Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Days

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki

0900 Hours: Departure from Nairobi is at (either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki. The drive takes about 3 and half hours with 10 minutes stopover at the Africana Curio shop for washroom and stretching.
We then depart and drive for another one and half hours with brief stopover at the Equator for photography and Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel.
Have lunch in the Hotel and then familiarize with the climate, you can also have a walk in this famous town; you will be able to meet other trekkers either who will be going up or some who have just ended their trekking.
Nanyuki town is famous for its position which is at the base of Mt. Kenya, most of the trekkers prefer to spend their first night here so that they can acclimatize and prepare for the trekking the following morning.
The whole of the afternoon is spent preparing for the hike.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

Day 2: Nanyuki to Old Moses Camp

0730 Hours: After breakfast we transfer to Sirimon gate were we spend about 20 minutes for park entry formalities and then hike to Old Moses Camp, hike through mountain forest, bamboo and rosewood up to the Old Moses Hut, gaining an elevation range of 700m in 3-4 hours.
This takes 3 to 4 Hours hike (9 Kilometers). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

Day 3: Old Moses – Shipton Camp

After the breakfast, prepare yourself and re-arrange the bag as we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. {3990 meters}.
Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundsels with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch along the valley.
After lunch we will have like 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just below the main peak of Batian and Nelion this normally takes 7-8 Hours to get to the Shipton Camp.
On arrival have a cup of hot coffee or tea as you wait for the dinner to be served.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

Day 4: Shipton Point – Lenana – Mintos Hut

0230 Hours: Wake up very early in the morning and get ready to hike to Point Lenana (4,985). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the South, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East.
After Point Lenana, descend to Mintos (4,250 meters) for breakfast then proceed to road Head for lunch.

Day 5: Mintos – Chogoria – Nairobi

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

General trekking information and recommended mountain clothing:

-Warm, windproof jacket with hood.
-Waterproof Jacket and over trousers.
-Walking trousers, shirts and pullover.
-Warm underwear.
-Walking socks.
-Good comfortable walking heavy boots.
-Training shoes (for evening).
-Gaiters, sun hat, warm hat or balaclava.
-Scarf, gloves, sun glasses.
-Sleeping bag.
-You can hire some of the equipment available at a reasonable cost.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

Prices Include:
* 3 meals per day while trekking.
* Two Man tent where applicable.
* Accommodation at Nanyuki lodge.
* English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters.
* 2 transfer from Nanyuki -Chogoria – Park Gate – return.
* Return transfer Nairobi to Nanyuki and back to Nairobi.
* All government park fees at Mount Kenya National Park.
* 3 Days Mount Kenya trek and 4 nights accommodation while trekking.

Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Routes 5 Day

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