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5 Days Trekking Safari Mount Kenya, Kenya

Adventurous Kenya Safari

Join Arch Treks and Safaris for a trekking in Mount Kenya through Sirimon route out Chogoria route with Peak Circuit! Sirimon route is considered by many as the easiest route on Mount Kenya to reach Point Lenana. The trek gives you a chance to see all the sides of Mount Kenya during the Peak Circuit and the beautiful Chogoria down route is amazing. This is by far the most beautiful route combination on Mount Kenya as it combines two routes.

Highlights

  • Rainforest trekking game spotting
  • Trekking in the magical Mount Kenya
  • Professional porters, guides, and cooks
  • Airport transfer either on arrival or departure
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • 4 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in Old Moses Camp, Shipton's Camp, Austrian Hut, and Chogoria's Meru Mount Kenya Lodge. Warm water for washing is provided in all campsites.

Arch Treks and Safaris in Kenya Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki - Old Moses Camp (3,300 meters)

Arch Treks and Safaris representative will be at your hotel at 06:30. You will leave your Nairobi hotel at 06:30 to reach Nanyuki at 10:00 where you will link up with the cook and the porters. Later, you will leave Nanyuki at 10:30 and drive to Sirimon Gate (2,640 meters). Check-in and start hiking through the rainforest to Old Moses Camp at 3,300 meters.

If you are lucky, you will see big games like the buffalo, elephant, waterbucks, and other games. The distance is nine kilometers and it takes about three hours. Lunch will be served at Old Moses Camp at 14:00. Relax after lunch and at 16:00, you may take a short one hour walk just to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at the bandas.

  • Driving time: 4 hours
  • Walking time: 2.5 hours and 9 kilometers' distance
  • Meals: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Old Moses Camp - Shipton's Camp

After breakfast, you will start a relatively easy hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders. The hike through the Likii Valley and Mackinder's Valleys to Shipton's Camp is at 4,200 meters. Lunch is served along the way and it will be a picnic. This is a relatively long day walking through the moorland and the distance to Shipton’s Camp from old Moses is 17 kilometers and it takes six hours to arrive. Dinner and overnight at the Shipton's Camp.

  • Walking time: 6 hours and 17 kilometers' distance
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Peak Circuit, Shipton's Camp - Austrian Hut (4,790 meters / 15,715 feet)

Breakfast is served at 08:00 and later, at 09:00, you will start the Peak Circuit hike. From Shipton’s camp, the trail leads to Kami Camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing southwest, the trails climb up to the ridge 4,600 meters above sea level. Hike through the Scree before reaching Hausberg Col at 4,590 meters. You will later descend into the upper Hausberg Valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns.

Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat, you will see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. You will be able to see Mackinders Teleki Lodge, Two Tarn Hut, Nanyuki Tarn, and American Camp. You will proceed to Austrian Hut and thus, you shall have seen Point Peter, Daton, and other beautiful scenes. Dinner and overnight at the Austrian Hut.

  • Walking time: 5 hours and 9 kilometers' distance
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Austrian Hut - Point Lenana (4,895 meters) - Chogoria's Meru Mount Kenya Lodge

This is the highlight of this trip. At 04:30, you will wake up and have tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (Point Lenana, altitude 4,985 meters) and take photos with the African sunrise. It is possible to see Mount Kilimanjaro's Kibo and Mawenzi peaks if the weather is clear. From the summit of Point Lenana, especially at dawn, the views are spectacular.

Descend down to Minto's Hut for a full breakfast. After breakfast, descend to Chogoria's Meru Mount Kenya Lodge as you see Lake Ellis, Mugi Hills, Vivien Falls, and the giant billiards table at a distance. Picnic lunch on the road ahead and you will arrive at the bandas in the early evening for a long deserved hot shower, dinner, and overnight at the bandas.

Day 5: Chogoria to Nairobi

After breakfast, descend for a 10 kilometers walk through the bamboo forest where you will be picked up by a transport to Chogoria. In Chogoria town, you will say goodbye to the porters and guides as you will be transferred to Nairobi.

Location

This trekking safari will take place in Mount Kenya. Sirimon route out Chogoria route with Peak Circuit is located on the northern side. There is no bamboo zone on this side so the forest gradually turns into moorland covered with giant heather. The vegetation becomes sparse with giant lobelia and groundsels dotted around. You will hike through Likii Valleys and Mackinder Valleys where Shipton's caves can be found in the rock wall to the left of the steep path just before reaching Shipton's Camp at 4,200 meters.

Food

A cook will prepare all meals for you that always include fresh vegetables and fruits.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Rainforest trekking game spotting
  • Trekking at Mount Kenya
  • All park fees
  • All porters, guides, and cooks' salaries
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • 1 airport transfer either on arrival or departure to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Transport from Nairobi to the Sirimon park gate and from Chogoria back to Nairobi after the trek

What's not included

  • Sleeping bags and other personal kits
  • Tips for porters and guides

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Arch Treks and Safaris offers one airport transfer either on arrival or departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 35 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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