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5 Days Mt. Kenya Chogoria Route

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Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

As hikers & adventurers, A Great Hike is our oasis. It provides a sense of fulfillment & serenity. As we trek up the greatest mountains the idea of becoming one with nature becomes a reality.

Join the #hikers in Kenya as we take on Mt Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro measuring 4,985 metres via Sirimon Route

The hike will take four days through Sirimon route this is the easiest route to reach Point Lenana. The route is on dry side of the mountain so it offers magical views and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, Alphine flower…s and Lobelia in higher elevations.


TRIP TYPE:

Mt Kenya Sirimon-Chogoria Route

Route

Duration


ACTIVITIES:

Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

Sirimon – Chogoria route

5 Days | 4 Nights

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Nairobi at 6:30am

Road trip to Sirimon gate and have a picnic lunch before entry. The hike start from the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, trek up thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for evening tea, moutain enternainment dinner and overnight stay. This is a gentle trek that takes 3-4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m. From Old Moses camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks

Day 2

After a heavy breakfast, Hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m ), 17kms (6 to 8 hrs hike) through Likii Valley mid morning After a water break, continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North River and
Mackinders Valley, a great day of scenery and magical photo shoots.

There are killer & panaromic views of the peaks from the view point. A nourishing lunch will be served by the Likii River and continue to Shiptons camp at 4200m Evening tea, snacks, dinner and overnight stay. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds

Day 3 (acclimatization day)

We shall hike nearby mountains in preparation of summit day and a long trek to Chogoria route

Day 4 (summit day)

Kick off @ 2:00am the hike takes 3-4 hrs. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With good Moon you barely need a torch. Without Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you a good view of the
stars like nowhere else on Earth. Reach point Lenana (4985m) followed by photo session on sunrise.

After summit we follow the track through giant heather and forest down to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the west of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and spend the night at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 5: Bandas – Nairobi 350m descent

After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest down to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the west. Back to Nairobi.

Included/Excluded

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
  • Accommodation before/after the trek
  • Climbing gears
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
  • Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.

Tour's Location

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?

JKIA or Hotel of choice between Moshi Arusha and Nairobi

When and where does the tour start?

JKIA or Hotel of choice between Moshi Arusha and Nairobi

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes

What is the age range?

15 to 70 years

from 780.00$

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