What to bring on trekking either Kilimanjaro or Mt.Kenya?
- Waterproof rucksack with day pack
- Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
- Roll mats and insulation pads
- Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
- Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
- Wooden walking stick / ski pole
- Sunglasses or snow, goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
- Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
- Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
- Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
- Sunscreen and lip salve
- First aid kit and insect repellent
- Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
- Water bottle
- Whistle, some plastic bags
Morning spent sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek and be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Jud Maier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.
Hike up to the Mackinder Valley one of the broadest valley and Spectacular view of the main peaks –Batian and Nelion. overnight at Shiptons camp just below the main peaks. Walking time approximately 6-7 hours and overnight in high altitude tents.
Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. Then descend to mintos camp for breakfast and rest. In the afternoon have walk down to Vivian falls, Lake Michealson enjoying great views of the Gorges valley. Back to the camp for dinner and overnight in tents.
After breakfast descend down to Mount Kenya Meru bandas(2950m) a journey that takes 4-5hrs for an overnight stay in tents.