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Mt Kenya National Park Hiking Day trip is a full day tour walking on Mt Kenya to get better views of Mt Kenya peaks Nelion, Batian and Lenana. Mt Kenya 1 day hike tours are offered as private or joining in tours to view the rain forest, the moorland and the peaks. You will be able to reach at least 4000m altitude on the mountain by driving to about 3000m to Old Moses camp and then doing a 1,200m hike up to the moorland.
Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hiking Tour
Mt Kenya is located in central Kenya some 138 km north of Nairobi city. The park includes a rain forest from the gate up to 4000m and then the moorland takes over to the rocky stone peaks of Nelion, Batian and Lenana. Batian is the highest peak standing at 5199m above sea level. The climb starts early at 8:00am or 9:00am after driving through the Sirimon or Naro Moru gate to Old Moses at 3300m or to Met station at 3000m respectively.
From these drop off points, it’s a short distance to the moorland where views of the peaks are very clear and close. This is the furthest you can go on a 1 day Mt Kenya hiking trip as it’s impossible and inadvisable to try to summit on a single day due to mountain sickness.
You are likely to see many animals as you trek in the rain forest including elephants, buffalos, giant forest hogs, leopards and many others.
Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Depart Nairobi for Mt Kenya National Park Hiking Day Trip.
8:30am: Arrive at Mt Kenya and enter the park either through the Sirimon or Naro Moru gate to drive until the first camp.
10:00am: Arrive at the Old Moses camp (Sirimon route) or the Met station (Naro Moru route).
10:10am: Start your Rain forest hike until your pass the 4,200m altitude and into the moorland for clear views of the 3 peaks. It’s recommended to hike up easy and not exert yourself.
1:00pm: Picnic lunch at the observation point on the moorland as you take pictures of the mountain peak.
2:00pm: Start the descent down the Mountain to either the met station or the old Moses camps depending on which route you took up.
4:00pm: Drive off the park for Nairobi after a great 1 day Mt Kenya hike.
7:00pm: Drop off in your Nairobi hotel.
End of Tour
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