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Mount Kenya Climbing 6 Days Land of Contrast

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This trek offers some of the best views of the main peaks with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely; we traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon track, join the best of Timau, then join the best of Chogoria and Descend the Naromoru track.

Day Destination Activities Accommodations Meals
1 Judmaier camp (3,300m) Transfer from Nairobi to Sirimon park gate to start mount Kenya climbing Judmaier camp L, D
2 Sirimon valley (3,940m) Trek from Judmaier camp to Sirimon valley Sirimon valley BB,L, D
3 Hall Tarns (4,300m) Climb from Sirimon valley to Hall Tarns Hall Tarns BB,L, D
4 Hall Tarns (4,300m) Excursion Day. Descend to Lake Michaelson, See Cave Temple, Vivenne Falls etc Hall Tarns BB,L, D
5 Met. Station (3,080m) Climb to Point Lenana at 4985m. Then descend to Met. Station Met Station BB,L, D
6 Nairobi Trek from Met Station to Naromoru park gate. Then transfer to Nairobi BB,L

Abbreviations: BB – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, LB: Lunch Box

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi- Judmaiers Camp (3,300m)

Pickup from Nairobi Aiport or Hotel and be driven to Mt.Kenya region to arrive at Nanyuki at 1100hrs where you meet the guides and porters to assist you in sorting trekking equipments. Then be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day 2: Judmaier Camp – Sirimon valley (3,940m)

After breakfast trek up the moorland and break away from Sirimon track at altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom visited area with a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m.

Day 3: Sirimon valley – Hall Tarns (4,300m)

An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain with its 1,000 – vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys and cascading water-fall, is one of the most spectacular trekked areas in Kenya. Night camped at Hall Tarns (4,300m).

Day 4: Excursion Day

Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. See the incredible cave formation known as the Temple. Walk down the valley to Vivienne falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight at Hall Tarns (4,300m.).

Day 5: Hall Tarns – Pt. Lenana 4985m- Met. Station (3,080m)
Predawn ascent to the third highest peak Pt.Lenana (4,985m). Early start helps to be ontop for sunrise and good view of the paeks and environs, on a clear day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro –the highest mountain in Africa. It takes 04 hours of walking to the summit. Descend to Teleki Valley on the west side of the mountain to Mackinders Camp for breakfast and a rest. Afternoon proceed down to through the moorland to Met.Station for dinner and overnight. (3,080m).

Day 6: Met. Station- Nairobi

Depart Met.Station after breakfast and hike down through the forest to Naromoru park gate where you find the vehicles waiting to transfer you to the next destination. END.

The Tour Includes

  • Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
  • Transport to Park Gates
  • Transport from Park Gates to Nairobi or your hotel
  • Mount Kenya National Park Conservation fees (entry fee)
  • Mount Kenya National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park hut accommodation fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking guides
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking porters
  • One Porter per person for personal Mountain luggage (maximum 15 kgs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified cook/Chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
  • All meals while on the mountain Kenya climbing expedition.
  • Boiled water; tea and coffee with meals
  • 1 basic first Aid kit per group

The Tour Excludes

  • Pre & post climb accommodation in Naromoru if required
  • Any Domestic of International lights
  • Specialized climbing equipments such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost)
  • Travel insurance, Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Personal mountain  equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc (available at cost)
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders (please note no soft plastics are permitted on the Mountain)
  • Tips/gratuities for guide(s), porters & cook
  • Beverages such as Soda and Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional unscheduled transfer form park gates to Nairobi or hotel.

Tour Cost

Group Size Per Person rate
01 person US$ 1,655
02 – 03 people US$ 1,520
04 – 05 people US$ 1,440
06 – 07 people US$ 1,360
09 and above US$ 1,170

Payment Policy

Booking fee: 30% within 7 days after confirmation of the booking
Balance and full payments to be paid 25 days prior to safari starting date.
Booking confirmed within 25 days to the tour starting date should be paid in full.

Ashford Tours is not liable for the progress of any booking incase of non-compliance of the above payment conditions. We recommend that you secure your booking with a deposit of 30% of the tour fees within 7 days of confirmation. The balance of payment is due 25 days prior to the tour starting date. Upon receipt of full payment, Ashford Tours will issue all relevant travel documents.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed Ashford Tours and Travel retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

  • Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;
No of days to travel date Percentage forfeited of tour price
Over 45 days 5% Administration cost
25 – 45 days to arrival date 30% of tour price
24-15 days 50% of the tour price
7-14 days 70% of the tour price
Less than 6 days and no show No refunds. We retain 100% of the tour fee

• If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.

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