PACK AND CLIMB 17 2015

PACK AND CLIMB 17 2015
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Starts: Thursday, 17 December, 2015 12:00am

Ends: Thursday, 17 December, 2015 03:00am

Event Details

Sirimon Description
Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt. Kenya one of the easiest route to reach Point Lenana. The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, alpine flowers and lobelia in higher elevations.

Day 1: 17th Dec 2015
Arrive and drive to Nanyuki which is the base of climbing, Meet mountain crew and buy last minute supplies. Drive to Sirimon Gate.
Sirimon- Old Moses
After lunch, follow the track uphill for 10 km to Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300M. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp.
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Day 2: 18th Dec 2015: Old Moses – Shiptons Camp
After breakfast, leave at 0800hrs leave crossing several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Ontulili and Liki North Valleys, then into Mackinders valley, continue walking to Shiptons camp 4250M.
Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp.

Day 3: 19th Dec 2015: Shiptons - Point Lenana - Shiptons
Wake up at 0200hrs have tea and biscuits, then leave at 0300hrs for the Lenana summit. This section is a long, hard slog, and the path is indistinct in places. Expected to reach point Lenana at 0630hrs and catch the sunrise.
After enjoying the views and taking your pictures, descend down to Shiptons Camp for overnight.

Day 4: 20th Dec 2015 Shiptons - Old Moses
We shall descend leisurely from Shiptons Camp to Old Moses as you take photos and enjoying the mountain scenes as Mt Kenya says bye to you. Arrive at the Old Moses Camp for overnight.

Day 5: 21st Dec 2015: Old Moses – Sirimon gate-Nairobi
Breakfast then departure for Sirimon gate where then to Nanyuki for Lunch. After lunch we proceed to Nairobi after a very memorable climb up Mt. Kenya! Expected to get back to Nairobi by 18:30hrs.

Pricing:
Non-Resident: US $680
Citizen: Ksh 22,000
Resident: Ksh 30,000

What is included:
Transport to & from the mountain, Park fees, Accommodation up the mountain, Three {3} meals a day during the tour, Crew {Guides, Cooks & Porters}

What is excluded:
Airport transfers, Accommodation prior & after the trip & Tips

What to bring:
1. Sleeping bag;
one rated between 10-100ᵒC is fine. Bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm,
2. Clothing;

•Sleeping Bag 15°C [4 seasons]
•Rain Trouser
•Rain Jacket [Poncho]
•Balaclava [Hat Woolen]
•Warm Clothes down jacket
•Thermal underwear
•Fleece Jacket
•Hiking Boots
•Gloves
•Walking Sticks
•Head Torch
•Sunglases
•Ruck Suck 65L [Carried by porters]
•Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects]

3. Optional comfort accessories;
Walking poles,
Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather
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4:Passport/identification Card {ID}

NB:
WE HIRE MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENTS THAT WE GET FROM OUR STORE YOU CAN ASK ANY.
For more information do not hesitate to contact
info@maraexpeditions.com or
stellahwaiganjo@yahoo.com
N.B , This is a event we do every year to encourage more people to travel and climb Mt Kenya with a special rate. If you would like self tailored hike don’t hesitate to ask Stellah.