16 days Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition
Climb Mount Kenya And Kilimanjaro Trekking of Africa’s two highest peaks, Sirimon, Chogoria Route, Mt Kenya Climbing combine with Mt. Kilimanjaro, Marangu, Lemosho, Umbwe, Machame route on Kilimanjaro.
Our traverse of Mt Kenya ascends via the lesser known Chogoria Route with fine alpine walking that will ensure we are well prepared for an exhilarating circuit of the summit peaks including Point Lenana (4985m). Transferring to Tanzania we prepare for our climb on Mount Kilimanjaro (5985m). We aim to climb the remote and challenging Shira Route following less well-defined trails through dense forest to moorlands characterized by giant lobelia. From our spectacular vantage point at Mawenzi Tarn Hut we traverse the high alpine slopes that mark our route to the summit of Kilimanjaro and savour one of the best sunrises in the world. For some relaxation after the trip see our safari and Zanzibar.
Day 1 Nairobi
Pick up from airport to Nairobi Hotel by Bushtroop Tours and Safaris professional Mountain guide.
Day 2 Nairobi- Chogoria (2800m)
After breakfast we depart Nairobi from the hotel and head to Chogoria town arriving in time for lunch at the Transit hotel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. Afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Transit Hotel.
Day 3. Chogoria – Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas) (3300m)
After breakfast we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 10 km up to the Bandas for lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking around the lodge with a view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. (accommodation at Bandas is of single beds. hot shower and bon fire self catering bandas)
Day 4. Mount Kenya lodge via lake Ellis (3500m)
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks then it’s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more “touristy” areas.
Day 5. Lake Elliis to Lake Michealson. (4000m)
From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto’s Hut after about 4 hour walking. Lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto’s Hut and next to one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb views across to “The Temple” and down to Lake Michaelson.
Day 6: Mintos to Austrian hut (4670m)
Today we begin our trek ascending up along the foot of huge rock walls. From the top we will have an excellent view of Mt. Kenya. After ascending for a couple of hours we reach Tooth Col. From here we traverse until we reach the Austrian Hut.
Day 7 Austrian Hut to summit (4985m)
Up early (about 05:00Hrs route to the Austrian Hut and a further 45 minutes onwards to Pt Lenana. for sunrise and descend to shipton camp for breakfast before descending further to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Nairobi.
Walk Leisurely to Park Gate and connect with the transfer vehicle to Nanyuki. After lunch drive to Nairobi and arrive late in the evening for overnight in Nairobi Hotel.
Day 9. Nairobi/Arusha/Moshi
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10. Machame Hut (3000m).
Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road, walking for about 6 hrs gradually ascending through the forested hills onwards to Machame Hut (3000m). Dinner and overnight.
Day 11. Shira Hut (3800m)
Early in the morning, you will cross a valley and stream before ascending a steep ridge. The path then drops into a river gorge before you climb more gently onto the moorland of the Shira plateau – 3,800m. Total climbing time is about 6hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 12. Barranco Hut (3900m)
The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo, then turns right and descends into Barranco gorge. Climb to Barranco hut at 3940m shortly after. Total climbing time is about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 13. Barafu Hut (4600m)
Crossing the Barranco Valley, climb the Barranco wall (not technical climbing), then follow the Kibo South Circuit. You will then turn left and climb up a ridge for about 2 hrs to Barafu hut at 4,600m. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14. Mweka Hut (5895m) -(3100m)
Very early start for the summit first to Stella Point and then Uhuru Peak at 5895m. After sunrise, descend down to Mweka hut and down to 3100m, which takes about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 15. Mweka Gate (1700m)
This is the last day of your climb. You will descend to Mweka Gate where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 16. Arusha/Nairobi
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx 1830hrs.
1 Person $ 3560
Price per person For 2 persons $3,310
3 Person and more $ 3,040
Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Start from Nairobi and finish Nairobi/Arusha
• Treated water on the trek.
• 2 nights in Nairobi Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
• 1 night in Moshi hotel
• On completion, successful climb Certificate
-Transfer From Nairobi to Moshi
-Machame Route trek as per the itinerary
-Full board accommodation in tents whilst on the trek.
-2 nights hotel accommodations in Moshi before and after the trek and in huts on the mountain as per the itinerary
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook/s
• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya/Tanzania
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
. Medical evacuation, USD 30 per person value
. Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.