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Climbing Mount Kenya

Sirimon – Chogoria Route

5 Days from $ 770 / person 

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This trek incorporates two of Mt Kenya’s most picturesque paths. Ascending is on the mountain’s dry side, which has some of the best walking. Climb through the woodland to a broad ridge that leads to the summit area. The trail begins on the mountain’s northwest slope, near Nanyuki. The bunk house amenities are the best on this side of the mountain, and the access is adequate.

Itinerary highlights:

1. Climb Point Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mount Kenya.
2. Ascend via the quieter and most dramatic Chogoria route
3. Traverse the mountain from East to North via the Chogoria and Sirimon routes.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel

Itinerary Details:

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Sirimon gate

Depart Nairobi at 8:00 a.m. for Nanyuki town, where you will have an early lunch and finish packing. At 11:00 a.m., depart Nanyuki and travel to Sirimon gate, where you will begin your hike to Judimere campsite. The 9-kilometer hike from Sirimon gate to Judimere camping takes about 3-4 hours and passes through a grove of indigenous plants. Dinner and over night in the tent at Judimere Campsite 3300M.

Accommodation:

Judimere Campsite Judimere Campsite

Day 2: Judmier Camp – Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, continue uphill on the track, forking left at the fork. The track crosses the Ontulili River one hour after leaving Old Moses Camp. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley, where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks, by contouring right across the Moorland and crossing Liki North. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m

Accommodation:

Shipton Camp Shipton Camp

Day 3: Shipton Camp

Spend the day adjusting to your new surroundings. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Return to Shipton for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Shipton Camp Shipton Camp

Day 4: Shiptons – Point Lenana – Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent

Leave at 3 a.m. up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a visible part of a cliff towards lower Hall Tarns, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30 a.m., taking around 3 hours. After daylight, descend 2 hours to Mintos hut for breakfast, then another 2 hours to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Mount Meru Bandas Mount Meru Bandas

Days 5: Chogoria Bandas – Chogoria – Nairobi

Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, drop of at the hotel or airport to catch your flight back home.

Kwaheri (Goodbye)

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