Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing, Hiking & Expeditions
YHA Kenya Travel offers you the opportunity to sample some of the exciting adventure activities while in Kenya. Some of which are a very excellent range of short-term budget travel tour package designed for travelers looking at trekking, climbing or walking in and around Mount Kenya.
These Mountain trips are designed to suit all budget travelers, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. Please choose an itinerary provided on this site that best suits your interest on any expedition tour of Mount Kenya. We hope that you will enjoy traveling in and around Mount Kenya to enable you to enjoy and save on great travel deals provided for.
Mount Kenya Overview
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater.
Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National park. The park protected
area of 3200m above sea level was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sq. km. The mountain comprises three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and the prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m.
Climb Mount Kenya by Choosing between Sirimon-Chogoria and Naro Moru Routes.
Mount Kenya National Park.
Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] is the country's highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator.
The National park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] contour plus two salient astride the Naro Moru and the Sirimon routes.
The mountain consists of three peaks theBatian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.
5 Days Trekking Mount Kenya Naromoru Route
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 a Nanyuki Budget Hotel / Lodge in time for Lunch. Relax and Enjoy magnificent scenery of Mt Kenya region. A COMPLIMENTARY walking tour to the EQUATOR.Overnight at budget Hotel.
DAY 2: MET.CAMP SITE
Early morning photo taking Mt Kenya when it’s clear then after breakfast, Drive to the gate then walk to the Meteorological Station. This is a very good day for acclimatization; for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000 ft. 9 km's 3-4 hours walk
DAY 3: MACKINDER'S CAMP SITE
Hike up through the Teleki valley to Mackinder’s Camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6 hours. Overnight Mackinder’s Camp. (14,000 ft.) 9kms 4-5 hours walk
DAY 4: MACKINDER'S CAMP SITE
A pre- dawn attempt of point Lenana is made to ensure a successful summit bid and to try to reach the summit in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery. After climbing Pt. Lenana we return back to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast and then proceed down to Met Station Lodge for overnigh.9 km's 3 to 4 hours walk
DAY 5: NAIROBI
After breakfast at Met station walk down to Park Gate to catch your transport back to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon
Reach the summit at all costs!!!!
Price USD 705 Per Person
Prices of the above inclusive of:
Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/Naro Moru-Nairobi
3 meals per day while trekking
4 days Mt. Kenya trek
3 nights’ accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Nanyuki/Naro Moru- park gate- return
All government park fees at Mt Kenya National park
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Accommodation at Nanyuki Budget Hotel/ lodge D/B/B
Mt Kenya Certificate
Two Man tent.
Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers. Price is exclusive of first and last Night accommodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipment’s available at a reasonable cost
NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well-cooked food.
Budget hotels in Nairobi
Kenya Comfort inn -Single-Parkside budget hotel Nairobi Kenya
: Standard hotels Nairobi-
Boulevard Hotel and silver springs Hotel
Nairobi Kenya Airport transfers 20 USD 1-3 pax in a saloon car
Group and private prices available transport are (with 25-Seater buses and 9 seater tour Vans)
You can extend the climb with a safari either camping or lodge or beach holiday
Reach the summit at all costs!!!!
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