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  • Duration 6 days
    Group Size 2-12
    Land Cost $2,695 Details
    Single Supplement $375
    Lodging 1 star-3 stars
    Grade III
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    Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route

    Ascend to Point Lenana, third-highest summit in Africa

    Day 1      Nairobi

    Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. 

    Meals: None
    Lodging: Boulevard Hotel or similar

    Day 2      Chogoria Village and Bandas

    After breakfast, you will depart Nairobi and travel north to the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya.  Driving through this spectacular countryside in the valleys surrounding the mountain, you will stop to have lunch at Chogoria Village.  Then continue toward Chogoria Bandas, our starting point for the trek.  There is the option of hiking the last hour to camp, although all the equipment will be taken by vehicle. 

    Meals: B, L, D
    Lodging: Camping

    Day 3      Lake Ellis

    In the early morning, you meet your porters and begin the hike through the equatorial rainforest.   This forest is home to the elephant, cape buffalo, and leopard.  You may also be fortunate enough to see Colobus monkeys on our way.  After a picnic lunch at 8,000 feet, spend the afternoon hiking up through bamboo forest, then through montane forest glades to our camp on the shore of Lake Ellis.  You arrive at your camp in time for lunch.  After a short siesta, take a short acclimitazation hike in the afternoon to the top of nearby Mugi Hill before returning to camp at dusk.

    Meals: B, L, D
    Lodging: Camping

    Day 4      Hall Tarns

    Today is spent traversing the eastern moorlands of Mount Kenya along the edge of the Nithi Gorge.  Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking this beautiful gorge above Vivienne Falls.  In the afternoon, hike up the ridge of the Nithi to your private camp at Hall Tarns at 14,500 feet.  You will also hike the short distance to the edge of The Temple, a large overhanging buttress overlooking Lake Michaelson, close to Hall Tarns.  Near the track head, a small bridge crosses the Nithi stream.  Following the stream downriver leads to The Gates Waterfall.  The path then heads up a ridge above the Gorges Valley, with stunning views to the peaks, Lake Michaelson, The Temple, and across the valley to Delamere and Macmillan peaks.  On today's hike, you will also see some of the grandest views on Mount Kenya, where the Nithi Gorge plunges several hundred feet below to the banks of Lake Michaelson.

    Meals: B, L, D
    Lodging: Camping

    Day 5      Point Lenana Summit

    Breaking camp at about 4:00 am, leave the vegetation of Hall Tarns behind and enter the Alpine Zone, a strange world of rock, ice, and serene mountain lakes.  Today you summit Point Lenana (16,355 feet), the third highest peak on the mountain.  If the day is clear, you will be able to see as far north as Ethiopia, with Kilimanjaro also frequently visible some 250 miles to the south.  From the summit, descend to Old Moses camp for your overnight, with a picnic breakfast at Shipton's Camp along the way.

    Meals: B, L, D
    Lodging: Camping

    Day 6      Final Descent and Nairobi Departure

    After an early breakfast, hike down to the Sirimon Gate, where you will meet the vans for your transfer back to Nairobi.  You arrive back around 4:00 pm and will be provided day rooms for refreshing prior to departure.  Alternately, extend your holiday with a wildlife safari in one of Kenya's great parks.

    Meals: B, L
    Lodging: Day room at Bouldevard Hotel or similar



     
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