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Mt. Kenya Climbing - Up Sirimon Down Chogoria

 

Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi.  Lunch in Nanyuki.  Organise gear for the trek and begin the acclimatisation process as the town is at the foothills of Mount Kenya, at an attitude of 1,950m

Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.


 

Day 2: Nanyuki - Old Moses

After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon Park Gate, 2,660m above sea level.  Begin your 3 hour hike to Old Moses hut in an average hiking time of 3 hours. 

Dinner and overnight at the hut.


 

Day 3: Old Moses - Shiptons

After breakfast, hike to Shiptons in an average hiking time of 5 to 7 hours, which depends directly on one’s level of physical fitness.  Lunch will be taken enroute.  The altitude here is 4,200m above sea level.

Dinner and overnight at the hut.


 

Day 4: Shiptons - Pt. Lenana - Meru - Mt. Kenya

You will wake up to a pre-down attempt of Point Lenana, altitude 4,985m.  After your photography and viewing session descend to Minto’s Hut on the Chogoria trail for a full breakfast then down to Meru Mt Kenya for dinner and overnight in tents.  (At extra cost, you may upgrade your accommodation and spend the night at the Meru Mt Kenya Bandas, subject to availability)


 

Day 5: Meru Mr. Kenya - Nairobi

After breakfast, descent to Chogoria town, which is a 32km walk.  (Halfway done, you may take transport for 16 km to the town at extra cost).  Lunch in Chogoria then depart for Nairobi.

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