AASC 18: 05 DAYS IN SIRIMON OUT CHOGORIA OR VISE VERSA

5 DAYS IN SIRIMON OUT CHOGORIA OR VISE VERSA CLIMB

A climb to the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The main peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). It is located in central Kenya, the heart of Kenya, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital City Nairobi. The Republic of Kenya derives its name from the mountain. The Kikuyu live on the southern side of the foot of Mt. Kenya which is also the seat of their God Ngai -Mwene Nyaga.

Day1: Judmaier’s Camp
We arrive at the mountain climbing base by 10.00a.m where you meet your guides and porters to assist you in sorting out the climbing equipment and gear. After start sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek we drive to the Sirimon Park Gate where you sign and start a 3hrs hike through the equatorial forest to the camp for overnight (3,300m). This is an easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization.  We overnight Judmaier Camp (3300m) in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day2: Shipton’s Camp 
Hike up to the Mackinder Valley one of the broadest valley and get spectacular view of the main peaks –Batian and Nelion. Light lunch is served on the way. We overnight at Shipton’s camp just below the main peaks (walking time approximately 6-7 hours and overnight in high altitude tents on full board basis- 4,200m)

Day3: Minto’s Camp
We make a pre-dawn alpine climb to the third highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m) via the north face route. Four hours of walking to the summit to be on the top for sunrise and clear view. Then descend to Minto’s camp for breakfast and rest. In the afternoon have walk down to Vivian falls, Lake Michaelson enjoying great views of the Gorges valley. Back to the camp for dinner and overnight in tents (4,300m).

Day4: Meru Bandas
After breakfast descend down through the moorland to Mount Kenya Meru Bandas for overnight in camp –walking time 5-6 hrs (3,300m)

Day5: Nairobi
After breakfast you will be picked by vehicle from Meru Bandas and drive through beautiful natural forest to chogoria town. Be picked by Aardwolf Africa safaris vehicle and be transferred to Nairobi.

Cost includes:
All park entry fees, camping fees, food while on the mountain, guide, cook, porters, accommodation in huts/tents and transport from the lodge to the mountain and back.

Not included:
All personal trekking equipment
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