may, 2018

thu31may(may 31)6:00 ammon04jun(jun 4)6:00 pmBurgret- Sirimon Traverse 2018Mt. Kenya Burgret_Sirimon Route - The Less Traveled Route(may 31) 6:00 am - (june 4) 6:00 pm Nanyuki Event Organized By: Hikemaniak

Event Details

Mt. Kenya Burgret_Sirimon Route

Mt. Kenya is one of the places every human should visit at least once in a lifetime. It offers a wholesome experience of fun and connection with oneself and nature. Burgret route is one of the least used routes up Mt. Kenya retaining the mountain beauty and splendor, to the less traveled path.. come with us and create your memories.. here is a brief description of the route

Day 1: Giant Bamboo Camp – 2,600m. 6.00AM.

We leave Nairobi at 6.00am expected in Nanyuki at 10.30 am, have an early lunch in Nanyuki as we meet our support team of guides and porters and soon afterward, take a transfer vehicle to Gathiuru Forest gate approximately 17kms taking about an hour’s drive. 1.00 PM We start our trek at Gathiuru Forest Station 2000m ASL. From here it is a beautiful walk through dense partly indigenous forest and towering bamboo to Giant Bamboo camp. On the way, we will be lucky to sight enough bird species especially the scarlet winged turacos and monkeys, even luckier we might sight Elephants and Buffalos. We are expected at the camp at 4.30pm where we enjoy the evening, have dinner and rest in preparation for tomorrow.

Day 2: Highland Castle – 3,700m ASL
We have our breakfast at 7.30 am and we hit the trail starting 8.00am. The trek is approximately 11kms taking about 5-6hours and a total ascent of1,100M. The beautiful and calming bamboo forest give way to enormous welcoming podocarpus and pencil cedar forest. As if the this is not enough as we climb higher we pass through the reddish hard to ignore Hygenia or Hypercium zone also known as the rosewood zone (generally found at 2850-3000m). We camp the night close to the sheer lava cliffs of the Highlands Castle Camp.

Day 3: Shipton’s Camp – 4,236m
Today we enter the Giant Lobelia Zone we go up to 900m before going down 400m to aid our bodies in acclimatization. We start the day again at 7.30am aiming for Shipton’s Camp via Hausberg col (4,600m ASL). The main peaks will be the main attraction of the day with amazing views of the volcanic peaks and the few remaining glaciers. From the camp we enjoy the exotic views of all the main peaks including our aim Lenana, other include Nelion, the big one Batian and the lesser one but no less beautiful Terere and Sendeyo. We take some good rest in the evening as we prepare for an early morning in summit bid.

Day 4: Point Lenana – 4,985m / OLDMOSES CAMP – 3,300m This is the longest day of this trek . We start off at 4.30am after a light breakfast aiming to reach point Lenana at 6.30 am as the sun pierces the edges of earth, quite a spectacle for you to take in. Views of the Aberdares and Kilimanjaro if the day is clear are excellent. We take our moments here this is what we came all the way.. nature to awe us, to cleanse our souls and renew our spirit.

Soon we hit the trail back to Shipton’s Camp for a proper breakfast. After some rest it time to hit the trail one more time to Old Moses camp through the beautiful Mackinder’s Valley..the beautiful peaks in the background cheering you down and bidding goodbye and the same time. We are expected at the camp at 4.30 pm. We take a well deserved rest, have dinner and retire to our tents for a good night sleep.

Day 5: Mountain Rock Lodge / Nairobi. After a restful night we take to our last breakfast in the mountain and by 8.00am its time to bid the mountain good bye. The short hike to Sirimon gate (2600Masl), approximately 9km will take about 2.5 hours. At the gate you can change and freshen up. Soon we come together and thank our support team and then board our transfer vehicle back to Nairobi. On the way we stop for lunch at the beautiful trout tree for a fish treat as we celebrate our successful trek.

Cost
Reach us on mobile no. 0721510057/0732004345 or email us on the contacts below for cost details.

Includes;
 Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
 Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
 Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
 3meals a day while in the mountain
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
 All park entrance fees to include government taxes
 Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook

Excluded:
 Training cost and purchase of mountain gear
 Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
 Mandatory Evacuation cover (kes. 4,000/-)
 Items of personal nature
 Trekking gears
 Accommodation before/after the trek
 Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks

For reservations, please pay a non refundable deposit of Kes.20,000/- by 5th May, 2018 to cater for the trek logistics, 2nd to be done by 26th May, 2018. All payments to be made through our Lipa Na Mpesa Till No. 751447.Buy goods and services option

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel more than 2 weeks before your scheduled trip departure, a 50% of the fee will be charged.
If you cancel within 2 weeks hours of your schedule trip departure, no refund fees will be provided. No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.

See you there for an experience of a lifetime!!!
For More information, please contact us on hike@hikemaniak.co.ke Mobile. 0721 51 00 57/0732004345.

Time

May 31 (Thursday) 6:00 am - June 4 (Monday) 6:00 pm

Location

Nanyuki

Organizer

Hikemaniakhike@hikemaniak.co.ke

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