9 Day Rock Climbing - Mount Kenya Safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Safaris, East Africa Tours

9 Day Rock Climbing

9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS

9 Day Rock Climbing Mt. Kenya

Route: Chogoria – Sirimon

Season: December to February

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty: Medium

Scenery: Excellent

Traffic: Low

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Package Includes:

  • Transport
  • Food (3 Meals a Day)
  • Experienced Porter
  • Accommodation
  • Certified technical climbing guide
  • Experienced and Professional trekking guide
  • Experienced and Professional tour chef
  • All Park entry fees
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

  • Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses.

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DAY 1:  CHOGORIA GATE – CHOGORIA TOWN. (2950m)

This is the eastern side of the mountain with a dense forest which stretches for over 25km.

From Chogori town, you drive for 10km to the forest boundary and continue for another 12km from where the hiking begins for the last art which is about 10km to Chogoria gate. Here you have a chance to spot some animals like the monkeys, antelopes and a variety of birds. There are watering points around the camp the camp and an evening walk will allow you see bigger animals like the Cape buffalo.

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DAY 2: CHOGORIA GATE – LAKE ELLIS. (3450m)

Leave the camp and hike to the Nithi falls for brief detour and later proceed to L. Ellis where the camp will be set for the second night.

After lunch and a short resting, you will hike to the Mugi hill 3541m for an amazing view of the landscape as well as the Billiards table.

Fishing is also optional at the lake for those passionate about it.

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DAY 3: LAKE ELLIS – MINTOS HUT. (4297m)

From the lake you will head to Mintos hut in a day where you will enjoy the best landscapes from the gorges valley on the ascent. The hut is situated by the Hall tarns and has a closer view of the main peaks.

A short walk will be worth later in the day for the main view of the valley on top of a cliff.

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DAY 4: MINTOS HUT – AUSTRIAN HUT. (4790m)

This is a short-day hike to the alpine zone with a different scenery of the peaks, valleys and the glacier lakes.

This will be the base camp and from here you will get to prepare for the rock climbing and acclimatize as well.

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DAY 5: AUSTRIAN HUT – POINT LENANA. (4985m)

A one-hour early morning hike from around 0520hrs to point Lenana where you will catch a spectacular view of the sunrise and on a clear day, mt Kilimanjaro far south. After the sunrise, you will return to Austrian hut for breakfast and later spend the day preparing the climbing equipment and take them to the climbing base to make it easier in the following day.

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DAY 6: AUSTRIAN HUT – BATIAN. (5199m)

For the trips climax, you will leave the Austrian hut for the base camp and on the normal route for your ascent to Batian peak 5199m via Nelion peak 5188m.

This is a full day activity and you will be getting back Austrian hut late in the evening for yet another night.

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DAY 7: AUSTRIAN HUT. (SPARE DAY)

Due to weather unpredictability on the mountain, we have included this extra day on the itinerary which may fall on any day at the Austrian hut for either weather observation prior to the ascent or rest after the tiring climb.

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DAY 8: AUSTRIAN HUT – OLDMOSES CAMP. (3300m)

Upon the climbing mission accomplishment, you will hike to the sirimon route which is on the northern side of the mountain.

On this day and route, you will pass through the Shiptons camp 4200m and the descent will continue down the Mackinders valley then contour to the likii north and ontulili valleys arriving at the oldmoses camp for the last night.

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DAY 9: OLDMOSES CAMP – NANYUKI TOWN.

An easy 9km hike down to sirimon gate will mark the completion of your climbing trip and until your next visit you will drive to Nanyuki town from the gate or to your preferred destination.