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Mount Kenya Sirimon-Chogoria(4 Days)

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The Sirimon route comes from the west of Mount Kenya and passes through the dry side of the mountain. Giant trees and a rocky terrain awaits you here, before you descend onto the Chogoria path, where you can spot a totally different view with lush bamboo and highland forests.

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  1. Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation.
  2. Transfer to and from the base of the mountain.
  3. Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  4. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
  5. Accommodations in camps as per the itinerary.
  6. All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
  7. Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook.
  8. Treated water on the trek.
  9. Start and finish Nairobi
  • Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
  • Emergency evacuation cover USD. 24.00 from Amref.
  • Meals outside the mountain.
  • Other Items not mentioned above.
  • Accommodation before/after the trek.
  • Trekking gears.
  • Tips.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Visa and flight fee

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

Depart Nairobi 6:00am Road trip to Sirimon gate and have a picnic lunch before entry. The hike start from the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, trek upthrough magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first camp (Old Moses camp/judmier campsite 3,300m) for evening tea, mountain entertainment dinner and overnight stay. This is a gentle trek that takes 3-4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m. From Old Moses camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks
After a heavy breakfast, Hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m ), 17 kms (6 to 8 hrs hike) through Likii Valley mid morning After a water break,continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North River andMackinders Valley, a great day of scenery and magical photo shoots.There are killer & panoramic views of the peaks from the view point. A Nourishing lunch will be served by the Likii River and continue to Shiptons camp at 4200m Evening tea, snacks, dinner and overnight stay. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds
Kick off @ 2:00am the hike takes 3-4 hrs. The climb starts on froze scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With good Moon you barely need a torch. Without Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you a good view of the stars like nowhere else on Earth. Reach point Lenana (4985m) followed by Hoisting of the Africa Outdoors Flag & photo session on sunrise After summit we follow the track through giant heather and forest down to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the west of the gorges valley to reach Lake Michaelson, 3961m. Dinner and spend the night at Lake Ellis , B, L, D
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest down to Chogoria gate head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the west. The walk down to the chogoria gate take s between 3-4 hrs and is probably one of the most scenic walks on the mountai.This takes you along the top of the ridge overlooking the gorges valley. Back to Nairobi 3-4 hrs Trek

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