5 Day Hike Mt. Kenya
Route: Sirimon down Chogoria
Day 1:Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nanyuki town and Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 2650m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest . About 3.5 hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m.
Day 2:Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks.
Day 3:Shipton Camp
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.
Day 4:Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Leave at 3am towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m.
Day 5:Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria
Descend 2hr, 10km to forest clearance to catch transfer vehicle to Chogoria town
- Food (3 Meals a Day)
- Experienced Porter
- Experienced and Professional tour guide
- Experienced and Professional tour chef
- All Park entry fees
- Government taxes
- Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses