Mount Kenya Hiking 5 Days 4 Nights
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Last updated: 01/21/2010
This is the most common traverse on Mt. Kenya. Unless preferred, camping is not necessary as accommodation is available in mountain huts throughout the trip. Although the trip offers reasonably good chances of reaching the summit, those who may not manage the challenge can cross over via the easier summit circuit trail and join up with other hikers at the Mackinder's Camp or consider adding on a day at Shipton's 4200m to acclimatize better ahead of the summit.
Arrival – Nairobi
Upon your arrival, you will be met by the Tour Manager who will welcome you and brief you on your safari before transferring you to your hotel for rest, dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hill Park Hotel
Nairobi – Narumoru – Mt. Kenya National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred from the hotel to Narumoru and then to Mt. Kenya National Park Gate where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will hike for 3 hours to the Meteorological Station where you will spend the night and have dinner.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Meteorological Station
Meteorological Station – Mackinder’s Camp – Point Lenana
After breakfast, you will hike all the way to Mackinder’s Camp with a picnic lunch en route. You will arrive at Mackinder’s for an overnight and dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp
Mackinder’s Camp – Point Lenana
You will then wake up at 3.00am to proceed to Point Lenana for a nice scenic view of the sunrise. When at Point Lenana you will stand a chance to view Mt. Kilimanjaro at 4985m – 16355ft. Thereafter, descend down to Shipton’s Camp for breakfast. Then proceed to Old Moses Camp for an overnight.
Dinner and overnight stay at Old Moses Camp
Day 5: Old Moses – Sirimon Park Gate
After breakfast, proceed to the Sirimon Park Gate where you will find your vehicle waiting for you to transfer you back to Nairobi.
Dinner and overnight at Hill Park Hotel or similar
End of Safari
- Inclusions -
- Transport from Nairobi to Mt. Kenya National Park Gate and back to Nairobi * Hiking from the gate to the mountain and back * First night and last night accommodation in Nairobi * Accommodation in mountain huts or tents when camping * Services of a guide, chef and porters * All National Park Entrance fees and camp site fees * All food - breakfasts, lunches (packed if necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own chef
- Exclusions -
- Travel and personal accident insurance * Tips to porters or guide or driver or any other person * Personal hiking equipment-sleeping bags, boots etc * Expenditure on all drinks
- Extras -
- Equipment check list
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.
Other Check list (limit yourself)
1 set of thermal underwear (top & bottom e.g poly plopeline thermos)
1 sleeping bag (rating -0 degree or four seasons goose down sleeping bags)
1 warm jersey puff jacket e.g the North Face Types of Jackets
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 T-shirts (cotton/wool)
4 pairs of thermal hiking socks
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 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering glasses
1 wool hat
1 warm scarf
NB: Make sure that your boots are waterproof
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:
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).
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 familiarise 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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