6 Days Mt Kenya Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route Via Olpejeta

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Itinerary

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DAY 1: NAIROBI – OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY – NANYUKI

Leave Nairobi at 6:30 in the morning for 4hours drive to Olpejeta Conservancy a sanctually for Rhino and Chimpanzee. Here, these magnificent beasts are given sanctuary from those who would take their lives to sell their treature parts like horns. Here too, the Jane Goodall Institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where we meet the primates face to- face. The famous Sweetwater Tented camp is also situated in this conservancy. This Conservancy offers a wide variety of wild animals like elephant, giraffe and myriad plains game. This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendor.
After a game drive, leave Olpejeta to Nanyuki town a nearby town for lunch. This town is located at the Equator. Spend the evening trekking around Equator where some men in the Equator point will demostrate to you how the collialism shows that you are exactly at the Equator point.There are other attraction in this town like P.C.E.A NANYUKI SPINNERS & WEAVERS (A WOMEN SELF HELP PROJECT). This is a traditional industry for making wall mart, scurf’s, tablemats e.t.c using wool products . This is the best time for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Nanyuki Simbas Castel Hotel.

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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

After break fast at 8:30 in the morning, leave Shiptons for short distance acclimatization to Shiptons col 4650m and the return to Shiptons camp for Lunch. This is a very important day for preparations of the next day summit attempt. Dinner and over night at Shiptons Hut.

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DAY5: SHIPTONS – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – CHOGORIA GATE 2950m

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 Mintos camp for full breakfast. Here the guide will give you 1 hour to relax before you proceed to Road head for lunch as you enjoy the scenic view of the great Chogoria gorges and valley and then to Chogoria gate campsite where you will pitch your tent. Dinner and overnight here.

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DAY6: CHOGORIA GATE – NAIROBI

After breakfast at 7:30,you will be picked by 4×4 wheel drive vehicle that will drive you down for a distance of 32kms through Mt Kenya rain dense forest to Chogoria town where you will have a short break to say bye to your potters and cook as you connect with Another vehicle back to Nairobi.

6 Days Mt Kenya Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route Via Olpejeta Conservancy 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

6 Days Mt Kenya Up Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route Via Olpejeta Conservancy 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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