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Depart Nairobi in the morning accompanied by your mountain guide and drive through the beautiful Kikuyu country side arriving Naromoru ( base of climbing mt. Kenya) in time for lunch. Later transfer to Mt. Kenya Youth Hostels for dinner and overnight. Approximate time 3hrs.
Depart after breakfast and drive to Naromoru Park Gate. After registration start your hike through the rain forest for about 9 km with picnic lunch en route to Met Station (3050m) for dinner and overnight.
Depart Met Station walking through the moorland and along the Teleki Valley with a picnic lunch en-route arriving Mackinders camp ( 4300m ) early evening. Dinner and over night at the camp. Approx walking time 7hrs.
Your day of acclimatization. After breakfast hike to Two Turn – 4500m, then return to the camp for lunch , dinner and overnight.
Wake up early morning ( 0300hrs) and hike to the summit arriving point Lenana (4985m ) around 0630hrs. After a photo session descend down to Shipton Camp for a full breakfast then further down along Mackinders Valley arriving Old Moses late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
After breakfast bid goodbye to the twin peaks of Batian and Nelion and descend down through the rain forest for 9 kms to the Sirimon Gate where you get your transport back to Nairobi, making a lunch stop in Nanyuki.
– All transport
– Accommodation in the mountain huts
– All meals while on the climb
– Park entry fees
– Services of a qualified and experienced Mountain Guide
– Services of experienced porters and cook
– Government taxes
– Extras –tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
What to bring:
– Waterproof hiking boots
– Rain suit, sleeping bags
– Sunglasses balaclava
– Hand gloves
– Night shoes
– Large plastic bags -essential for wetness in case of rain
James Kariuki- Our Chief Mountain Guide
Our Chief Mountain guide is Mr. James M. Kariuki-James is a graduate of the American National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) 1996-1997. Backed by a team of knowledgeable courteous and attentive staff; James is a professional who puts safety first. You wont fail to notice his organizational skills characterized by him having worked with for the air force (Armed forces) before he sacrificed the prestigious job to do what he loves most. – Outdoor Adventures.
James has done more than 300 Ascends to date on Mount Kenya summit and 25 ascends on Mount Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak. Not to mention Mount Elgon, Aberdares ranges, Mount Meru-Arusha among others.
James is a member of:-
• The East African wildlife Society
• The St.Johns ambulance
• The Eco-Tourism Society
• Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock Vermont-USA
James hobbies are mounteeering, traveling & reading. He is widely traveled in East Africa, Europe and USA courtesy of his clients where he is invited as guest speaker to give lectures on mountaineering. In USA he has trekked part of the Appalachians trail among other places.