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Climbing Mount Kenya: 5 Days Sirimon down Chogoria Route

Day 1: Nairobi- Old Moses

Leave Nairobi early in the morning, drive to Nanyuki then, Sirimon Park Gate where you will begin your hike to Old Moses Hut for your first overnight on Mt. Kenya, lunch enroute. The hike takes about 3 hours, by passing tropical rainforest and bamboo vegetation sections. The altitude here is 3,300m.Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 2: Old Moses- Shiptons

After breakfast, hike to shipton’s which is 4,200m above sea level. You stop for a picnic lunch half way through the hike. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Walking time is 5 to 7 hours depending on your individual fitness level.

Day 3: Shiptons

Acclimatisation at shipton, as you prepare for the summit. Meals and overnight at the shipton.  

Day 4:Shiptons-Point Lenana- Chogoria

Wake up at 2.00am and attempt for point Lenana. This early start is intended to give you enough time to reach Pt Lenana 4,985m above sea level when the sun is rising and in clear weather gives you a clear view of the majestic scenery the trekking time is approximately 4-5 hrs. After photography and viewing, descend to mintos for breakfast. Then, descend leisurely to chogoria, mount meru bandas for your overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria – Nairobi

After breakfast, trek to meet the vehicle then, drive back to Nairobi.

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