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Mt.Kenya up Sirimon down Chogoria – 5 days

Day 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi, lunch in Nanyuki. Organize gear for the trek and begin the acclimatization process as the town is at the foothills of Mt.Kenya, at an attitude of 1,950m. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.

 

Day 2: Nanyuki-Old Moses

After breakfast drive to Sirimon Park and trek for 3-4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier) through beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks: 9 kms

 

Day 3: Old Moses (Judmeier) camp to Shimptons camp

This is about 6-8 hours hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Send peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton’s camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms.

 

Day 4: Shipton’s camp – Pt Lenana – Meru Mt. Kenya

You will wake up to a pre-down attempt of Point Lenana, attitude 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 Mt. Kenya- Nairobi

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