Mt Kenya Climb Sirimon out Chogoria Route 6 Days
Africa Climbing, Mount Kenya climb, climbing Mt Kenya to Africa second Highest peak.
Mt Kenya one of the East Africa Mountains that passes along the equator. Mt kenya climbing route Sirimon out Chogoria route
Mt Kenya!! It may not be the highest Mountain but its one of the best trekking and climbing Mountains with Biodiversity,Beauty and best scneries ever to be found on another Mountain in Africa.It Offers the most reqarding site on sunrise with views of Mt Kilimanjaro ,Kenya coast and Mt elgon at Point Lenana!!!!
ITINERARY FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA SIRIMON-CHOGORIA ROUTE
Day 1: Nairobi- Nanyuki – Old Moses camp ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680m ascent.
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 thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp also known as Judmair) for dinner and overnight.
The trek is a gentle and takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.
Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4,236m). 7 hrs, 14km,900m ascent
Up the spectacular Mackinder Valley past strange giant groundsel and lobelia plants to emerge onto what looks like a set from Star Trek – Shipton’s Camp at 4,236m. This is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers, with its resident populations of bizarre rock hyrax and beautiful sunbirds.
Day 3: Full Day acclimatization.
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 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. 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!
Day 4: Shipton Camp – Mackinders Camp (4,300m) 4 hrs, 7km, 300m ascent
From Shipton’s camp the trail leads to Kami camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg Col at 4590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to Mackinder’s camp for the night.
Day 5: Mackinders Camp – Point Lenana (4,985m) – Bandas. 11-12 hrs, 685m ascent, 2,080m descent.
An early 2.30 am start for an attempt to reach point Lenana in time for sunrise.
The climb takes 4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to mintos hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas through the gorges valley for dinner & overnight.
You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!
Day 6: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi. 2 hrs, 10km walk.
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for the return to Nairobi – usually arriving mid to late afternoon.
Never give up before reaching the summit !!!!
Price of 750$ per person
All transportation to/from the mountain (private)
All Park fees.
All food while on the Mountain.
Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
All guiding services
Porter support for the climb.
Not included are:
Personal clothing and equipment (see equipment list)
Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
Beverages while not on the mountain
NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.
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