Package Overview For: 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon - Chogoria Crossover

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Prices are based on Per Person Sharing.

Price: $ 750

What Is Included In The Costs Above

All Park related fees, Transport to and from the mountain Accommodation up the mountain in bunkhouses, Three {3} meals a day whilst on tour, Service crew {Guides, chefs & porters}

What to bring: Mount Kenya has its own climate on account of its height. Rain clouds can appear without warning and be gone hours later. An early morning frost is possible at any time of the year and guests should bring a fleece and light rain jacket, although during the heat of the day shorts and T-shirts should suffice. 1. Sleeping bag; one rated four (4) season is fine. Bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm, 2. Clothing; •Rain Trouser •Rain Jacket [Poncho] •Balaclava [Hat Woollen] •Warm Clothes down jacket •Thermal underwear •Fleece Jacket •Hiking Boots •Gloves •Walking Sticks •Head Torch •Sunglasses •Ruck Suck 65L [Carried by porters] •Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects] 3. Optional comfort accessories; Walking poles, hot water bottle Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather 4: Passport/Identification Card {ID} 5: Personal travel/ medical insurance

The Proposed Itinerary

Day:1 Nairobi - Nanyuki - Old Moses camp(Judimier)

Assemble and departure from the agreed central point at 07:00hrs. Drive to Nanyuki will take four and a half {4 ½} hours. Here we meet the crew for the hike. We also replenish our supplies before driving to Sirimon park gate altitude 2,650m a.s.l. Picnic lunch is served while payments and formalities are finalized. We hike for nine {9km} to Old Moses camp 3,300m asl. for dinner and overnight. Accommodation in the bunkhouses in form of dormitories.

Meals Provided: Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day:2 Old Moses camp - Shipton's camp via Mackinder's Valley

After early breakfast, hike to Shipton`s camp through Mackinder`s valley. Lunch served en route or picnic packed lunch box. Elevation attained one thousand {900m} to 4,200m a.s.l. Dinner and overnight in the bunkhouse

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day:3 Shipton's camp - Acclimatization

It is an acclimatization day in preparation for the summit ascent. We explore the adjacent cols & ridges neighbouring the camp. The drill is as always to climb high and sleep low.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day:4 Shipton's camp – Point Lenana - Mount Kenya Bandas

After a light pre-breakfast at 02:00hrs ascend to our main trekker`s Point Lenana for sunrise at 06:30hrs. A short celebration and photo session marking the climax of the hike. Descend to Halls tarn { Mintos Hut} having a glimpse at the Temple. Hot brunch will be served at this camp. Proceed to the trail enjoying a panoramic view to road head altitude 3,300m a.s.l. The final stretch of the day to the Bandas where hot shower awaits you. Dine and overnight at the camp.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day:5 Mount Kenya Bandas – Nairobi

After breakfast, board the transfer vehicle from the doorstep of your cabin. Drive to Chogoria town where we bid farewell to the mountain crew. Proceed to Nairobi and expect to arrive by 17:00hrs.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Package Overview:

Mount Kenya has been thought and held in reverence by the local communities as God`s residence. The snow on the peaks astonished the explorers who could not figure out its existence right at the equator. The roads were initially dug for the military purpose to help access the forest to flush out Maumau freedom fighters. The mountain has not escaped the attention of notable filmmakers who shot awarding cinemas and documentaries. {Nowhere in Africa, The Night Climbers of Cambridge, No Picnic on Mt. Kenya are just but a few.} Book writers have also written with some best-selling titles "The Ascent" Mt. Kenya was recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and later to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt Kenya is regarded as the most visually stunning of the ice-capped African peaks and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including leopard, elephant and buffalo. The ascent is an exhilarating and diverse trek, with relatively few hikers compared to Kilimanjaro. Many would argue that Mount Kenya, whilst not being as high as Kilimanjaro, is certainly the more enjoyable, interesting and dramatic of the two mountains.
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