Mountains are calling!
As hikers & adventurers, A Great Hike is our oasis. It provides a
sense of fulfillment & serenity. As we trek up the greatest mountains
the idea of becoming one with nature becomes a reality.
Join the #Africaoutdoors hiking team in Kenya as we take on Mt Kenya
the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after
Kilimanjaro measuring 4,985 metres via 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
What to Expect.
Day 1: Nairobi-Old moses camp
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 throught 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: Old moses-shipton camp
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
Day 3: shipton camp-Lenana peak-old moses camp
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 kilimanjaro backpackers 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.
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