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CRA-K 047: 12 Nights 13 Days Mt Kenya peaks (point Lenana Alt 4985m) & Mt Kilimanjaro peak (Uhuru peak Alt 5895m) Combined Trekking Expedition IN NAROMORU OUT SIRIMON & IN MARANGU OUT MARANGU ROUTE

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Climbing Options: We are at your service to customize any of our itineraries to suit your needs. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of night(s), change a hotel (upgrade / downgrade) or change a given routing etc. Feel free to talk to our experienced consultants for your preferred trekking routing. Total combined hiking distance: Approximately 156 kms excluding acclimatization hikes

Day 1: Nairobi – Naromoru – Met Station

Departs: Any day

Hiking time: 4hrs

Distance: Approximately 9kms

Habitat: Montane forest

Transfer from Nairobi to Naromoru Park gate (Alt 3050m). After gate formalities, we enjoy our picnic lunch then begin an acclimatization hike to met station 3 - 4 hrs (9kms) to arrive late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 2: Met Station – Mackinders

Hiking time: 7hrs

Distance: Approximately 14kms

Habitat: Montane forest

After breakfast, leave Met station towards Mackinder's camp for dinner and overnight. Lunch enroute (14kms) Alt 4200m

Day 3: Mackinders – Two Tarns

Spend the whole day at Mackinders with an acclimatization visit to Two Tarn. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Mackinders – Summit Lenana – Shiptons Camp – Old Moses

Predawn start from Mackinders to summit point Lenana Alt 4985m for sunrise and thereafter descend down to Shiptons camp for full breakfast. Lunch enroute and further descend down to Old Moses camp for dinner and overnight. (19kms 6 - 7 hrs)

Day 5: Old Moses – Sirimon Gate – Nairobi

After breakfast and feeling like achievers and we surely are, it is easy going down enjoying the cool mountain weather. We depart the camp to connect with the transfer vehicle to Nairobi for overnight.

Day 6: Nairobi – Arusha – Moshi

Transfer from Nairobi to Moshi town via Namanga - border. Packed lunch will be served on the way. Enjoy the amazing views of the lush agricultural Meru plantations arriving at Moshi hotel in the early evening. Overnight stay at Moshi. (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 7: Moshi – Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut

Hiking time: 4hrs

Distance: Approximately 12kms

Habitat: Montane forest

Depart early after breakfast and drive to Marangu gate (1980m). After checking in at the gate, start an acclimatization hike in the tropical forest of Marangu with lunch enroute arriving Mandara hut (alt.2700m) in the late evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Mandara hut. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 8: Mandara Hut – Horombo

Hiking time: 7hrs

Distance: Approximately 15kms

Habitat: Moorland

Depart Mandara hut with lunch enroute and continue the ascent up enjoying the spectacular mountain vegetation arriving at Horombo hut (alt 3720m) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo hut. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 9: Horombo

This optional extra day and night at Horombo is for acclimatization and relaxation. The hike to Mawenzi hut passing the Zebra Rocks is about 3 hours up and 1.5 hours down. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo hut. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 10: Horombo – Kibo

Hiking time: 7hrs

Distance: Approximately 13kms

Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast depart the camp with lunch enroute and hike further up crossing the last water point signposted along the way. Your porters will fill up here as there is no water beyond this point. Continue the trek arriving at Kibo Hut (alt 4700m) in the early evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo hut. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 11: Kibo – Uhuru Peak Summit – Kibo – Horombo

Hiking time: 8hrs to Uhuru Peak, 6hrs to Horombo

Distance: Approximately 6kms ascent, 21kms descent

Habitat: Stone scree, ice-capped summit and Alpine Desert

Start the hike at 2300hrs of the main peak – Uhuru Peak Africa's top most point (alt. 5895m) which is the highlight of our trip! It is advisable to start the hike of the summit as early as the scree slope up the Gillman's point (alt5680m), will still be frozen, which will make the walking safer and less strenuous. Walk for a further 2 hrs from Gillman's point to arrive at Uhuru peak at 0600hrs.After taking photos with the sunrise, descend further down to Kibo hut where you will have some breakfast and later descend further with lunch enroute to Horombo hut for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 12: Horombo – Mandara – Marangu Gate – Moshi

Hiking time: 7hrs

Distance: Approximately 27kms

Habitat: Moorland and Montane forest

Depart the camp after breakfast and walk through the forest vegetation lunch enroute arriving at Marangu gate in time to sign off and certificate issuance to all successful climbers to Point Gilman's and Uhuru Peak and thereafter onward connection and transfer to the hotel in Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations after the achievement. (Breakfast, Lunch & Bed)

Day 13: Moshi – Nairobi

After breakfast at Moshi, drive to Arusha for lunch at own cost then proceed to NBO via Namanga border and further to Nairobi arriving late in the evening (Breakfast)

Any extra day will cost from KES 4,500 & USD 130 per person for citizen / resident and non resident respectively

Children Rate Policy:

Children between 13 – 15.99 years, 80% of adult rate

Children aged 16 years and above, adult rate applies

NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

Charges are inclusive of:

  • Return transport to Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro
  • Meals and picnic lunch while on the trek and as reflected in the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Professional services of our English speaking guides/ cooks and porters
  • Accommodation in mountain bunk hostels, bed and a mattress will be provided
  • Uhf Radio communication / advanced Mountain first Aid Kit

Charges are exclusive of:

  • Hiking equipment and climbing gear
  • Bottled water
  • Beddings, hire of sleeping bag (charges at KES 350 per bag per night)
  • Any item of personal nature
  • Medical cover & Personal insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for the mountain crew
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list

*Booking Terms and conditions apply* Please refer to our comprehensive copy of the terms on our website http://www.crocodileracers.com/bookingtermsandconditions


 

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