4 DAYS MOUNT KENYA TREKKING

Kenya
4 Days Trekking ( either Naromoru or Sirimon route)

 

Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs and drive to Mount Kenya region- 3 hours’ drive to Naromoru where you meet the guide for briefing and sorting of the equipment’s. Then proceed to Naromoru park-gate on Naromoru route where you start the trek. The guide set a leisurely pace for a relaxing trek up on the mountain. The trek helps you to acclimatize and enjoy seeing fascinating vegetation zones of an equatorial mountain and the associated rich animal and bird life. Packed Lunch is provided en-route. The trek takes 3 hours to the Met station where we spend the night in the Mountain log cabins.
A good day for acclimatization for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 3,050m. A short hike is taken in the afternoon to gain and loose altitude.
Camp; Met. Station- 3,080m/ 10,000ft.
Accommodation facility; Mountain huts.
Trekking time; 3 hours.
Distance; 9 km.
Rating; Medium.
Altitude gained; 400m.
After breakfast hike up past forest line to moorland zone covered by tussock glass and Heathers zone onto the Teleki valley to the crest of the ridge from which vantage point you have a splendid view of the main peaks. Packed lunch is provided en-route. Proceed on for 2 hours to get to Teleki lodge for Dinner and overnight in hut.
Camp; Teleki lodge- 4,200m/ 14,200ft.
Accommodation facility; Mountain huts.
Trekking time; 6- 7 hours.
Distance; 11 km.
Rating; High.
Altitude gained; 1,200 m.
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A per-dawn start at 0400hrs is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for clear view of the majestic scenery after sunrise. With the help of the guide ascent to the third highest peak ( point lenana 4985 m, 4- 5 hour), at the peak on a clear day you can be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos then descend down through the Austrian to Teleki lodge for breakfast and rest.
Afternoon proceed to hike down for 5 hours through the moorland to Met. Station to arrive late afternoon. Packed lunch is served en-route to the camp. Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight.
Longest day.
Peak; Point Lenana, 4985m/ 16355ft
Camp; Met. Station- 3,080m/ 10,000ft.
Accommodation facility; Mountain huts.
Trekking time; 13 hours (With breaks).
Distance; 16 km.
Rating; High.
Altitude gained; 700m.
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After breakfast depart Met. Station camp and hike through the forest to Naromoru parkgate where you find vehicle waiting and be transferred back to Nairobi or proceed to your next destination.
Camp; Naromoru – 1,970m/ 6,500ft.
Trekking time; 3 hours.
Distance; 9 km.
Rating; Medium.
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Price for this Trek
Cost includes;
• Pickup from Nairobi to the start of the mountain –depending with the itinerary.
• *All park entry fees,
• *Camping fees,
• Full board up on the mountain,
• Guide, Cook, and porters,
• Accommodation in high altitude tents in Single or Twin Sharing (As per the itinerary),
• Accommodation in mountain huts – depending with the itinerary.
• Drop off at Nairobi after the trek.

 

Not included;
• All personal trekking gears – see list attached. We do have gears for hire from our mountain store.
• Accommodation in hotel before and after the trek.
• Drinks, shopping, tipping and extras while on safari.

 

Number OF People
Price in USD per person
1 Person
$1500
2 Pax
$1250
3 Pax
$1175
4 Pax
$1150
5 Pax
$1100
6 Pax
$1050
7 Pax
$1000
8 or more Pax
$980
ENJOY
www.simasafari.com Mountain Equipment List & Hiring charges.
Items on this list has been chosen to maximize your comfort and safety while hiking on the mountain.

 

FOR THE HEAD AND FACE:
• Wool hat: Bring one that covers ears, a balaclava type is excellent.- available for hire @ Usd 20 per hat.
• Shade Hat: Visor hats with good brims are essential for protection from the equatorial sun.
• Sunglasses: Essential for eye protection in the tropics, at altitude. • Sunscreen: Bring plenty of complete sun block.
• Lip Balm: you’re favorite.

