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Scaling the mountain's heights is a feat that takes plenty of perseverance and it's important to undergo acclimatization before climbing the mountain to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.Our climbing expedition can be undertaken privately accompanied by the mountain guide and porters or in group subject to availability.


5 Days Mount Kenya  Sirimon down Naromoru


Day 1: Nanyuki

A representative from Goshawk Tours will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and he or she will introduce you to mountain guide. The guide will brief you on what to expect and the day's activities. Depart Nairobi and travel to Nanyuki Town through central Kenya lush farm land arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon take a walk to the Equator for acclimatization. Dinner and over night at simba lodge.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp

After breakfast your mountain guide will introduced You to the porters and the cook and together drive to sirimon park gate [2650m] where your guide will assist in park formalities and registration; after this start hiking through the forest which paves way to heather and after climbing for about three hours you will arrive at Old Moses Camp [3300m] for dinner and over night.
[Time: 3 to 4 hours] Covering nine kilometres.

Day 3: Shipton Camp

After breakfast begin the day's hike to shimpton camp with packed lunch. Follow the track up hill to a junction and turn left; climb for an hour where you will cross the Ontulili River turn right contouring the moor lands to liki north and proceed uphill to Mackinders valley where there are panoramic views of Tereri and Sendeo peaks, Nanyuki town and the beautiful terrain. Proceed hiking to Shimpton camp [4200m] for dinner and over night. Shimpton camp also has an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak visible from the camp.
[Time: 6 to 7 hours] Covering seventeen kilometres.

Day 4: Point Lenana - Old Moses Camp

Today you will face the most demanding stretch of the trek. Wake up very early at 2:30am and have a light breakfast; coffee or tea with some biscuits, depart camp and start ascending towards Point Lenana [4985m] through a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point lenana by sun rise. Mt. Kilimanjaro Kibo and Mawenzi peaks are visible as the day gets clear from this point. The ascend takes about three hours; after enjoying the view and taking some photos of your victory of summiting Mount Kenya begin descending to shimpton camp [4200m] where your full breakfast will be served. After wards descend further down to Old Moses [3300m] for much needed rest, dinner and over night. The descent walk takes about six hours.
[Time: 9 to 10 hours] Covering twenty one kilometres.

Day 5: Nairobi

The home stretch is here, after breakfast descend down through the rainforest to sirimon park gate [2650m] where you will sing out. Transfer to Nanyuki town for lunch and later travel back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel in Nairobi or the airport to board a flight to your next destination.

 

end of 5 day mount Kenya trekking.

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