5 Days Chogoria - Sirimon
After an early breakfast, we leave latest at 7.00am for Chogoria where special landrovers are waiting to take us to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (3000m). After a quick lunch, we start our hike through a scenic landscape with forest patches and open plains, home to varied species of wildlife. Today’s destination is the Road Head Camp at 3400 m. The camp has already been set up by our crew and after dinner we retire early to our tents.
After breakfast a 10km hike along a ridge, with spectacular views of Lake Michaelson in the Gorge Valley below takes us close to the Hall Tarns. Here we take a lunch break before we tackle a steep descend to the Gorge Valley floor for a scenic camp night on the shores of Lake Michaelson. Dinner and overnight will be at the fly camp.
Today’s hike is rather short. We hike along the Gorge Valley towards Point Lenana. The hike gets gradually steeper and finally we ascend a ridge and get to the Simba Tarn (4600m), our camp site for the night at the base of Point Lenana. We enjoy our dinner while marveling the spectacular views of Nelion and Batian, the main peaks of Mt.Kenya and Point Lenana our challenge for tomorrow.
After an early morning breakfast at 5.00am, the track will lead via a steep screed to the Simba cole and further on to Point Lenana (4895m). After the summit photo, we descend via Simba Cole to Shipton©s Camp for a rest before we proceed with our descend for another 15km to Old Moses Camp. Here we enjoy our dinner and have a well deserved rest.
After breakfast we descend (9km) to the Sirimon Gate where our vehicles will be waiting for us to take us to Nairobi or any other destination after having bade the crew good bye.
2 Days Mt Kenya Hiking
DAY 1: NAIROBI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m
Depart Nairobi at 6:30 am to Sirimon gate via Nanyuki to pick the mountain crews. After early lunch at Sirimon gate, trek will start to Old Moses camp, a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours passing through forest of indigenous trees like Podocapus trees, Douglass fire, Red Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part arriving at Old Moses hut at around 2:30 pm/3:00 pm. A t the evening, a guide will take you further up for a short distance up to 3600m and then descend back to the hut for dinner and over night. At the altitude of 3600m, you are completely out of Heath and shrub part to Savanna moorland and here you will be able to see the Laikipia plateau clearly. Laikipia plateau is the largest plateau surrounding Mt Kenya.
DAY 2: OLDMOSES Hut – NAIROBI
After breakfast at the hut, you will descend back to Sirimon gate where you will meet your transfer vehicle back to your hotel in Nairobi.
PRICE: 260 US$
All inclusive except
1.Tips for potter,guide&driver
2.Beverages like Sodas,Beer e.t.c
3.All Mountain gear
4 Days up sirimon down sirimon
Day1:Nanyuki - Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 7.00am for 4 hours drive with a shared tax to Nanyuki town where you will have lunch and pick mountain crew before you proceed further to Sirimon Gate, 2650m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judimier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
Day2: Judimier Camp - Shiptons Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
Wake up at 6:00am in the morning and pack your belongings and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Old Moses camp with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut
Day 3: Shiptons Camp - Point Lenana - Judimaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 9-10hrs, 21km
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hurry’s Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, B,L,D
Day 4:Judimaier Camp – Sirimon - Nairobi 2-3hrs, 9km
After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi, B, L
Included in the 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 camps as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
5days Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria route
DAY1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI
Leave Nairobi at 9.00am for 4 hours drive to Nanyuki town for lunch, dinner and overnight at Simba’s lodge Hotel/Sport Man Arms/Mt Kenya safari club. This is the best place for first day acclimatization since this town is located at the base of Mt Kenya. Spend the evening trekking around Equator where some men in the Equator point will demonstrate to you how you detect that you are exactly at the Equator point. There are other attractions in this town like P.C.E.A NANYUKI SPINNERS & WEAVERS (A WOMEN SELF HELP PROJECT).This is traditional industry for making wall mats, table mat’s, scuffs and sweaters and they colour their products using the natural dye. They use leaves of plants like Mexican marigold, black jack, cactus, worms like amphids and many other small insects that feed on cactus leaves and many other plants. Each plant produce different colour and it depends on the boiling time. They don’t use chemicals. Really, this is interesting to see.
DAY 2: NANYUKI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m
At 10:15am after breakfast, leave Nanyuki together with mountain crews to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Mt Kenya after lunch. Trek from Sirimon gate to Old Moses camp a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours trekking, pass through forest of indigenous trees like Podo trees, Douglass fire, Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part. Dinner and over night at Old Moses Camp.