 

FOR THE UPPER BODY:
• Upper Body Layers: For climbing the mountain we recommend you have three warm layers. Items must be made of wool, synthetic or pile. Make sure all layers fit comfortably over each other and supply good insulation. – Down Jacket or heavy jacket of wool- available for hire @ Usd 40 per jacket.
• Freeze jacket or warm wool sweater- available for hire @ Usd 30 per sweater.
• T-shirts – 3 pcs- Synthetic is the best.
•Gloves : Wool or pile. One pair of heavy mittens and a light pair of gloves work wellavailable for hire @ Usd 20 per pair.
• Rain Parka: Afternoon showers are common in East Africa, especially on the mountain. Bring a good rain parka- waterproof nylon that has been “seam sealed” – Available for hire @ Usd 40 per rain jacket..

 

LOWER BODY
• Quick Dry Hiking Shorts: 1 pair. Good for hiking at lower elevations on the mountain.
• Long Underwear Bottoms: One pair. Wool or synthetic.
• Wool, Bunting or Pile Pants: One pair that fit loosely and are comfortable.
• Rain Trouser: Bring a good pair of rain pants. Waterproof nylon that has been “seam sealed”. Available for hire at Usd 40 per pair
• Tights: Lycra or polypropylene type are comfortable to hike in, provide good warmth.
• Undergarments: Enough for the duration of the trek.

 

FOR THE FEET:
• Thin Socks: Two pair of synthetic socks to wear under heavy wool socks. These help to prevent blisters and keep feet dry- available for hire @ Usd 20 per pair.
• Thick Socks: 3 pairs of heavy wool or synthetic socks to wear for warmth with hiking boots- available for hire @ Usd 20 per pair.
• Hiking Boots: One pair medium weight hiking boots large enough to be comfortable with on liner sock and one heavy wool –available for hire @ Usd 40 per pair.
• Tennis Shoes or sandals: These are to wear in camp after a day of hiking.

 

FOR SLEEPING:
• Sleeping Bag: On the mountain temperatures can get down to zero degrees Fahrenheit at night so bring a warm bag- available for hire @ Usd 40 per sleeping bag.

 

FOR DRINKING:
• Water Bottle: One of 2 liters wide-mouthed plastic bottles at least. The rest of days we refill with stream water. Bring purifying tables.

 

FOR CARRYING YOUR GEAR:
• Rucksack (60ltrs): A comfortable pack with some support is adequate to carry personal gear by the porters- available for hire @ Usd 40 per rucksack.
• Day Pack: Small day pack for your personal loads with camera gear, water for the day and rain jacket and personal effects- available for hire @ Usd 30 per day pack.
• Store bag of the clothes to be left at hotel. This will meet you at the hotel after the climb.
• Plastic Bags: Several, to double bag your sleeping bag and clothes on the mountain. It can rain every afternoon.

 

FOR PERSONAL HEALTH AND COMFORT:
• Toiletries: Bring enough for entire trip. Keep simple and light. Bring enough for all your needs.
• Walking sticks: Optional* helps to balance on steep terrain- available for hire @Usd 25 per pair.
• Headlamp or head lamp: Important on summit day and handy in camp. Plenty of batteries- available for hire @ Usd 30 per headlamp.
• Personal First Aid and Drug Kit:
• Trail Munchies: Although plenty of snack food is provided, trekkers like that taste of home in their pack. Touted as an important accessory by those who have brought them in the past!
• Hot Drink Mixes: We will provide plenty of coffee, cocoa and tea, but non-caffeinated drinks are not readily available here. Bring a supply of your favorite herbal teas.
• Towel: For wash up in camp, a small one is fine, or you can use a bandana.
•Towelettes: Such as “Wash ‘n’ Dries” for general hygiene.
• Spare Glasses: For contact wearers in dusty conditions and any eye glass wearer while on vacation.
• Umbrella: Very useful against rain and sun. Most guides use one

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