GHTM 217 - 6 days Mt Kenya Trekking holiday, Sirimon Chogoria Trekking
DAY ONE: NAIROBI - NANYUKI
Depart Nairobi at 9.30 am for Nanyuki, a journey which takes approximately 3 hours. After lunch walk around this small town or relax in the hotel preparing yourself for the next few days trekking on Mount Kenya. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY TWO: NANYUKI - SIRIMON PARK GATE - OLD MOSES CAMP
After breakfast transfer to the park gate where, after checking in, we commence our hiking on Mt. Kenya accompanied by the guide, cook and porters. Our trek goes through the rain forest made up of bamboo, rosewood and other vegetation to Old Moses Camp at 3,300 metres. From the gate to the mountain hut is a 3 hours hike that covers nine kilometres. Dinner and overnight.
DAY THREE: OLD MOSES - SHIPTONS CAMP
Our six to seven hours trek takes us through heath and moorland where wildlife abound and comprise of buffalo, rock hyrax and dik dik. We reach Shiptons Camp at an altitude of 4,200 m for dinner and overnight.
mountain hut on mt kenya
DAY FOUR: SHIPTONS CAMP
After breakfast you may take an acclimatization hike to Hausberg col (4,700m) before coming back to Shiptons for dinner and overnight.
DAY FIVE: MACKINDERS CAMP
An early morning start our final phase of trekking on Mount Kenya heading for Point Lenana (4,985 m) which is reached just before sunrise - this is an ascent of about 800 metres in three and a half-hours. Descend via the Lewis Glacier to the Austrian Hut (4,790 m) and continue to Mackinders Camp (4,200m) for overnight. The descent from Point Lenana to Mackinders takes about two hours.
DAY SIX: NAIROBI
After breakfast at 8.00 am we cross the vertical bog to the roadhead where we are picked up for our transfer to our base hotel for showers and lunch. In the afternoon we are driven to Nairobi where our trekking holiday terminates.