6 Days Mt Kenya Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route
DAY 1: NAIROBI – NANYUKI
Leave Nairobi at 9:00 in the morning for 4hours drive to Nanyuki town arriving in time for lunch. This is the best place for first day acclimatization. Spend the whole after noon by walking around Equator and open air markets that are around this beautiful town. Dinner and overnight at Nanyuki Simbas Castel Hotel.
DAY 2: NANYUKI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m
At 10:15am after breakfast at simbas lodge, 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 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.
DAY4: SHIPTONS HUT
After break fast at 8:30 in the morning, leave Shiptons for a short distance acclimatization to Shiptons col 4650m and the return to Shiptons camp for Lunch. This is a very important day for preparations of the next day summit attempt. Dinner and over night at Shiptons Hut.
DAY5: SHIPTONS – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – CHOGORIA GATE 2950m
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 3rd 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 camp for full breakfast. Here the guide will give you 1 hour to relax before you proceed to Road head for lunch as you enjoy the scenic view of the great Chogoria gorges and valley and then to Chogoria gate campsite where you will pitch your tent. Dinner and overnight here.
DAY6: CHOGORIA GATE – NAIROBI
After breakfast at 7:30,you will be picked by 4x4 wheel drive vehicle that will drive you down for a distance of 32kms through Mt Kenya rain dense forest to Chogoria town where you will have a short break to say bye to your potters and cook as you connect with Another vehicle back to Nairobi.
All inclusive except
1.Tips for potter,guide&driver
2.Beverages like Sodas,Beer e.t.c
3.All Mountain gears
4.4x4 wheel drive from Chogoria gate to Chogoria town