Mount Longonot and Mount Kenya Hiking: 7 Days 6 Nights Trekking

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Mount Longonot and Mount Kenya Hiking: 7 Days 6 Nights Trekking

* Longonot/Mt Kenya Climb - 7 days / 6 nights
* Grade:B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
* ApproximateTrekking Distance: 131 kms
* Starts : Nairobi/Ends : Nairobi
* Departure Day: Any Day
* Accomodation :Standard Lodge at Mountain Base and Tent While trekking
* Parks:Mt Kenya National Park and Longonot Park
* Participants MINIMUM: 2 participants
* Activities:Hiking and trekking,Tree naming, bird watch , wildlife encounter ,photography and beautiful scenery views

Itinerary

Day 01. Depart for a day excursion to Longonot park. A trek to Mt longonot to 9000ft, where a feeling to the altitude go along with the tropical sun and steep slope offers a good acclimatization for climbing Mt Kenya. Return to Nairobi B/B

Day 02: Nairobi - Nanyuki. Transfer from Nairobi is at 09:00 hrs to Nanyuki. A complementary walking tour to the EQUATOR. dinner and overnight at Simbas lodge.

mount longonot

Day 03: Sirimon gate to Judmaier camp. After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 - 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmaier) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmaier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks: 9kms

Day 04 : Old Moses (Judmaier) camp to Shiptons camp
This is about a 6 - 8 hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeyo peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms

Day 05: Shipton's camp to Point Lenana and then descend to Mintos Camp (Halls Tarns camp). This hike is about 4 and half hours hike through some of the most spectacular sceneries like Gorges valley the Halls Tarns and the Lake Elies at a far distance. Overnight at Mintos Campsite.

Day 06: Mintos (Halls tarns camp) to Meru Mt.Kenya Lodge (Bandas). This hike is anywhere between 4 - 6 hours. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat -- top Kilingo hill table. 18kms

Day 07: Chogoria gate to Chogoria town. About 6 - 8 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife and Columbus monkeys. Transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.32kms or walk half way to take 4x4.

Climb inclusive of:

* Return transfer Nairobi - Nanyuki/Naro Moru -Nairobi
* 3 meals per day while trekking
* 7 days Mt. Kenya trek
* 6 nights accommodation while trekking
* 2 transfer from Nanyuki/Naro Moru/Chogoria - park gate- return
* All government park fees at Mt Kenya National park
* English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
* Two Man tent.

Exclusive of:

* Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits,
* Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.
* Price is exclusive of first and Last Night accommodation in Nairobi.