5 Days up sirimon down sirimon

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  • 5 Days up sirimon down sirimon

Itinerary

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Day1: Nairobi – Nanyuki

Leave Nairobi at 9.00am for 4 hours drive to Nanyuki town for lunch, dinner and overnight at Simba’s lodge Hotel/Sport Man Arms/Mt Kenya safari club. This is the best place for first day acclimatization since this town is located at the base of Mt Kenya. Spend the evening trekking around Equator where some men in the Equator point will demonstrate to you how you detect that you are exactly at the Equator point. There are other attractions in this town like P.C.E.A NANYUKI SPINNERS & WEAVERS (A WOMEN SELF HELP PROJECT).This is traditional industry for making wall mats, table mat’s, scuffs and sweaters and they colour their products using the natural dye. They use leaves of plants like Mexican marigold, black jack, cactus, worms like amphids and many other small insects that feed on cactus leaves and many other plants. Each plant produce different colour and it depends on the boiling time. They don’t use chemicals. Really, this is interesting to see.

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DAY 2: NANYUKI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – OLDMOSES Hut 3300m

At 10:15am after breakfast at simbas lodge, leave Nanyuki together with mountain crews to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Mt Kenya after lunch. Trek from Sirimon gate to Old Moses camp a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours trekking, pass through forest of indigenous trees like Podo trees, Douglass fire, Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part. Dinner and over night at Old Moses Camp.

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DAY3: OLD MOSES – SHIPTONS Hut 4200m

Wake up at 6:00am in the morning and pack your belongings and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Old Moses camp with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut.

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DAY4: SHIPTONS HUT – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – OLDMOSES Hut

Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 2:00 am to prepare your self and the take pre breakfast at 2:30 am. Leave Shiptons at 3:00 am to attempt the summit a journey that takes 3 ½ hours to reach the summit. Point Lenana is the 3rd highest peak in Mt Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day you can see Mt Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down to back to descend down to Shiptons Hut for full breakfast. Here the guide will give you 2 hour to relax before you proceed further to Old Moses campsite for lunch, Dinner and overnight.

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DAY5: OLDMOSES Hut – NAIROBI

After breakfast at 7:30, you will walk down to Sirimon gate where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Nanyuki town or if you are too much exhausted, a guide can organize for you a 4×4 wheel drive vehicle

5 Days up sirimon down sirimon Include:
• Guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish in Nairobi

5 Days up sirimon down sirimon Exclude:
• Tips, sleeping bags, drinks e.g. Sodas& beer, accommodation in Nanyuki before the trek
• climbing gears like head touch, rain jackets and trouser, warm clothes, hand groves, warm woolen hats(kofia mzuri),sun glasses and good water proof mountain boot
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Head touch

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