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Tour Overview

Mount Kenya 5 Days Chogoria Route Trekking has become the most Kenya attractive site with the highest number of climbers trekking via chogoria route. Its is the most scenic and splendid eye catching route offering attractive waterfalls, Mountain Kenya Fresh water Lakes, Lake Ellis and  Lake Michaelson which has become World attractive sites with big number of tourist coming for Fishing expedition in these lakes.

Day to Day Tour Plan

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Simba Lodge

Departure from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs (either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki. The drive takes about 3 and half hours. There is a 10 minute stopover at the Africana Curio shop for washroom and stretching. Following the break we drive for another one and a half hours with a brief stopover at the Equator for photographs and continue to Nanyuki where we check into Simba Lodge . After a hotel lunch, one can walk and check out the town. Nanyuki town is famous for its position which is at the base of Mt. Kenya, most of the trekkers prefer to spend their first night here so that they can begin their acclimatization and prepare for the trek the following morning. We will likely be able to meet other trekkers who will be going up Mt. Kenya or have just ended their trekking. Some afternoon preparation for the trek/climb will be required by our guides. Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki Simba Lodge.

Day 2: Nanyuki to Old Moses Camp

Wake up at 0730am, have breakfast, then vehicle shuttle from the hotel to Sirimon gate. Expect 20-30 minutes for park entry formalities and then commence hike to Old Moses Camp (3300m). The trek to Old Moses Camp is through mountain forest, bamboo and rosewood, gaining 700 m elevation in 3-4 hours over 9 km. Old Moses (Judmair Camp) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Old Moses –Shipton’s Camp

After the breakfast, we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley; in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo are seen, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Climb out of the Likii North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley which is one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundsels with good views of the main peaks. A brief stopover for picnic lunch in Mackinders Valley, then we will have 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just below the main peaks of Batian and Neilon. It normally takes 7-8 hrs to get to the Shipton Camp from Old Moses Camp. On arrival we have a cup of hot coffee or tea while we wait for dinner to be served. Dinner and overnight in Shipton Camp @ 4200m.

Day 4: Shipton Point Full Day Acclimatizing

Acclimatization day! After breakfast, connect the summit circuit path via Hauseberg Col (4700m) and descend to Hauserberg and Oblong tarns (4400m),then up to Western Terminal (4600m). On this day we will have a picnic lunch since the whole day will be spent acclimatizing. Return back to Shiptons’s Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Shipton’s Camp – Lenana – Mintos Hut – Bandas Hut

Wake up very early in the morning around 02:30 hrs ready to hike to Point Lenana(4985). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the South, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. After Point Lenana, we descend to Mintos (4250m) for breakfast then proceed to Road head for lunch, then trek for another 7 km to Bandas Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Bandas – Chogoria – Nairobi or Nanyuki

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having ascended Mt. Kenya

Tour Inclusions / Exclusions

What Is Included In The Package

  1. Transport From Nairobi and Back
  2. Park Fees
  3. All meals while trekking
  4. Guides
  5. Cooks
  6. Porters
  7. Accommodation while in the mountain in bandas
  8. Drinking Water

What to bring on trekking either Kilimanjaro or Mt.Kenya?

  1. Waterproof rucksack with day pack
  2. Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
  3. Roll mats and insulation pads
  4. Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip – flops)
  5. Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
  6. Wooden walking stick / ski pole
  7. Sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
  8. Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
  9. Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
  10. Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
  11. Sunscreen and lip salve
  12. First – aid kit and insect repellent
  13. Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
  14. Pocket knife
  15. Water bottle
  16. Whistle, some plastic bags
  17. Camera with spare film and batteries
  18. Notepad with pen/pencil

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