5 Days Mt Kenya Trekking - (Sirimon- Chogoria Route)

“Come touch the sky”
Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation.

This route is more scenic and on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

per adult from

$1,684

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Transport
    What's excluded :
    • International /Domestic flight
    • Travel Insurance

  • Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    Pick up by our representative at 0730hrs and depart Nanyuki town, Upon arrival, lunch at Nanyuki town. Later proceed to Sirimon Park gate (2660m), start the hike through magnificent bamboo forest and giant heather zone before reaching our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the camp

    Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    After early breakfast, follow the track crossing Ontulili and Likii River, proceed through the moorland to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp.This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. dinner and overnight in the huts.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp

    Day 3: Shipton Camp – Acclimatisation Day

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks / day hikes to Oblong and Hausberg tarns(lakes) gaining an elevation of 3600m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Camp

    Day 4: Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    Wake up at 2am for tea and snacks, attempt the summit through a scree and on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. with a good moon you barely need a torch. The climb takes 3-4 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon, after a photo session, descend to Minto's hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya Bandas along the Gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giants billiards table Mountain.NDinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya meru Bandas. Here you can enjoy a drink at a fire place, hot shower and bed at the Bandas.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at camp

    Day 5: Meru Bandas- Nairobi,

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by late afternoon. Drop off at Nairobi hotel/airport.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Hilton Nairobi, Mama Ngina St, Nairobi, Kenya
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by SHELLS OF AFRICA SAFARIS

Activity ID: V-250128P11

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