MOUNT KENYA CLIMB
5 DAYS: TREKKING SIRIMON TO CHOGORIA ROUTE.
One of the most famous and popular routes – Sirimon/ Chogoria The route pass through dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exectly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests. The final night time ascent of Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africabut the trek is considered easier than either Kilimnjaro or the Ruwenzori sands most likely climb for seeing big game.
Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate – Old Moses Camp/3300 m
Pick up after breakfast pick up in Nairobi drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the Equator on route to Sirimon Park gate 2660m. From the gate, trek upthrough magnificient montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut Old Moses 3300m. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp 4200m
After breakfast follow the track uphill, continue to cross Ontulli River before turning right contour through moorlend and Liki North River up to Mackinders valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton camp. This camp is surreal setting below has a towering peaks of glacier. Resident population here is the Rock Hyrax and Sun birds. Dinner and overnight at Shipton camp.
Day 3: Full day acclimatization at Shipton
You can have better acclimatization and rest at the Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible.
Day 4: Shipton – Point Lennana (4985m) – Mt K Bandas
The Summit: 0300 hours wake up early at dawn to attempt point Lenana in time for African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continuous on rocky track with some very minor scrambling. The climb takes 3 hours and to your exhilaration you will see Mount Kilimanjaro to the South clearly at the horizon. Descend to Mintos hut for full breakfast then after short rest descend further to Mount Kenya Bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy
good views of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
Day 5: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi
After breakfast, descend on a braod track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Nairobi.DAYS
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