Mt Kenya Challenge
Starts: Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 03:00am
Ends: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 03:00pm
Mt Kenya Hike thru *(Sirimon route)*
The hike will take four days through Sirimon route this is the easiest route to reach Point Lenana.
The route is on dry side of the mountain so it offers magical views and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, Alphine flowers and Lobelia in higher elevations.
Depart Nairobi at 6:30am
Road trip to Sirimon gate and have a picnic lunch before entry. The hike start from the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for evening tea, mountain entertainment dinner and overnight stay. This is a gentle trek that takes 3-4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m. From Old Moses camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks.
After a heavy breakfast, Hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m ), 17kms (6 to 8 hrs hike) through Likii Valley mid morning After a water break, continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North River and Mackinders Valley, a great day of scenery and magical photo shoots.
There are killer & panaromic views of the peaks from the view point. A nourishing lunch will be served by the Likii River and continue to Shiptons camp at 4200m Evening tea, snacks, dinner and overnight stay.
This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.
*Day 3 (Summit day)*
Kick off @ 2:00am the hike takes 3-4 hrs. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With good Moon you barely need a torch. Without Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you a good view of the stars like nowhere else on Earth. Reach point Lenana (4985m) followed by Hoisting of the Expeditions Flag & photo session on sunrise.
Descend to Shipton Camp for breakfast, heading back to Old Moses camp.
Lunch will be served by the Likii River on the way back to Old Moses camp for overnight stay.
Evening tea snacks & dinner will served.
there after, have last night full of fun & joy in Mt Kenya with a pop of a bottle of Champagne.
*Day 4 (Last day)*
The last day on the mountain After breakfast, descend through the rain forest to Sirimon Park Gate for our transport to Nanyuki and thereafter to Nairobi.
When: 8 - 11 December, 2016
Departures from Nairobi: 6.00am
(details to be sent in a separate email)
Duration: 4 Days
Difficulty Level: Ultimate Challenge
WHAT TO CARRY:
Extra Drinking Water, Snacks, Lunch
Any Medication that you may be taking,
Light Jacket (Waterproof preferably),
Small Backpack to carry all the above
WHAT TO WEAR
GOOD HIKING SHOES and Comfortable Clothing
Citizens: Kshs. 35,000
Residents: Kshs. 35,000
Non-Citizens: US $ 600.00
Registration Closes on 10th November, 2016
COST INCLUSIVE OF:
Round trip Transport from Nairobi to base camp
Professional mountain guide
Porters to carry food and luggage
Park fee & accomodation fee for clients, guide, porters and cooks
Accommodation on bandas
All meals 4 meals per day breakfast, lunch, 1st evening tea, appetizers. Full supper and 2nd evening tea
COST EXCLUSIVE OF:
Emergency evacuation / insurance
Extra drinking Water
Tips to guides & cooks
Kindly send the required amount via MPESA to ALIA on
0728 764 072 to confirm your spot on this adventure.
In case of any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us
See you there!