5 Days Mount Kenya Lake Tour
Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Ellis Camp 3470 m
Pick up from your hotel at 6am to Chogoria town for an early lunch. After lunch, take a transfer vehicle to chogoria gate, From where the walk starts. You will walk for 9 km through the forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 3 hrs to reach lake Ellis Camp. Lake Ellis possesses a beauty that will captivate anyone daring enough to take the journey there.
Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 2: Lake Ellis to Lake Michaelson 4200 m 6 hrs
After breakfast, you will follow the trail as it leads up through glades of montane forest climbing away from Lake Ellis on its west side, across moorland to a ridge which eventually joins the main Chogoria trail. Lunch will be served at the camp this is possible as our crews always walk ahead of guests to make sure the tents and the Lunch is on time just before we get into the camp. Beautiful views of Vivienne Falls and the Gorges Valley on descent to the picturesque campsite next to Lake Michaelson.
Dinner and overnight in the same Camp.
Day 3: Lake Michaelson To Simba Tarn 4600m/ 3 hrs
Breakfast will be served around 0730am since today hike is rather short. Climbing away from the beautiful Lake Michaelson ascend into the alpine zone a world of rock and ice as we go up towards the main peaks, leaving behind the giant lobelias and groundsels and onto glacial moraine. A last short sharp scree slope takes us to Simba Tarn where we overnight. It will be a cold night depending with the weather on that day, extra layer of warm clothes is advised, as you are just few meters to the peak.
Dinner and overnight in the Camp.
Day 4: Simba Tarn Via Point Lenana 4895m To old moses 3300m - 9 hrs walking time
An early start at around 5 a.m for a cup of tea or coffee relatively easy 2-hour climb up to Point Lenana the trekking summit 4,985m. The nearby peaks of Nelion and Batian glinting in the morning sun. In the far distance, if clear, is possible to see summit of Kilimanjaro 400kms away. After spending like 30min – 45min taking pictures and celebrating hitting the summit, we proceed to Shipton camp for breakfast and continue down to Old Moses Camp for dinner.
Day 5: OLD Moses/Sirimon Gate/Nairobi- 2 hrs
After breakfast, descend through the rain forest which is 9km to Sirimon Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with our transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 1 pm.
- Rescue fee
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- Climbing gear
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Sleeping bag
- Bath towels
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees