5 Days, Mount Kenya Trekking,Sirimon Down,Naromoru..Scaling The Mountain's Heights Is A Feat That Takes Plenty Of Perseverance And It's Important To Undergo Acclimatization Before Climbing The Mountain To Reduce The Risk Of Altitude Sickness. Our Hiking Trail Takes The Sirimon Route While Ascending And Descending As Well. We Have One Day For Acclimatization At Nanyuki Town. Our Climbing Expedition Can Be Undertaken Privately Accompanied By The Mountain Guide And Porters Or In A Group Subject To Availability.
A representative from Goshawk Tours will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and he or she will introduce you to the mountain guide. The guide will brief you on what to expect and the day's activities. Depart Nairobi and travel to Nanyuki Town through central Kenya lush farmland arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon take a walk to the Equator for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Simba lodge.
Old Moses Camp
After breakfast your mountain guide will introduce You to the porters and the cook and together drive to Sirimon park gate [2650m] where your guide will assist in park formalities and registration; after this start hiking through the forest which paves the way to heather and after climbing for about three hours you will arrive at Old Moses Camp [3300m] for dinner and overnight.
[Time: 3 to 4 hours] Covering nine kilometers.
After breakfast begin the day's hike to himpton camp with packed lunch. Follow the track up hill to a junction and turn left; climb for an hour where you will cross the Ontulili River turn right contouring the moor lands to liki north and proceed uphill to Mackinders valley where there are panoramic views of Tereri and Sendeo peaks, Nanyuki town and the beautiful terrain. Proceed hiking to Shimpton camp [4200m] for dinner and over night. Shimpton camp also has an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak visible from the camp.
[Time: 6 to 7 hours] Covering Seventeen kilometres.
Point Lenana - Old Moses Camp
Today you will face the most demanding stretch of the trek. Wake up very early at 2:30 am and have a light breakfast; coffee or tea with some biscuits, depart camp, and start ascending towards Point Lenana [4985m] through a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana by sunrise. Mt. Kilimanjaro Kibo and Mawenzi peaks are visible as the day gets clear from this point. The ascend takes about three hours; after enjoying the view and taking some photos of your victory of summiting Mount Kenya begin descending to shimpton camp [4200m] where your full breakfast will be served. Afterward descend further down to Old Moses [3300m] for much-needed rest, dinner, and overnight. The descent walk takes about six hours.
[Time: 9 to 10 hours] Covering twenty-one kilometers.
The home stretch is here after breakfast descend down through the rainforest to Sirimon park gate [2650m] where you will sing out. Transfer to Nanyuki town for lunch and later travel back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel in Nairobi or the airport to board a flight to your next destination.