5 Days Mount Kenya climbing, Sirimon route Mount Kenya, down Chogoria route

5 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route  – challenging hike to the summit following straightforward paths while making use of accommodation huts located along the way.

5 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route – Itinerary

Day 1. Transfer from JKIA/Nairobi Hotel – Sirimon gate – Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680 ascent

Day 2. Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m) 7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

Day 3. Shipton Camp – Acclimatization Day

Day 4. Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m) – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 11-12 hrs, 785 ascent, 2,085 descent.

Day 5. Meru Bandas – Chogoria town 2 hrs, 10km – Nairobi

5 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route

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 17:00hrs.

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Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680 ascent.

Transfer from Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town lunch en-route, cross the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, trek up through the magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland, and first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

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Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River, and continuing uphill 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 glaciers. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.

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Day 3: Shipton Camp – Acclimatisation Day

Acclimatization day at Shipton
Ready for the summit
For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

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Day 4: Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 11-12 hrs, 785 ascent, 2,085 descent.<br />

Kick-off at 3 a.m to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise.
The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. with a good moon you barely need a torch. Without a Moon then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the Stars as almost anywhere o Earth.
The climb takes 3-4 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon
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 Giant billiards table Mountain.
Dinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya Bandas.
Here can enjoy log fires, hot showers, and bed at the Bandas.

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Day 5: Meru Bandas - Chogoria town. 2 hrs, 10km - Nairobi<br />

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 17:00hrs.

1 Person – US$ 925 per person
2 Persons booked together – US$ 795 per person
3 Persons booked together or more persons – US$ 765 per person

Price Includes:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Accommodations in Camps/Huts whilst on Trek as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Services of an English speaking professional guide, porters, and skilled cook
• Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
• Treated water on the trek
• Government Taxes, and local levies

• Starts, and finishes Nairobi

Price Excludes:
• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/drinks
• International flights, visa fees
• Personal clothing and climbing gears
• Personal Travel Insurance
• Laundry, drinks, and tipping
• Extra activities offered at lodges or en route
• Any items of personal nature.
• Tips and gratuities for guides and porter

• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

5 days mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route
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