Mount Kenya The Land of Contrasts Trek seven Days, Kenya
The Timau Track, the main acess route on the north side of the mountain lies in a major rain shadow. Because of this there is very little forest on this side of the mountain. However, since you are inside a low rainfall zone it generally makes for a drier safari and a more pleasant trek. The slope is gentle and because the peaks on Mt. Kenya line up east to west the views from north give you the impression you are trekking into a whole mountain range.
Morning spent organizing and sorting equipment for your trek to Pt. Lenana (16355 ft) the third highest peak of Mt. Kenya. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you will be transported to the Timau roadhead where you will begin your trek up Mt. Kenya from the north. Overnight in high altitude mountains tents – Timau roadhead.
Hiking across beautiful northern moorland of Mt. Kenya with its unique flora and possibly seeing some of the wildlife which wander up these northern slopes – Zebra, Eland, ect. Camp near the Western Marania River
Continue your trek over rolling moorland country to camp at the headwaters of the Kathita East drainage.
Hike up to the spectacular Hall Tarns where the beautiful rock formation known as the Temple stands over Lake Michaelson 1000 vertical feet below.
Penetrate the defences of the Temple and descent to Lake Michaelson. Truly a trekkers paradise.
An early start to ensure a successful summit bid for our main objective Pt. Lenana (16355 ft). Descend to MacKinders Camp on the Naro Moru Track
Descend the mountaun via the Naro Moru Route completing a fine circuit of Mt. Kenya, to the Naro Moru River Lodge for a well earned rest.