5-Day Sirimon – Chogoria Route Trekking Mt Kenya

This Route is much more scenic. It is on the dry side of Mt Kenya which offers some of the finest walking experiences. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. This 5days Climbing Mt Kenya route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki at Sirimon Park Gate. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain. The last night is at the comfortable Mt Kenya Bandas equipped with well deserved hot and cold showers.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi-Sirimon ascent

We will pick you from your hotel and leave Nairobi at 7.30am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate (Sirimon Park Gate), 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D.

Day 2

Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp, ascent

After breakfast we, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. Following one hour trekking from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks (Nelion, Batian and Lenana). Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B, L, D.

Day 3

Shipton Camp – Acclimatization

Spend the fullday acclimatizing with guided hikes. You will spend the day trekking to Kami Hut and down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for an early dinner and overnight in readiness for the next day’s summit attempt, B, L, D.

Day 4

Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) ascent

You are awake early in the morning for some hot coffee. We now leave the camp at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. The journey lasts about 3 hours arriving Mount Kenya Point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am. Trekking to Lenana Peak at 4985m taking about 3hrs or so. Enjoy photographic session and sightseeing from the summit. After the African sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast. Proceed with the adventure hiking for 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m (Mt Kenya Bandas). Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Bandas, B, L, D.

Day 5

Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi

After enjoying your last breakfast, you will walk down by trekking for 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance. The remaining part distance of approximately 16km is by 4x4WD vehicle. Catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi and it will be the end of our tour, B, L.

Tour Inclusions

Park fees
All activities
All accommodation
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

International flights
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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5-Day Sirimon – Chogoria Route Trekking Mt Kenya

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