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Mt. Kenya Circumnavigation five day foot Safari, Kenya

For those mountaineers whi have an adventurous spirit and want to climb Mt. Kenya (Pt. Lenana, 16.355 ft) in a leisurly fashion from a non Tourist route. This climb  is also recommended because the climber has a better chance of acclimatizing and getting fit for the climb on Pt. Lenana.

1st Day

Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon drive to the roadhead of the Naro Moro track to the Met. Station where we spend the night in very comfortable log cabins. A good day for acclimatization, for we will be sleeping at an altidude of 10,000 ft. A light hike is taken in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

2nd Day

Hike up to the Teleki Valley to our MacKinders Camp where is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking timne approximately 4-6 hours. Overnight Teleki Valley (14.000 ft)

3rd Day

After an early breakfast, begin the circumnavigation of the main peaks by heading north. One traverse takes us below the south and west faces on our approach to Two Tarn Hut, then across Western Terninal and into Hausberg Valley and finally ofer Hausberg Col and into Mackinder Valley. Walking time approximatly five hours. The highest point  reached during this day is 15,000 ft. Our Camp in MacKinder Valley is at an altidude of 14.200 ft. Night will be spent in high altitude tents.

4th Day

An alpine ascent of the third highest peak, Pt. Lenana up the north face which is little used by tourists, The top should be reached after about four hours of stiff wanking. Altitude of Pt. Lenana is 16.355 ft. We then descend into Taleki Valley and spend the night at our orginal camp, completing a scenic traverse of the mountain.

5th Day

Descend the mountain and return to the Naro Moro River Lodge.