Hike 041: Mount Kenya

  • Date: Sep 2020.
  • Location: Mount Kenya – Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya.
  • Route: Chogoria – Sirimon.
  • Difficulty: Very Hard.
  • Total Days: 4.
  • Total Distance covered: 48.41 km.
  • Total Steps: 77,011.
  • Total Calories burned: 8,245.
  • Min. Elevation: 2,651 m.
  • Max. Elevation: 4,985 m. (Lenana Peak)
  • Features: Waterfalls, Lakes, Rivers, Tarns.

Clear mornings, rainy afternoons & super cold nights. I liked the Chogoria trail more. The Sirimon trail was very wet & boggy!

DAY ONE: WARM-UP HIKE TO CHOGORIA GATE CAMP

  • Distance covered: 3.26 km.
  • Steps: 5,507.
  • Time: 1 hr 3 min.
  • Calories burned: 446.
  • Chogoria Gate Camp Elevation: 2,950 m.

DAY TWO: CHOGORIA GATE CAMP TO LAKE ELLIS CAMP

  • Distance covered: 12.78 km.
  • Steps: 19,963.
  • Time: 5 hr 41 min.
  • Calories burned: 1,918.
  • Lake Ellis Camp Elevation: 3,455 m.

DAY THREE: LAKE ELLIS CAMP TO MINTOS CAMP

  • Distance covered: 8.61 km.
  • Steps: 16,982.
  • Time: 6 hr 18 min.
  • Calories burned: 1,952.
  • Mintos Camp Elevation: 4,300 m

DAY FOUR: MINTOS CAMP – LENANA PEAK – SHIPTONS CAMP

  • Distance covered: 9 km.
  • Steps: 12,046.
  • Time: 9 hr 15 min.
  • Start time: 2:23 am.
  • Lenana Peak: 8:18 am.
  • Shiptons Camp: 11:38 am.
  • Calories burned: 2,362.
  • Lenana Peak Elevation: 4,985 m.
  • Shiptons Camp Elevation: 4,200 m.

DAY FOUR: SHIPTONS CAMP TO OLD MOSES CAMP

  • Distance covered: 14.76 km.
  • Steps: 22,513.
  • Time: 6 hr 26 min.
  • Start time: 12:51 pm.
  • Finish – Old Moses Camp: 7:17 pm.
  • Calories burned: 1,567.
  • Old Moses Camp Elevation: 3,300 m.

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