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Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure Information.

Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure Information.

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This adventure guide to Mount Kenya climbing is intended as a useful resource for any adventure low budget trekker, hiker or climber planning to climb Mountain Kenya. For those looking to book an organized budget adventure Mount Kenya climbing expedition/ trek with experienced guides along with porters. Our full support and private transport from Nairobi where need be. OATS is offering you the expert advice on when to climb Mount Kenya, where to start, what you need to pack for the adventure hike, the best Mount Kenya climbing scenic routes and recommended packages also best pricing! We can arrange a climbing Mount Kenya expedition/treks along all the possible routes as you please.

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Climbing Mount Kenya Overview  

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater.

Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National Park.

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It is very easy to get to Mount Kenya for an adventure hike activity by road in various travel options namely public transport from Nairobi or other towns using mini buses, privately hired vehicle, Taxi or private means.

These options will lead you to towns and trekking routes close to the mountain and mostly on dirt roads. The route town options are Nanyuki town for the Sirimon route, Naro Moru town for Narumoru route and Chogoria town in Meru for Chogoria route.

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The park protected an area of 3200m above sea level was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sqm. km. The mountain comprises three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and a prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m.

Mount Kenya National Park.

Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] is the country's highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator.

The National Park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] contour plus two salient astride the Naro Moru and the Sirimon routes.

The mountain consists of three peaks the Batian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.

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Highlights of  Climbing Mount Kenya Adventure Tour.

Fitness, Altitude, and Safety on Climbing Mount Kenya.

Climbing Mount Kenya is very accessible and therein lies the problem. With a decent level of fitness, it is easy to gain altitude quickly and find yourself the on the night before summiting with a throbbing headache and all the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Trekking with a well-experienced guide, taking a sensible easy pace and keeping hydrated makes all the difference. The best approach is always to allow extra time for your ascent, an extra day at Shipton’s Camp takes all the pressure of the itinerary and gives you time to enjoy the fabulous trekking around the peak. Generally speaking, it isn’t necessary to undergo a grueling fitness regime prior to attempting Mount Kenya, anyone who is trek fit and is comfortable walking 6-8 hour days should be fine.

 

Climbing Mount Kenya Guides, Porters, and Cooks.

The trekking crew will usually consist of a guide, cook, porter for the cooking gear plus a personal porter per trekker. It has been said before, but a well-experienced guide is so important on Mount Kenya, for two reasons; (1) they will regulate your pace, be able to draw on their experience to diagnose altitude sickness symptoms and have the confidence to make critical decisions and (2) their knowledge of the wildlife and fauna on the mountain will bring the environment alive. All guides and porters must be registered with Kenya Wildlife Services and hold a mountain guide park from Mt Kenya National Park. It is fair to say that all the guides will have a good knowledge of the routes, but only the good guides will have wildlife knowledge and experience of dealing with altitude sickness problems.

 

Climbing Mount Kenya, Mt Kenya Trekking Routes, Mount Kenya Route Options.

There are 5 main Climbing Mount Kenya Routes to the Peak.

Mount Kenya Climbing The Sirimon Route:

Sirimon route is the most popular ascent as the altitude gain is nice and steady and it offers one of the most beautiful approaches to the peaks. Allow a minimum of 2 nights to peak when ascending, although we recommend spending an extra night at the last camp (Shipton’s) on the way up.

 

Mount Kenya Climbing The Burguret Route:

If you want to avoid the crowds then Burguret is the best route. You’ll be hacking through the pristine rainforest on this little-used route, overnighting at wilderness campsites. Going up this route is challenging, it is little more than a game track in places, often muddy and rough under foot. Burguret is usually combined with a Chogoria or Sirimon route descent. Allow a minimum of 3 nights before peak when ascending.

 

Mount Kenya Climbing The Naro Moru Route:

Naro-Moru is the most popular descent route, fast and easy (at least on the way down!). Naro Moru passes through the notorious vertical bog section which gets much waterlogged in the rainy seasons. The vegetation is at its most striking on this route. It can be descended in one very long day, usually done in two days and one night.

 

Climbing Mount Kenya The Chogoria Route:

 

If you have more time then choose dramatic Chogoria over Naro Moru for the descent. The Chogoria route passes by tarns, waterfalls, and an incredible gorge.  Allow two or three days for your descent.

 

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Mount Kenya Climbing Adventures, Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route  Itineraries.

 

3 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Down Sirimon.

 

4 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Up Sirimon Down Sirimon.

 

5 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Up Sirimon Down Sirimon.

 

5 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Naromoru Route.

 

5 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Up Naro Moru Out Chogoria Route.

 

6 Days Adventure Mount Kenya Climbing Up Chogoria Out Timau Route.

 

6 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Up Naro Moru Out Chogoria Route.

 

7 Days Adventure Climbing Mount Kenya Up Chogoria Out Naro Moru Route.

 

5 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Chogoria out Chogoria Budget Adventure Safari.

 

6 Days Mount Kenya Budget Adventure Climbing Chogoria Route down Out Chogoria Route.

 

 

 

Climbing Mount Kenya The Timau Route:

 

Time is little used nowadays there is the little forest on this side of the mountain and no facilities, just lots of wide open country.

Weather and When to Go Hiking?

Mount Kenya is a snow-capped Mountain temperature does vary with the season.

Well first things first, although Mount Kenya is on the equator, at an altitude of 4,000m above sea level, it gets freezing at night! You need to be prepared for overnight temperatures well below freezing (a good three or four season sleeping bag is a must). Minus 10 or even minus 20 degrees C are not unheard of at Point Lenana. Otherwise, expect plenty of hot overhead sun and rain if you are trekking during the short or long rains.

Kenya has two rainy seasons, the long rains from mid-March to mid-June and the short rains from September to October. Mount Kenya remains trekkable throughout the year, but during the long rains especially, you will need to be prepared for some heavy rainfalls and muddy tracks. The good news is that even in the depth of the long rains, there is usually reliable sunshine for a good portion of the day in the mid-morning and afternoon (10 am – 3 pm). Outside the rainy season, you can expect plenty of sunshine.

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How to get to Mount Kenya.

From Nairobi to Mount Kenya is around a three and half hours’ drive. There are well- tarmacked roads all the way to the towns of Naromoru and Nanyuki or Chogoria to the east all at the foot of the mountain, but the last stretch of the road up to the park gates is a rough dirt road that can get almost impassable in the rainy season when a 4wd is essential.

 

How to organize a trekking trip to Climbing Mount Kenya.

It is best to make your trekking expedition a great experience through Orange Adventures Tours & Safaris with a team of expert experienced guides with extensive high altitude experience. Each year trekkers die on Mount Kenya attempting to get to Point Lenana; it is easy to get lost in the cloud cover! If you do want to attempt the trek independently you’ll need to get yourself to the park gates by Matatu and taxis. The park authorities do not allow trekkers to enter the park alone, so there will need to be two or more. You’ll need to be prepared to bring all your own gear and provisions. Also, climbing gear is available for hire.

The biggest challenge you will find is navigation on the mountain. Paths are not clearly marked and cloud cover is common. If you don’t want to hire camping equipment, then there are huts all the way on the Sirimon route. Organize your trek with a reputable safari organization.

Book a trekking package; if you are short on time, this is the best option. OATS pre-arranges trekking trips for climbing Mount Kenya and this includes transport to and from Nairobi. At the cheaper end, this will involve your guide meeting you in Nairobi and travel with you on a public minibus (matatu) to the mountain. This saves a lot of money, but be prepared for delays and extra costs once you get to the mountain if it is raining as you’ll be forced to sort out a 4wd to get to the park gates. If you pay a little more than your trek will include the transfer in a private vehicle from Nairobi. Your trek crew and equipment will be ready and wait for you at the mountain and you can head straight up.

 

Pair Mount Kenya climbing with a Wildlife Safari.

 

It would not go well to visit Kenya to climb Mount Kenya and not explore the country a little bit. Most people will want to combine the trek with a Kenya budget wildlife safari. The nearest parks to Mount Kenya are to the North, These parks are the Meru and Samburu. Both are fantastic parks with arid scenery reminiscent of the Lion.

 

There is budget safari camping options as well as the usual luxury safari lodges on offer. You can get to Samburu in a couple of hours from Mount Kenya, and if you are short of time three days is sufficient to get a good taste of Samburu and then get back to Nairobi for your next adventure travel activity. If you have more time than you can journey on by road from Mount Kenya to Masai Mara via the Rift Valley Great Lakes. Allow around 6 or more days for this adventure extension.

 

Mount Kenya Trekking, Kilimanjaro Climbing, Hiking & Expeditions.

Orange Adventures Tours & Safaris offers you the opportunity to sample some of the most exciting climbing Mount Kenya adventure activities while in Kenya. Some of which is a very excellent range of short-term budget travelers tour package for travelers looking at trekking Mount Kenya, climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or walking in and around Mount Kenya.

 

These Climbing Mount Kenya adventure safari itineraries are a guide that may change based on travel group choices, weather, road or political conditions and changes.

 

All Mount Kenya Climbing Safari prices and local payments are subject to change.

 

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Kenya Adventure Trekking Routes.

 

There are three main adventure trekking routes leading to the base of Climbing Mount Kenya these are Naro Moru and Sirimon on the western side of the mountain and Chogoria route to the eastern side of Climbing Mount Kenya.

 

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About Us & Climbing Mount Kenya.

 

Welcome to the Orange Adventures Tours & Safaris online pages I hope they will give you the information you are looking for about Budget Adventure Travel, African Wildlife Safaris, Mountain Climbing, Kenya Safaris and Trekking holidays in Kenya.

 

We specialize in offering various touristic travel activities like climbing,trekking, hiking Mount Kenya,budget adventure camping Kenya safaris travel programs in Kenya and Tanzania which include Voluntravel, Budget Activity Adventure Trekking Travel, Mountain Climbing, Volunteer work & Internships, Tailormade Kenya budget adventure safaris/tours for families, solo travelers, and groups of all nature and size, educational as well as corporate groups.

 

We have launched an exciting new project in Masai Mara where short or long term volunteer programs can be undertaken as well. programs like hot air balloon flight safari packages, game drives, walking safaris, cultural activities, bush walks all available.

 

Travelers have the opportunity to make an impact on the local African communities they visit in just a few days or even just a morning.

 

A unique and rewarding activity.Our long tradition of providing specialized budget Kenya adventure safari holidays in Kenya and Tanzania has equipped us with an experience and knowledge which is second to none. Our office staffs in Nairobi have visited all the Hotels, Hostels, Safari Lodges and Tented safari camps featured on this website and can provide you with those extra little details and information which can make all the difference when planning your Kenya budget adventure camping safari holiday. Not only do you benefit from our advice before you travel but you will also find that throughout your Kenya safari and Kenya budget adventure trekking safari holiday we have anticipated your every need. From the moment you arrive in Kenya, you will be struck by the warmth and friendliness of the local people who are genuineare happy to receive guests from all over the Globe, From the Orange Adventures Tours & Safaris representative who greets you on arrival, to the chef who prepares delicious local dishes, the waiter who brings you a drink as you relax in the sun and the experienced Kenya safaris guide who points out that elusive leopard, lion(the Big Five)- these are just some of the ever smiling moments which will make your budget adventure holiday so enjoyable and memorable.

 

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