Name: Climb Mount Kenya - Sirimon/Chogoria Route
Activities: Exploring, Mountains, Photography, Safari, Walking, Wildlife
Location: Mount Kenya
Duration: 6 days

 










Guide:


COSTS
: Our prices for a minimum of 2 guests, start at approximately US$ 800 per person per day


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Highlights:

All the best parts of Mt Kenya, stunning views of the peaks, tarns & fantastic endemic flora, chance of seeing some wildlife, arguably the prettiest high altitude hike in East Africa


Day 1 Mt Kenya/Old Moses
Depart from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Nanyuki - Sirimon Park Gate, picnic lunch served at the gate. After finalizing with park formalities start an acclimatization hike through tropical forest to Old Moses Camp, occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an elephant.
1 overnight Old Moses Camp

Day 2 Mt Kenya/Likii North
After breakfast, start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders valleys arriving at Likii North Hut in the early afternoon. Lunch at the camp and later an acclimatization walk around the camp.
1 overnight Likii North Camp

Day 3 Mt Kenya/Shipton's
Start the hike of the steep slope towards Shipton's Camp arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels occurring along this route are some of the spectacular views on Mt Kenya. Afternoon walk to the Kami Hut returning later to camp for dinner and overnight.
1 overnight Shipton's Camp

Day 4 Mt Kenya/Austrian Hut
Depart Shipton's after breakfast and make the peak-circuit navigation to Austrian Hut. Enjoy views of the Simba col and the Lewis glacier on the way. Arrive at the Top hut in time for a hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at camp.
1 overnight Austrian Hut Camp

Day 5 Mt Kenya/Meru Mt Kenya Lodge
The highlight of our trip! At 0430hrs, wake up and have tea & biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (Point Lenana, alt 4985 metres), take photos with the African sunrise, its possible to see Mt Kilimanjaro to the West if the weather is clear. From the Summit of Pt. Lenana, especially at dawn, the views are spectacular. Descend down to Mintos Camp for breakfast, picnic lunch on trail then descend further down to Meru Mt Kenya Lodge for dinner and overnight.
1 overnight Meru Mt Kenya Lodge


Day 6 Mt Kenya/End
After breakfast depart form Meru Mt Kenya Lodge & walk through the spectacular bamboo forest to connect with your 4x4 vehicle to Chogoria town and then drive on to Nairobi.




     
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