobi.

Pricing varries from the number of people participating

The number of days

where the tour should start and end.

 

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