5 Days Peak Circuit

The peak circuit is a trail that circumnavigats all the Main peaks of Mount Kenya. By doing this, ones have the chance of seeing Batian, Nelion among other peaks from all the angles. Here is an itinerary startin a a trek from Sirimon route ending to Chogoria route.

DAY 1;Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses Camp ( 3300m asl)

Depart Nairobi at around 8.00 am driving towards the northern side of Kenya arriving Nanyuki town at around 12 pm, have lunch, meet the rest of your climbing crew i.e the porters and continue driving to Mount Kenya Sirimon gate { 2600 m}. It’s from here we check-in the park and start hiking to Old Moses along tarmac road through rain forest for 3 hrs. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 2;Old Moses Camp – Shiptons Camp {4200 m asl}

Have an early breakfast at around 7 am and leaving the Camp trekking along a single trail through alpine vegetation crossing Ontulili and Likii valleys continuing along Mackinders valley to Shiptons Camp. Aproxx time 6 – 7 hrs. Lunch would have been packed for you. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 3;Shiptons Camp – Summit ( point Lenana 4985 m ) – Peak Circuit.

Wake up at around 0200 hours , have a simple breakfast and start trekking in the dark to catch up with sunrise on the Summit.This takes about 3 hours. Being at the Summit, you will experience spectacular views and see Mount Kilimanjaro if the weather is so clear.  After taking some photos start hiking down via Narumoru route passing Austrian Hut at 4700 m continuing down and up along the peak circuit trail. The path continues passing Emerland and Two tarns, Oblong and Hausberg tarns looping back to Shiptons camp. The whole distance takes about 8 hrs. Lunch will be packed for you. Note this I mostly recommend to those people who are fit. By doing this you will  have seen the main peaks and valleys  from all the angles. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp.

DAY 4;Shiptons Camp – Mt.Kenya Lodge ( Chogoria Bandas 2950m).

Have an early breakfast and leave the camp at around 6.00 am hiking up to Simba col ridgepassing Mintos Hut continuingtrekking over the Gorges valley all the way to Road Head campsite for lunch. After taking lunch, continue to Mt.Kenya lodge for dinner, hot shower, bonfire and overnight.Aprox time 7 hours.

DAY 5;Mt.Kenya lodge – Chogoria town – Back to Nairobi

After having breakfast hike down through Chogoria gate checking out of the park continuing down via bamboo forest for a distance of 2 hours. Board a vehicle taking us through tropical rain forest to Chogoria town continuing with the drive back to Nairobi or onward destination.

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