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5 DAYS MT.KENYA CHOGORIA UP AND DOWN SIRIMON ROUTE DAY 1:- Nairobi- Chogoria Bandas (2950m) Leave Nairobi at 0700hrs and drive 3hours to Chogoria Town on the East of the mountain.Connect with the porter crew and drive on through the rainy forest for 20km.Walk the bamboo zone for 3 hrs to arrive Chogoria gate early evening for dinner&overnight. DAY 2:-Chogoria Bandas-to Road head (3300m) After breakfast at 0700hrs, leave the camp and hike a long the dirt road to the road head.This is the Hagenia abyssinica and Genia-Hypericum dominated zone.Arrive Road head after 3 hours for lunch. Afternoon excursion to the scenic Nithi Falls.Break for overnight in Camp. DAY 3:- Road Head -Mintos hut(4300m) Wake up for an early breakfast at 0630hrs.Embark on a 5hrs walk a long a steep ridge towards the Halls Tarns.The scenery’s are spectacular,with the gorges valley on the left and scattered hills and table mountains.Lunch will be picnic a bout half way.Arrive Mintos Hut in the evening for an overnight. DAY 4:-Mintos Hut -Point Lenana(4985m)-Shipton camp(4250) This is the summit Day.Wake up at 0130hrs past mid night for tea and cookies.Embark on a 4 hours climbing challenge to attempt point Lenana 4985m.You will arrive the summit at sunrise for the panoramic view of the sun rising from the Horizon.Descend into Mackinder valley to the North for breakfast at Shipton.Overnight in the camp. DAY 5:-Shipton Camp-Nanyuki (2200m) Early Breakfast at 0600hrs.Take on a 4hrs walk down Mackinder Valley crossing Likii North Valley.The trail continues across the moorland via Ontulili Valley and finally drops to Old Moses Camp 3300m.Dinner and overnight. DAY 6:-After break fast.Take on a leisure walk towards the gate a long paved road.The forest is spectacular and there is possibility to spot elephants,bush bucks,buffaloes,Columbus monkey and baboons. Arrive the Sirimon Gate (2650) for a transfer to Nairobi. Exit the park driving an hour to Nanyuki. The cost for the expedition will be $950 per person.This will cater for the following logistics:- All park fees,camping fees&Camping facilities on the mountains,porter crew to back pack your luggage,Transport costs from Nairobi to the mountain and Back,3 meals daily while on the mountains. Basic personal climbing kit 1-Warm Sleeping Bag preferably minus -10 degrees 2-Light water proof hiking boot plus a supplementary pair of sandals 3-Long pants and Cotton T Shirts 4-Enough (preferably 6) pairs of socks 5-Sun glasses and Sun cream or lotion to protect against burns 6-Warm jackets and wind breakers plus a fleece jacket as back up 7-Rain gears(jacket & trouser) 8-head cover(soft material ) 9-Warm Gloves 10-Head/Flash light 11-Water bottle 12-Hiking trousers and long sleeve T shirts 13-walking poles if you get them.(not a must but quite supportive) 14-Other important personal items like tooth brush,shower soap etc