Sirimon /Chogoria route 5 days/ 4 nights
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Sirimon /Chogoria route 5 days/ 4 nights

Day 1   Sirimon gate Old Moses Camp
Hiking Time: 3 hrs
Total Distance: 10km
Starting Altitude: 2610m
Final Altitude: 3300m
Habitat: Montane forest

you will drive from Meru national park to the Sirimon gate of Mt. Kenya National park at 2600m. It is not uncommon to see baboons running through the trees and across the grass fields in front of the gate. Elephants are sometimes spotted here as well. We start our trek with a 3 to 4 hour hike up through the forest to Old Moses camp at 3300m.

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.


Day 2 Old Moses Camp –Likii north valley
Hiking Time: 4-5hrs
Total Distance: 9km
Starting Altitude: 3300m
Final Altitude: 3993m
After breakfast the hike starts through the barrow, towards the Likii North Valley, here the moor land offers a gentle climb through fascinating vegetation with a chance of seeing the peaks.we ascend for the glimpse of the peaks, proceeding to the spectacular view of Mackinders valley, dotted with Lobelias and other beautiful plants with views of the North faces of Nelion and Batian peaks before reaching Shiptons camp (4,200 m). Altitude gain: Time: 7hours walk.


Day 3 Shipton's Camp/ Lenana Peak / Mintos
Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs
Total Distance:5km
Starting Altitude: 4200m
Final Altitude: 4985m
Habitat: Scree slopes

Alpine ascent of the third highest peak point Lenana (4,985m). It will take your approx. 4 hours of stiff walking to the summit.
We wake at night at 2.30am for hot tea and biscuits. Ascend to Point Lenana at 4,985m for approx. 3 hours to arrive for sunrise. From here you can admire Mt. Kilimanjaro's highest peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi visible from the south, Indian Ocean from the east and Mt. Elgon from the west. Afterwards we descend to Hallstarn (4300m) for breakfast; there will be some more fantastic scenery. Overnight will be in tents.


Day 4 Mintos /Meru Mt Kenya Bandas
After breakfast we start a 15km hike, taking 6 hours hiking gently down a broad ridge enjoying magnificent views back up the valley to the snowy peaks, and down to waterfall tarns and lava flows in the Gorges Valley itself. Lake Michelson, Lake Ellis, the giant billiard table and the mugi hills will be visible at a distance. A picnic lunch will be provided on the way, spending the night at Chogoria Banda's which provides hot showers.

 


Day 5 Meru Mt Kenya Bandas /Chogoria /Nairobi)
After breakfast we walk for approximately 10km in the rain forest, enjoying the beautiful views. We then connect with your mountain 4x4 vehicles to drive you out of the park and down to Chogoria Town. Here you will transfer into another vehicle before continuing back to Nairobi or other planned destination

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