The 5 Days Mount Kenya hike is an amazing hiking safari package that has been uniquely crafted to suit every enthusiastic hiker’s needs. Explore the spectacular Mt. Kenya, Africa’s 2nd highest mountain rising at an altitude of 5199 meters. Mt. Kenya is an extinct volcano that dates back to over 2.5 million years accessible 200 km North of Nairobi city.
Located in Mount Kenya National Park, this extinct volcano features 3 beautiful peaks- point Lenana (4985m), Nelion, and Mbatian. This Sirimon Chigoria hike incorporates 2 routes that lead hikers to Mount Kenya summits. Ascending to the summit will be through the Sirimon path and descending through the Chogoria route. This volcano trek comes with uninterrupted views of the Gorges Valley, Lake Ellis, and Lake Michelson.
Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
Set off from the beautiful Nairobi city for Mt. Kenya for about 3 hours and arrive at Chogoria for a lunch break. Board your 4×4 safari car again and continue to the scenic edge of the bamboo forest to begin your hike 10 km to where the Mount Kenya bandas are found.
Day 2: Lake Ellis Campsite -3600 meters
Have a hot cup of tea/coffee and with your porter, set off for another hike through Lake Ellis while enjoying the breathtaking views of Ithanguni, Mugi, and the giant billiards table. In case you take the Riverside route, go 3km upstream while enjoying incredible views of the flora and sceneries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the stream banks and proceed to 3600-meter elevation for relaxation.
Day 3: Minto Camp 4200m
Begin the day with an early morning breakfast and after, set off along the off-the-beaten-path along a ridge 3 hours upwards to connect to the tourist track along the Chogoria route 4100m. Here, you will be enjoying the remarkable views of the Gorges Valley and return to Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Enjoy lunch at around the small stream and then proceed to Mintos Hut 4200m. After relaxation, you may continue to the “temple” for about 10 minutes’ trek and back to Mintos Hut for a night stay.
Day 4: Point Lenana 4985m to Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, ascend to Point Lenana Kenya’s 3rd highest peak. From here, start descending through Shipton camp-Mackinder’s valley to the Old Moses camp located at an altitude of 3300m. Enjoy a gentle trek back with great views of the scenery including the Moorlands.
Day 5: From the Old Moses Camp back to Nairobi
Have a tasty cup of coffee/tea and spend 3 hours walking to the Sirimon Park gate where you will meet the driver guide. From Sirimon gate, drive back to Nairobi and this brings to an end the 5 Days Mount Kenya hike.
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