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Chogoria Sirimon 5 Days - 6 Days

Hiking

Hiking in Kenya is fast gaining popularity.

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian 5,199 meters (17,057 ft) and Nelion at 5,188 metres (17,021 ft). While  Point Lenana  sits at 4,985 metres (16,355 ft) the mountain is  in central Kenya, about 16.5 kilometers south of the equator. In addition it is 150 kilometers north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mt Kenya Climbing expedition is a must try experience whilst in Kenya

Day 1
Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 29kms

After pick up in Nairobi or your hotel in the slopes of the mountain and drive through upwards to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trek through the dense bamboo forest for up to the Mt Kenya Bandas.

Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas.

Day 2
Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite

After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table.

You get to the camp just in time for hot lunch and then an afternoon hike can be done to Mugi hill for acclimatization. The hike takes 1-2 hours. Fishing in the lake is another optional activity. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 3
Lake Ellis Camp Lake Michaelson Camp

This day offers a wonderful range of vision. Today you start the hike of the steep slope towards Lake Michaelson. With water rests on the way the trek is one to remember. The highlight of the days trek is the walk from the cliff down to the Lake Michaelson in slow and calculated steps. Arrival time is just in time for hot lunch. Lake Michaelson has arguably the most scenic views on the mountain with Vivien falls and the Nithi gorges. Overnight at Lake Michaelson Camp

Day 4
Summit then Old Moses

At 3:00 am you are woken up by the camp crew and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the scree and rock to the summit, Point Lenana 4,985 m , which is the highlight of our trip! After taking photos of the African sunrise and on a clear day views of Kilimanjaro, you descend slowly down to Shipton’s Camp for breakfast. After some rest embark on the journey to Old Moses camp through Mackinder’s valley arriving late in the evening. Lunch is served on the way. The camp is relatively warm and here you enjoy the view of Nanyuki town and the Timau plains. Dinner and overnight

Day 5
Old Moses then Next Destination

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours down to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for transfer to Nairobi or your next destination. At the park entrance gate you have the opportunity to bid goodbye to the crew as you appreciate them depending on their services rendered.

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