This itinerary is for the ascent of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya, at an altitude of 4985 metres. This is not a technical climb, but a hike. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be more than capable of completing the trek provided they approach it in a sensible manner. The ascent is via the Chogoria Route, on the little used east side of the mountain.
Driver from Nairobi, about 3 1/2 hours from Nairobi to Chogoria. Where we collect the porters and guides (as required). then 22 km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m. Dependent on road conditions, these 30 km have been known to take all afternoon to do and in really wet conditions it is possible that the top four or five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the Meru Mt. Kenya Banda’s.Dinner and overnight at Meru Mt Kenya Lodge
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk to road head gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks then it's time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,300m, well away from any of the more "touristy" areas.Dinner and overnight at camp site.
From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minot’s Hut after about 4 hour walking. Lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minot’s Hut and next to one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb views across to "The Temple.Dinner and overnight camp site.
3am leave for the summit passing near the Simba Tarn and Harris Tan to Point Lenana which is appproximately 4 - 5 hours. After the sunrise at 6.30 and nice views of Kilimanjaro and the Coast line descend back to Shipton for full breakfast and thereafter descend to Old moses (Bandas) Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
After breakfast decent 9km to sirimoni gate then drive to NanyukiTown to Nairobi.
Price inclusive of:
Transport from Nairobi To Chogoria by private Transport.
Accommodation at Mt Kenya Bandas Single Beds , hot shower .
4 x4 transfer on Chogoria route
3 meals per day while trekking
5 days Mt. Kenya trek
4 nights’ accommodation while trekking
Transport from Sirimoni gate to Nairobi by private Transport
All government park fees
English/ Speaking Chief Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide(Group)
English Speaking Porters and cooks
Mt Kenya Certificate after successful summit challenge
Exclusive of Tents and Sleeping mats, Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.
NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.