SIRIMON – SIRIMON ROUTE -3 DAYS This is a common itinerary for hikers with limited…
SIRIMON – CHOGORIA ROUTE – 5 DAYS
SIRIMON – CHOGORIA ROUTE – 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS
Day 1: NAIROBI (1,650m) – OLDMOSES CAMP (3,340m.)
Depart Nairobi with your guide at 8am to drive to Nanyuki (the base town for climbing Mount Kenya). The drive takes 3hrs and on arrival have lunch. After lunch be transferred to Sirimon Park gate. From here, hike through montane forest, bamboo and rosewood up to the Old Moses Hut, gaining an elevation range of 700m in 3-4 hours.
Dinner and Overnight at Old Moses Hut (3300m)
Day 2: OLDMOSES CAMP (3,340m.) – SHIPTON’S CAMP (4,236m.)
A long and rather tiring day leading to the base of the high peaks. The trek is largely through the moorlands and the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in altitude.
Dinner and Overnight at Shipton’s Hut (4200m)
Day 3: SHIPTON’S CAMP – POINT LENANA (4985M) – MINTOS CAMP
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs, taking 3-4 hours to reach Pt. Lenana 4985m (the hikers summit) in time to watch the sunrise. When the morning skies are clear, you can see the snow – capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro several miles away to the south. Descend to Minto’s camp for breakfast. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or exploring the spectacular Gorges Valley.
Dinner and Overnight at Mintos campsite (4300m)
Day 4: MINTOS CAMP (4300M) – MERU MT. KENYA LODGE
Leisurely descent along the left bank of Gorges Valley with a chance to enjoy the great scenery of the Temple, mushroom rocks, lakes etc. You arrive at the Meru Mt Kenya lodge after a 5-6 hours trek. Picnic lunch is served en-route.
Dinner and Overnight at Mt. Kenya Lodge (3000m)
Day 5: MERU MT. KENYA LODGE (3000M) – NAIROBI
Leave at 7am, walking down the Chogoria Forest to meet with our vehicle for transfer back to Nairobi. You will arrive in Nairobi around 5pm.