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Mt Kenya Trekking - 5 Days Chogoria - Sirimon Traverse

Mt Kenya Trekking - 5 Days Chogoria - Sirimon Traverse

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 25 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 950 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart from Nairobi at 08:00 am, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria. Leave the tarmac and attempt the drive on the dirt road through Chogoria forest up to the Chogoria Park gate. The whole journey takes 5-10 hours depending on the prevailing weather conditions in Chogoria. Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas Lodge (3000 m).

Day 2: Leaving early, you trek on a wide track through the forest, with occasional sightings of elephant, bushbuck, buffalo and impala. Divert from the main track and trek to the base of the relatively Mugi hill (3500 m). For better acclimatization, climb the hill then descend and walk to camp beside the Nithi River for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Cross the Nithi River to reach the moorlands from where you can enjoy good views of the picturesque Gorges Valley, the Temple, lakes, mushroom rocks, billiards table and the high peaks. Hike for 4-5 hours to Mintos campsite for picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Minto's (4300 m).

Day 4: Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03:00 pm and you hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985 m), the hiker's summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton's camp for breakfast and a whole day's rest. Dinner and overnight at Shipton's camp (4200 m).

Day 5: After breakfast, begin a 5-6 hour descent to Sirimon Park gate (2600 m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands and forests. Transfer to Nairobi.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transport from Nairobi to the mountain and back
- Park entry fees
- Food (3 meals per day while on the mountain)
- Accommodation in all mountain huts/camping where applicable
- Guide, cook and porters.

The price does not include: Tips, personal hiking gears and beverages.

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