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Mount Kenya Climb
5 Days Sirimon, Chogoria

05 Days
Climbing Route: Sirimon, Out Chogoria
  • Route Overview

    Mount Kenya trek that Combines the two most scenic routes of Mt Kenya. Ascent is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain

  • Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp

    (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent 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 though 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,

  • Day 2: Judmaier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

    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,

  • 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

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

    Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight,

  • 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.

  • Tour includes

    • All transportation to/from the mountain(private)
    • All Park fees
    • All food while on the Mountain
    • Accommodation in mountaineering tents
    • All guiding services
    • Porter support for the climb.
    Tour Excludes
    • Personal clothing and equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for guides and porters (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
    • Beverages while not on the mountain

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