5 Days Sirimon to Chogoria Mt Kenya Climbing

5 Days Sirimon to Chogoria Mt Kenya Climbing

5-Day Sirimon to Chogoria Mt Kenya Climbing

Experience the wholesomeness of Mount Kenya with this 5 day trek to the summit via Sirimon and descend via Chogoria trail.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp
Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Old Moses Mountain Camp

Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water

Day 2: Judamier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.

Main Destination:

Mount Kenya (Mountain)

Accommodation:

Shipton’s Hut

Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water

Day 3: Shipton Camp
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight. This days help your body to familiarize itself with the attitude so that you can increase your chance of reaching the summit. Its highly recommended for climber who have never been to higher attitude before.

Main Destination:

Mount Kenya (Mountain)

Accommodation:

Shipton’s Hut

Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water

Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mt Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12 hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya.

Main Destination:

Mount Kenya (Mountain)

Accommodation:

Chogoria Bandas

Budget banda located in or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water

Day 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.

Main Destination:

Nairobi Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour) Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinking water

Included

  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • Climbing gear
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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