6 Days 5 Nights In Kamweti – Out Sirimon
Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am and drive to Forest Castle Lodge (2000m) for lunch on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya. The afternoon can be spent for walk around the scenic environment with high chances of coming across elephants and buffaloes. Dinner will be next to the fire place in the dining room of the Castle Lodge.
• Ascent 2,980M
After breakfast at the camp you will hike on towards the Sagana River camp which will be at an altitude of 2980 m. The hike, with lunch on the way, takes about 6 hours and is through a dense bamboo forest. Just across the Sagana River you will find your fly camp already set up by the crew. Supper will follow shortly.
• Ascent 3,750M
• Time 6 hours
After a good night rest your walk continues through the bamboo forest to the heath and moor land. The Thego River camp at 3750m is your next destination. Lunch will be taken on the way. The hike takes about 6 hours and if lucky you may have some close encounter with some wild game on the way.
• Ascent 4,250M
• Time 3 hours
Your climb continues for about 3 hours to lake Hohnel through beautiful tropical alpine vegetation dominated by Seneca and Lobelia. At the scenic lake you stop for a lunch break enjoying a view of the clear waters. After another two hours you will finally reach Mackinder’s Camp at 4250m in the Teleki Valley. Overnight will be at the Mackinders camp where you will take a final rest in preparation for the next days challenge on the Lenana peak.
• Ascent 4,895M, then decent to 3,400m
• Time 3 hours
After an early morning breakfast at 3.00 am, the trek leads via a steep screed to the Austrian Hut at 4790m. Here there will be a short break before the final challenge on point Lenana (4895m) via Lewis Glacier. You will then descend on the northern side via Simba Cole to the Shiptons camp (4200m) where lunch will be taken. Thereafter you continue down on the Sirimon route to the Old Moses Camp at 3400m. Overnight will be at the camp.
Your final descend takes you to the Sirimon gate, where we will drive through to Nanyuki,then finish our expedition at Nairobi where you will be transferred to the airport.
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