Mt Kenya Challenge

By Summit Seekers
Wed, Dec 7 3:00AM - Sat, Dec 10 3:00PM
Mt. Kenya, Nairobi

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. *Day 1* 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. *Day 2* 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: National ID's 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 COSTS: 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 Guide fee Porters to carry food and luggage Cooks 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 Govt Taxes COST EXCLUSIVE OF: Emergency evacuation / insurance Pre Hikes Gear Extra drinking Water Enroute Lunch 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!

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