5 days sirimon route ascent and chogoria route descend

5 days mt kenya climbing up through sirimon route,sirimon-chogoria 5 days,the best route to ascend up mountkenya.
 
Advantages of climbing through this route.
 
-one of the most beautiful route
-easy to acclimatise
-high chances of reaching the summit
-has beautiful valleys on the sirimon side which is mackinders valley and gorges valley on chogoria side.
-one can sleep in huts and camping
-both routes are covered by forests with indigenous trees.
-Easy way to go up for starters where no much effort is needed.
-both routes are dry most of the time.
-No high chances of altitude sickness
-both routes have many tarns and rivers where you can easily access water.
-weather friendly
 
 
Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. (3,300m) 3-4 hrs. 9km.

A drive to Nanyuki town for lunch from Nairobi to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). We climb up through the towering forest and bamboo before getting to the vast moorland covered with heather that leads to Old Moses (3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs. around 680m ascend

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m) 7 hrs.14km, 900m ascent

We further ascend uphill after breakfast, branching left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the path brings us to Ontulili River where we briefly rest to drink and refill our water bottles. Continue through the Moorland and crossing Liki North up to Mackinder’s Valley; the view of the main peaks is stunning as they are visible from the valley. We settle for dinner and night rest at the Shipton Camp (4200m.)

Day 3: Acclimatisation Day at Shipton Camp

For better acclimatization we take a rest day at the Shipton camp. This day consists walking to Hausberg tarns and climbing Oblong gaining an elevation of 370m.we return to the camp for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the view

Day 4: Shipton – Point Lenana (4,985m) – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 11-12 hrs. 785 ascent, 2,085 descent.

This day starts before dawn at 3.am taking about 4 hours to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise. On dark nights you’ll need a torch, though at times the moon and stars illuminate the rocky path. The soft light of the sunrise makes the view of Mt Kilimanjaro, glaciers and valleys picture perfect. After, descend to the Minto’s hut for a full breakfast. We descend further to Mt Kenya Bandas through the Gorges valley with memorable scenes of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giants billiards table Mountain.

We have Dinner and overnight stay at the Mt Kenya Bandas, with an added luxury of
A hot shower and a warm log fire.

Day 5: Meru Bandas- Chogoria town. 10km

We descend early morning after breakfast, on a wide path sheered by bamboo and rain forest to an awaiting vehicle that will take us to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving early in the evening.

chog 1

The package includes;

● All transportation to/from the mountain
● All Park fees.
● Meals on the Mountain.
● Accommodation in mountain huts/ camps.
● All guiding and porter services

The Package Excludes;

● Personal clothing and equipment
● Tips and gratuities for guides and porters
● Beverages while not on the mountain