Mount Kenya Ascent
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Nairobi. Complimentary transfers available for all clients arriving on Day 1. KE Land Only services begin with transfers.
Day 2: Drive north to the Mount Kenya National Park. Continue by 4WD vehicles to the Chogoria Gate. Overnight in a basic lodge, locally known as a 'banda'.
Day 3: Early morning game viewing walk. Then, after breakfast, we begin our trek across open moorland to our first camp at Lake Ellis. Optional afternoon acclimatisation walk on Mugi Hill.
Day 4: Trek across moorland to join the main Chogoria Trail. Views of Vivienne Falls and the Gorges Valley. Descend to a picturesque campsite at Lake Michaelson.
Day 5: Ascend to the 'alpine zone' above the treeline and head towards the north side of Point Lenana. A short, sharp scree slope takes up to the camp at Simba Tarn.
Day 6: Early start for the relatively easy ascent to Point Lenana, the trekkers' summit on Mount Kenya. We watch the sunrise over Africa and descend via the Sirimon Route to Old Moses Camp.
Day 7: Trek down to the park gate and then drive to Nairobi. We have the use of a day room at the hotel in Nairobi, before transferring to Nairobi Airport, where KE Land Only services end.
This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.
GPS Trip Data
You can view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude. Just click on the link below to view the PDF document with all the Garmin connect links. In addition you can click on the images below to view Google Earth images of the full route, elevation profile and daily tracks.