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Tour Summary /Features
Mt Kenya climbing Sirimon Route At 5199m high, it is Africa’s second highest mountain, with gleaming and eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian, , Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.
Duration: Mt Kenya Climb – 5 days / 4 nights
Park:Mt Kenya National Park
Grade:B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
ApproximateTrekking Distance: 67 KMS
Starts : Nairobi/ Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Daily
Accomodation :Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
Minimum person required: 2 participants
Activities:Hiking and trekking,Plants naming,bird watch , wildlife encounter ,photography
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through the Kikuyu land in central Kenya covering approx 230kms to Nanyuki Town where you will have your lunch, than take a walk to the Equator for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.
After breakfast drive to Sirimon gate from where you start your hiking .A 9kms walk for 3hrs through a rain forest with a pick nick lunch en-route will bring you to Old Moses (3300m) arriving around noon. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Hike through the moorland where you see a different kind of flora. Walk through Liiki Valley then along Mackinders Valley arriving at Shipton (4200m). late afternoon. Lunch en-route or at the camp. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Approximate walking time 7hrs, 17kms.
Wake up early morning at 0300hrs and after warming up with a cup of tea and some snacks start hiking heading to Point Lenana arriving the summit at aproximately 0630hrs. Enjoy the views of the sunrise and take photos, then start your descent down to Shipton camp for breakfast, then further down to Old Moses where you will spend the night. Lunch and dinner at Old Moses.
After breakfast descend down for 9 kms to the gate where you get your transport back to Nairobi, making a lunch stop in Nanyuki. End of services.
– All transport
– Accommodation in the mountain huts
– All meals while on the climb
– Park entry fees
– Services of a qualified and experienced Mountain Guide
– Services of experienced porters and cook
– Government taxes
– Extras –tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
What to bring:
– Waterproof hiking boots
– Rain suit, sleeping bags
– Sunglasses balaclava
– Hand gloves
– Night shoes
– Large plastic bags -essential for wetness in case of rain
James Kariuki- Our Chief Mountain Guide
Our Chief Mountain guide is Mr. James M. Kariuki-James is a graduate of the American National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) 1996-1997. Backed by a team of knowledgeable courteous and attentive staff; James is a professional who puts safety first. You wont fail to notice his organizational skills characterized by him having worked with for the air force (Armed forces) before he sacrificed the prestigious job to do what he loves most. – Outdoor Adventures.
James has done more than 300 Ascends to date on Mount Kenya summit and 25 ascends on Mount Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak. Not to mention Mount Elgon, Aberdares ranges, Mount Meru-Arusha among others.
James is a member of:-
• The East African wildlife Society
• The St.Johns ambulance
• The Eco-Tourism Society
• Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock Vermont-USA
James hobbies are mounteeering, traveling & reading. He is widely traveled in East Africa, Europe and USA courtesy of his clients where he is invited as guest speaker to give lectures on mountaineering. In USA he has trekked part of the Appalachians trail among other places.