DAY3: OLD MOSES – SHIPTONS Hut 4200m
Wake up at 6:00am in the morning, pack your belongings, and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Old Moses camp with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut.
DAY4: SHIPTONS HUT – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – CHOGORIA MT KENYA MERU BANDAS
Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 2:00 am to prepare your self and the take pre breakfast at 2:30 am. Leave Shiptons at 3:00 am to attempt the summit a journey that takes 3 ½ hours to reach the summit. Point Lenana is the third highest peak in Mt Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day, you can see Mt Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Here the guide will give you 45 mins/1 hour to relax before you proceed further to Chogoria gate via Road Head 3300m where you will have a lunch. Overnight stay at the tent near the rangers post.
DAY5: CHOGORIA MT KENYA MERU BANDAS – NAIROBI
After breakfast at 7:00 am, you will walk down for a distance of 32 km through the dense forest to Chogoria town, where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Nairobi town. Moreover, if you are too much exhausted, a guide can call a 4x4-wheel drive vehicle to pick you from Chogoria gate after breakfast to Chogoria town where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Nairobi town where your tour ends.
A 4X4 vehicle will cost you extra 100/120 US$ depending with the weather condition or you walk down for 10 kms and you drive from there at a cost of 60/70 US$
Price: 600 US$
Included in the price:
• Guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation while on the trek.
• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish in Nairobi
• Tips, sleeping bags, drinks e.g. Sodas& beer, accommodation in Nanyuki before the trek
• climbing gears like head touch, rain jackets and trouser, warm clothes, hand groves, warm woolen hats,sun glasses and good water proof mountain boot
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Head touch
• 4X4 Wheel drive
7 Days Up Kamweti Route Down Timau Truck
Tour Duration: 7 Days mt kenya climbing Kamweti out Timau route
Accommodations: As per itinerary
Group Size: Daily guaranteed departure
Day 1: Nairobi – Castle Lodge 2000M-2300M
Drive from Nairobi on an all weather road to Kimunye shopping centerthen enter Mt kenya forest drive towords Castle forest lodge to arrive in good time for lunch ( 160km).Afternoon acclimatization walk lead you through a part of the equatorial rain forest,
If you are lucky you may see game including the black and white colobus monkeys, Elephant and even buffaloes . Dinner and overnight at the famous Castle Lodge (2000m)
Day 2: Castle Lodge - Kamweti 2300M-2500M
Leave the famous Castle lodge after breakfast for Kamweti. This is through last part of the equatorial rain forest to the beginning of the bamboo zone. The views are just amazing and the experience is unbelievable, lunch, dinner and overnight at upper Kamweti guesthouse (2500m)
Day 3: Kamweti – Sagana Campsite 2500M-3150M
Start early enough after breakfast ready for 15km trekking; this is through the beautiful and undisturbed bamboo zone where the real trekking starts. Lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at Sagana campsite.
Day 4: Sagana Campsite – Thegu Camp 3150M-4000M
Start by steep climbing from Sagana to join the fragile moorland. The experience is just wonderful and the views are just amazing, with the special mountain plant that never grow below 3500m. Lunch enroute, dinner and overnight at Thegu camp (3850m)
Day 5: Thegu Camp – Mackinders Camp 4000M-4300M
Breakfast and depart Thegu camp for Mackinder’s camp. With full time peaks views infront of you, Its13kms trekking through wonderful and fragile moorland. Slow pace rhythm is highly recommended in this day. Packed lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s camp (4300m)
Day 6: Mackinders Camp – Point Lenana – Majors Camp 4300M-4985M-4000M
Pre-dawn continental breakfast and shoot for the summit around 3 a.m. The three hours trekking leads you to point Lenana through Austrian so as to be at the summit at 6.15 time to enjoy the African sunrise and a chance to see Kilimanjaro to the south about 316 kms away. After this magic experience, it’s then a careful descend to Austrian hut again for the real breakfast before proceeding to Major’s camp. Lunch enroute dinner and overnight at the Major’s camp (4000m)
Day 7 Majors Camp – Road Head - Nairobi 4000m-1500m (Nrb)
Last breakfast and start descending towards the road head. The three hours walk will eventually leave you at the west Marania camp (road head) for transfer back to civilization, Lunch at Nanyuki proceeding to Nairobi where the tour ends.
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Tour price Includes:-
- Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
- Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
- Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
- Start and finish Nairobi
- Treated water on the trek
Excluded in the price:
- Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
- Hotel accommodations in Nairobi before and after the trek
- International flights
- Visas to Kenya
- Items of personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary