002 - 5 Days
Morning transfer from Nairobi, arriving at Lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon is a nature walk (3-4 hours) through the
forest to the MauMau caves, the former hideouts for Kenya's
pre-independence guerrilla fighters who fought against the
British colonial masters. The escort naturalist guide for
the trek talks about their history and the flora and fauna
of the forest. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Day 2: Sirimon
Depart at 1000hrs to be transferred to Sirimon Park gate.
From here, hike through montane forest, bamboo and rosewood
up to the OldMoses Hut, gaining an elevation range of 700m
in 3-4 hours. Dinner and Overnight at OldMoses Hut (3300m)
Day 3: Shipton
Leaving early, we traverse the expansive moorlands carpeted
with tussock grasses and dotted with the unique Giant
lobelia and Senecio plants, crossing streams and valleys.
Today' trek is largely through the Mackinder Valley, with
good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic
lunch. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in
Dinner and Overnight at Shipton's Hut (4200m)
Day 4: Sirimon
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs, taking 3-4
hours to reach Pt. Lenana 4985m (the hikers summit) in time
to watch the sunrise. On a clear day you can see the snow
capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro miles away to the south.
Descend back to Shipton's camp for breakfast. The a further
descent to Sirimon Park gate, pick up and transfer back to
Mountain Rock Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Morning at leisure. Chance for horse riding, nature walks,
sport fishing, boating etc. Lunch then return to Nairobi.
Included in the price:
* Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
* Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
* Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as
detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
* Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
* All park entrance fees to include government taxes
* Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters
and skilled cook
* Start and finish Nairobi
* Treated water on the trek
* Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation
before the trek and climbing gears
* International flights
* Visas to Kenya
* Items of personal nature
* Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary