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Mt. Kenya 6 Days Sirimon Down Chogoria

The most famous climbing routes on Mount Kenya - the Sirimon and the Chogoria Routes - and make the tour a remarkably diverse and spectacular hike. Sirimon Route, coming from the west, passes through the dry areas of the mountain with giant trees and rocky terrain. The descent on the Chogoria Route is exactly the opposite of lush bamboo forests and highlands.

per adult from

$1,199

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Porters
    • Accommodation and cook
    • Park fee
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kenya
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Own expenses
    • Tips for waiters and guides.

  • Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp

    Pass By: Sirimon Route, Sirimon Rte, Kenya
    (3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680 ascents.
    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 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.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Old Moses camp

    Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    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.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shipton camp

    Day 3: Shipton Camp – Acclimatization Day

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
    For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at t Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gain in 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!

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shipton Camp

    Day 4: Acclimatization Day

    Pass By: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
    Acclimatization day at Shipton
    Ready for the summit

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Shipton Camp

    Day 5: Shipton – Point Lenana - Mt Kenya Bandas

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
    11-12 hrs., 785 ascents, 2,085 descent.
    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 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 Giant billiards Table Mountain. Dinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya Bandas.
    Here can enjoy log fires, hot showers, and bed at the Bandas.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mt. Kenya Bandas

    Day 6: Meru Bandas- Chogoria Town

    Pass By: Chogoria, Chogoria, Eastern Province
    2hrs. 10km
    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


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Urbema Safaris

Activity ID: V-87755P23

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