Mt Longonot Climbing 1 Day Hike | Mount Longonot Day Trip
Mt Longonot 1 day hiking trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to climb the closest mountain to Nairobi. Mt Longonot day hike is a fun event where you climb to the crater rim and around the crater and back to the gate. The full Longonot mountain hike lasts for 3-4 hours and it is 12km long from gate to around the crater rim and back to the gate.
Your Mt Longonot 1 day hike starts from Nairobi at 7:00am with a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point. Look into the valley below to see Mt Suswa and mt Longonot and the plumes of geysers and hot springs at the Hellsgate geothermal power station. Longonot is close to Nairobi and its only 87km out to the North West and on the Great Rift Valley floor. This makes it easy therefore to do a 1 day longonot climb.
Mt Longonot is a Stratovolcano which last erupted in the 1860 although it still spews some fumes inside the crater. The crater is full of ever green small trees and a vertical wall drops vertically into the crater at point reaching a height of 500m from the crater rim to the bottom of the crater. The highest peak of mt Longonot stands at 2776m above sea level. From here you can see the whole of Nairobi city and great view into the crater below.
On arrival at the gate, we will pay our entry fees and proceed on to start the hike. The Mt Longonot 1 day hiking is medium difficulty and is only 3.1km from gate to rim of the crater. There are animals to be found on the sides of the mountain and the savannah below including buffalos, leopards, gazelles and giraffes. The mountain park is a very popular 1 day hiking place from Nairobi.
We will reach the peak at around midday and enjoy the view of the crater and the lands beyond including Nairobi and the close by lake Naivasha. A quick picnic lunch will help us regain our strength and a glass of juice to rehydrate our bodies from hours of toil and sweat.
After the picnic lunch, we will clamber down with grudgingly with our knees complaining on end. Climbing down a mountain is always the hardest part as you are fighting against gravity and are already tired. You reach the gate at 2:30pm exit to drive back to Nairobi.
You will be dropped back in your hotel at 1700 hrs in time to have a shower and a rest.
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