Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Africa's highest summits. Mt Kenya offers stunning landscape, culture and wildlife. The combination of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya offers climbers fun and exciting African holidays. Climbers start by acclimatizing on Mt Kenya and then continue for a smooth climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro - Uhuru Peak. It is thrilling for climbers to take this challenge of conquering both mountains' summits and certainly a rewarding African adventure.  

DAY 1: Naro Moru
Depart from Nairobi at 9:00hrs and head towards the slopes of Mt. Kenya. We will cross the equator and arrive at the Nanyuki Hotel in time for lunch. Guests can relax and enjoy your stay at the lodge with a view of Africa’s highest mountain upfront. There will be dinner and an overnight stay at the Simbas Lodge.
 
DAY 2: Met Campsite
We will drive to the Naromoru Gate and then walk to the Met station, which is at 11,000 ft. Here you will spend the night in high altitude mountain tents. 9kms 3-4 hrs walk. We will stay overnight at Met Station camp.
 
DAY 3: Mackinders Camp
You will ascend to the Mackinders camp and spend the night in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Point John and Diamond Cooler. 15 km 5-6 hr walk
 
DAY 4: Mackinder Camp -Summit Pt Lenana
We will climb up to Point Lenana then to Mintos for breakfast; then, we will go down to Chogoria Park Gate Bandas to stay overnight. 18 km from Mintos, 5-6 hr walk.
 
DAY 5: Chogoria Bandas - Chogoria town
We will descend from Bandas to Chogoria Town with the option of walking half way taking and taking a 4x4 for a drive. The walk is 7 hr and by vehicle it takes 2 1/2 hrs. Then we will drive to Nairobi and stay overnight at the Comfort Inn.
 
DAY 6: Shuttle bus Nairobi-Moshi
We will take the Board Riverside shuttle bus or the Davanu shuttle bus from Nairobi at 8:00 hrs and proceed to Arusha, arriving at 1300hrs. Then we will depart for Moshi at 1400hrs and arrive at 1530hrs. We will have dinner and stay overnight at a hotel in Moshi or (Pick up from Kilimanajaro airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi).
 
DAY 7: Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest
Hiking time: 7 hours
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you will trek through the forest to Machame hut. Overnight stay at the camp.
 
DAY 8: Machame Camp (2980m) - Shira Camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Distance: About 9 km's Leave the forest.
The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp
 
DAY 9: Shira (3840m) - Lava Tower (4630m) - Barranco Camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert
You will turn east and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach the Barranco hut. Overnight stay at the camp.
 
DAY 10: Barranco Camp (3950m) - Barafu Camp (4550m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert
Distance: About 13 km's
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco Valley and crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach the Barafu Hut. Overnight stay at the camp.
 
DAY 11: SUMMIT ATTEMPT Barafu Camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Habitat: Stone and ice-capped summit
This will be a long day with an early start to reach the crater. We will arrive at the Stella Point in time for sunrise and then head to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. After wards, we’ll descend to Gilman's Point and down to Horombo hut. Overnight stay at the camp.
 
DAY 12: Descend down passing the Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and an overnight stay.
 
DAY 13: After breakfast, you will board the shuttle bus from your hotel and proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon (6.30 PM).
 
 
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