Mount Kenya Rock Climbing (8 Days)

DAY 01:Nairobi – old moses camp(3300m)
After breakfast you will be picked from your Nairobi hotel to drive to nanyuki arriving there on time for lunch.after lunch you will proceed to sirimon gate where the trek starts.You will then hike a 9km distance for about 3-4 hours arriving at oldmoses for dinner and overnight.

DAY 02:Old moses-Shiptons camp(4200m)
After breakfast you will start a 14km hike taking 6-7 hours through the moorland to reach shiptons camp in the afternoon for dinned and overnight

DAY 03. Shipton-Mackinders Camp(4200m)
For a better acclimatization you kick off your peak stretching 2 days.Today you go antclockwise, first through hausberg Col at 4600M, and the pass between Oblong and Hausberg Tarns.Then climb up to Nanyuki to Two Tarns to descending to Mackinders Camp on the south western side of peak,at abou t4300m for dinner and overnight.

DAY 04  Mackinders camp – Point Lenana(4985m) – Shipton Camp(4200m)
You rise early in the morning at around 7,after breakfast you continue with your trek to top hut(Austrian hut 4800m).From this hut make final short ascent of point Lenana 4985m, Point lenana is the common “trekkers peak” From this summit you the go straight down to the Northwest side baack to Shipton Camp, passing  Harris tarn.

DAY 05. Full day at Shiptons` Camp
On your 5th day you have option of taking a rest day or of climbing a short route on either Point Peter or Point Dutton. In either case you also prepare for climb of Batian the following morning(PREPARATION DAY)

Day 06. Shipton-Batian (5199m)  – Shipton  (Climbing day)
Ascent of Batian by the North face Standard route. Starting in the early morning dark, usually between 4 and 5 am, you may climb the first couple of pitches by the headlamp.The route initially follow a wide Clairol which you ascend for some 7 pitches,never harder than 5.7.You’ll then descend via the same route hopefully hitting Shipton’s camp before evening dusk for dinner and overnight.

DAY 07 . Shipton’s Camp-Meru Mt Kenya Bandas Lodge.
After breakfast you trek out begins and you hike down by the Scenic Chogoria Route. Your trek out begins with a climb up to Simba Col,then a quick descent to the halls Tarns. From here we follow the backbone of a ridge, overlooking the spectaculars Gorges Valley. Loosing the elevation fast you leave the high moorland and enter into the forest  belt that surrouuds Mount Kenya. As you approach the cabins of Meru Bandas( your destination for the night) you are most likely to spot Cape Buffalo,  Bush buck, and tracks of other wild animals.The Bands are welcome luxury… with hot showers..a fine evening log fire, a bed, with out mentioning a cold beer.

DAY 08 Bandas Lodge- Chogoria –Nairobi
After breakfast you hike for the first 2 hours so enjoying the bamboo forest.We often see Elephant tracks, and signs of many other wild wild animals.Continue further down up to the forest camp where you will be picked up by a 4 wheel drive vehicle and continue the drive to Chogoria town.Thereafter connect your car to drive back to nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.

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