Mount Kenya Climb
5 Days Sirimon, Chogoria

05 Days
Climbing Route: Sirimon, Out Chogoria
  • Book your mountaineering trips to Kenya with us, climbing mount Kenya being the second highest mountain in Africa. We shall to give you the best possible experience hiking or climbing Africa's second highest peak Mount Kenya through point Lenana through Sirimon, Chogoria, Naro moru, Meru and Kamweti. As you can see Pita Safaris offers a choice of exciting treks and climbs through its varied scenery of volcanic ridges, deep valleys and rugged landscape. Mount Kena climbing is an experience of a lifetime recommended to adventurous travellers willing to forego some of life’s luxuries for a few days.

    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- Old Moses Camp

    In the morning depart from Nairobi to Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch, full briefing and equipment check then transfer to Sirimon Park Gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities you begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Overnight in the Old Moses camp (3300m). {L, D}

  • Day 2: Old Moses Camp – Shipton’s Camp

    After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to surreal Mackinders Valley with its strange vegetation of giant lobelia and groundsel, unique to equatorial African mountains and from the surreal Mackinders Valley there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton's Camp (4236m). This camp is a surreal setting below the glacier and the towering peaks of bare rock that surround the main summits. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}

  • Day 3: Shipton’s 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. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}

  • Day 4: Shipton's Camp – Point Lenana Peak– Mintos camp – Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

    Predawn attempt of the summit starts 3 a.m and you hike for about 3 hours up screes and a bare rocky track to reach the hikers summit, Pt Lenana at 4,985m in time to witness the African Sun rise as it reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion over the equator at 6.30am – to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340kms to the south on a clear day. Then descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further proceed down to Mount Meru Bandas and campsite, 2950m, through the Gorges valley and the beautiful Lake Michaelson. Dinner and overnight on Meru Mount Kenya Bandas. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}

  • Day 5: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas – Chogoria - Nairobi

    After breakfast, start the descent to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon. Meals Plan: {B, L

    • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
    • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
    • Transfer to/from base of the mountain gates
    • Start and finish Nairobi
    • Accommodations in camps as per the itinerary
    • All park entrance fees to include government taxes, camping fees and park rescue fees
    • Park certified guides (ratio of 1:4) and assistant guides/company reps
    • Porters and cooks, plus equipment for t
    • All group camping equipment including sleeping tents
    • Meals plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
    • Treated water on the trek
    • On completion, successful climb Certificate
    • Start and finish Nairobi
    Tour Exclusions
    • International flights
    • International flights )
    • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
    • Vaccinations and malaria tablets
    • Personal expenses
    • Items of personal nature
    • Travel insurance
    • Upgrade to Mountain Hut accommodation
    • Upgrade to Mountain Hut accommodation
    • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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