Tour Code :SNPK 03
Start : Nairobi
End : Nairobi
Tour Duration: 5 DAYS SIRIMON - CHOGORIA ROUTE.
Approximate Trekking Distance: 56 Kms
Accommodations: As per itinerary
Group Size: Daily guaranteed departure
Day 1. Nairobi to Old Moses camp 3300m.
Pick up from the airport and if the time allows we drive from Nairobi
through central Kenya and proceed towards Nyeri with a nice view of
Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares ranges in clear evening with a brief stop
over at the Equator near Nanyuki the base town where you will pick the other team of porters and proceed to Sirimon park gate 2650m. After clearing with the park authority, you will start the hike through the forest accompanied by your guides, cook and porters to Old Moses camp 3300m. ( 3-4 hrs walk).
Day 2. Old Mose to Shipton camp 4200m.
After breakfast hike through the moorland viewing high attitude flowers, animals and birds to Shipton camp 4200m. ( 6-7hrs walk POLE POLE).
Day 3. Acclimatization day
After break fast, take an exploration hike around the peaks ascending
up to 4600m where turn lakes and permanent glaciers make the source of most big rivers in Kenya and return back to Shipton camp 4200m for lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Shipton - Lenana to Bandas camp
This will be the longest day on the trip. Take an early morning tea
and at around 2.30 am start the climbing along a lose scree which
sometimes of the year is covered with snow to reach the summit of
Lenana (4,985M) (3hrs) the third peak in Mt. Kenya to catch the
sunrise and after a superb view from the summit as far as Mt.
Kilimanjaro to the south, descend to Mintos camp (3hrs) to the Eastern side of the peaks where you will meet with your cooks and porters for breakfast. After the breakfast, descend through a scenic trail on Chogoria route viewing the fascinating Gorges Valley to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas camp 2,950m for hot shower dinner and overnight ( 6hrs). Lunch served en route. (Total 12 -15hrs).
Day 5. Chogoria to Nairobi
After breakfast, descend for 2hrs through the rain forest to connect your transfer off the mountain to Chogoria village and later drive back to Nairobi and porters back to Nanyuki arriving in the evening.