5 days Sirimon Chogoria
At PoinT Lenana
Day 1- Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki and settle into your hotel. You can take a complementary walking tour to the Equator to help you acclimatize for your trek tomorrow. Overnight at a Nanyki Hotel booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2- Drive to Sirimon Park gate (2600m.) and begin the hike after Park formalities through the magical Baboo forest, the tropical rain forest home to the Pencil Cedar and Giant Heather trees, to arrive at Old Moses Camp (3300m.) where you spend the night. You have about a 3-4 hour hike over a leisurely 9kms today. From Camp Moses you will be able to see the two peaks of the Batian and Nelion summits.
Day 3- Today we trek through the moorland to the stunning Liki and Mackinder’s valleys where we will have a spectacular view of Sendeo and Tereri Peaks and also a view of Nanyuki town below. It is a 6-8 hour hike over 13 kms to Shipton’s camp (4200m.) which is in a beautiful setting, the north facing the Nelion and Batian peaks. Dinner and overnight stay at shiptons. Cold lunch is served en-route.
Day 4- You wake at 3am for a hot drink before we begin our final trek to point Lenana (4985m.) summit in time for the sunrise!! After taking photos, you descend to Mintos camp for your full breakfast. From here, a distance of 300m you will be able to see the Gorges Valley, the Hall Tarns and also Lake Elies at a distance. After a short rest, continue with the hike through the Gorges Valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne Falls on either side of us. We will also see the Giant Flat which is the top of Kilingo hill table on our 18 km hike to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (3080m.) for the night.
Day 5- Today you have a final hike of 3-4 hours through thick bamboo forest with an idyllic chance of spotting white and Black Columbus Monkeys and other mountain forest wildlife. When we arrive at Chogoria park gate our vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer to Nairobi where the tour ends!