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5 Days Mt. Kenya Sirimon up-Chogoria down Trek

5 Days Mt. Kenya Sirimon up-Chogoria down Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Walking Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 980 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Leave Nairobi to mt Kenya national park after park formalities head to oldmoses camp trek lasts for 3 hrs dinner and rest at oldmoses camp 3300 m.

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton camp (4200 m). Early morning start through Ontulili river up the spectacular mackinders valley via liki north ridge with picnic lunch en route arriving in Shipton camp in 7 hrs time. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370 m before returning to the camp for lunch.

Day 4: Shipton - Pt. Lenana (4985 m)- Mt Kenya Bandas lodge (2800m). Kick off at 3:00 am to reach pt Lenana in time for the sun rise. 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 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, 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 lodge through the gorges valley for dinner and overnight. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the lodge.

Day 5: After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicles for transfer to Nairobi where we arrive late afternoon.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Guide
- Porters to carry food and luggage
- Cooks
- Park fees and camping fees for clients, guide, porters and cooks
- Accommodation on bandas
- All meals 4 meals per day breakfast, lunch, 1st evening tea, appetizers. Full supper and 2nd evening tea
- Transport to fro from Nairobi and to base camp using public shuttle
not included
- Personal hiking gear
- Tips/gratitude
- Drinks of personal leisure.

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