Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km
Leave Nairobi Hotel at 7.30am and drive to Nanyuki town, buy water and
snacks if needed then proceed to Sirimon Park gate (2660m) picknic
lunch is served as we check in, start the hike through magnificent
bamboo forest and giant heather zone before reaching our first hut
(Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight.
Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km
After early breakfast, follow the track crossing Ontulili and Likii
River, proceed through the moorland to Mackinders Valley from where
there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp.This
camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. dinner
and overnight in the huts.
Shipton Camp – Acclimatisation Day
For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton
camp. Short walks / day hikes to Oblong and Hausberg tarns(lakes)
gaining an elevation of 3600m before returning to the camp for lunch.
Afternoon is at leisure.
N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization
Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)
Wake up at 2am for tea and snacks, attempt the summit through a scree
and on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. with a good moon
you barely need a torch.
The climb takes 3-4 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt
Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon, after a photo session,
descend to Minto`s hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend
further to Mt Kenya Bandas along the Gorges valley where you can enjoy
good views of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giants
billiards table Mountain.
Dinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya meru Bandas.
Here can enjoy a beer at a fire place, hot shower and bed at the Bandas.
Meru Bandas- Nairobi,
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin
rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further
to Nairobi arriving by late afternoon. dinner and overnight a hotel.
COST PER PERSON USD740