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5 Days Mount Kenya Trekking. This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different from its lush bamboo and highland forests.

You can climb Mt Kenya in as little as 4 days but also do a traverse and spend 6 days on the mountain which also gives you access to Mt Kenya National Park. However, it is still a challenging ascent and requires a great deal of physical fitness to reach. Many different routes and trails lead to this peak, depending on how much time you have in order to see as much as possible on and around the

The final nighttime ascent of Point Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro or the Rwenzoris.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 : Nairobi – Sirimon Gate – Old Moses camp

After pick up in Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, we trek up through the magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs. Gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2 : Old Moses – Shipton camp

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River, and continue uphill to Mackinder’s Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds.

Day 3 : Shipton camp – Acclimatization Day

For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at the Ship ton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.

N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

Day 4 : Shipton – Point Lenana – Mt Kenya Bandas

Kick-off at 3. am to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise.

The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good moon, you barely need a torch. Without a Moon then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the Stars as almost anywhere on Earth.

The climb takes 3-4 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon
Descend to Minto`s hut for a full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya Bandas along the Gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks, and Giants billiards table Mountain.

Dinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya Bandas.

Here can enjoy log fires, hot showers, and beds at the Bandas.

Day 5 : Meru Bandas – Chogoria town

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs.

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