Trekking Holiday to Mt. Kenya for Shipton Camp
(Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3Â½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight,
Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain
Did you know that! Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain known to man. It is a mountain where you can hike for more than 90 kilometres, gain 4 000 meters in altitude, traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs, all virtually on the equator! This is a truly unforgettable and fascinating adventure.
Day 1 Nairobi/Nanyuki
Depart Nairobi mid morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.
Day 2 Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After chek-in start hiking through the Rain Forest for 9 km [ 3 hrs] to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Shipton Camp
Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Point Lenana- Chogoria
Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut [ 2hrs ] for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite[ 6hrs] . Dinner and overnight
Day 5 Chogoria/Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km).[ 7-8 hrs] 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some disance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
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Shared transport in a safari bus
Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
game drives as per itinerary
Travel/flying doctors rescue services while on safari.
Not included in the price:
Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages
The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Masai village
Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips.
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