6 Day Climbing Mount Kenya
6 Day Climbing Mount Kenya via Sirimon Chogoria Route. The trekking through this route ensure you with maximum summit rate. the terrain is moderate and hence make it preferred by many climbers. The route may be hiked over 7 days or 5 days depending on the wish of trekkers. But 6 days is mostly recommended as it include extra day for acclimatization.
6 Day Climbing Mount Kenya Program.
DAY 1: Mount Kenya on the first days to Old Moses
This is the beginning of 6-Days Climbing Mount Kenya. Depart your hotel in Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Nanyuki. From here it is around 15km to the Sirimon park gate (2700m). Picnic lunch will be served at the gate. After signing in with the park officials we will start an acclimatization hike which will see us walking in the tropical forest, occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an elephant arriving at the Old Moses (Judmaier) camp (3200 m) late evening.
DAY 2: Mount Kenya on the first days to Liki North.
After breakfast, we start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders valleys arriving at the Liki North Hut in the early afternoon. Lunch at this camp and later take an acclimatization walk around the camp.
DAY 3: Mount kenya on the first days to Shiptons.
Start the hike of the steep slope towards the Shiptons camp (4200m) arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels occurring along this route are some of the spectacular views on the Mt.Kenya. Afternoon walk to the Kami Hut and later get back to the camp for overnight stay.
DAY 4: Mount Kenya on the forth day to Austrian Hut.
Depart the Shipton’s after breakfast and make peak-circuit navigation to the Austrian hut (4790m). On the way enjoy the views of the Simba col; and the Lewis glacier arriving at the Top hut in time for a hot lunch. Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 5: Mount Kenya on the fifth day to The lodge.
At 04.30 hrs, wake up and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (The point Lenana, alt 4985m) which is the highlight of our trip! Take photos with the African sunrise and its also possible to see the Mt Kilimanjaro to the West if the weather is clear. Descend down to the Mintos camp (4100m), where we will have some breakfast. Descend further down to the Meru Mt.Kenya Lodge (2700m) where we will spend the night
DAY 6: The End of Mount Kenya Hiking
Depart the lodge after breakfast and walk through the spectacular bamboo forest to connect with the 4×4 vehicle to Chogoria town where we will connect with our transfer vehicle to Nairobi. The End of 6-Days Climbing Mount Kenya