Kenya / Mountain Climbing

5 Days Sirimon, Chogoria Route

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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

I'M UP FOR
Mountain Climbing
DURATION
4 Nights
COUNTRY
Kenya
ROUTE CIRCUIT
Nairobi - Nairobi
SAFARI TYPE
Joining Group Safari
MIN PERSONS
1

Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate - 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.

Accommodation: Old Moses camp (3300m).

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

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. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Sunrise as it reflects its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion over the equator at 6.30 am – 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.

Accommodation/ Dinner: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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: Breakfast, Lunch

Need To Know

What's included & excluded in the price?

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Transfer to/from the base of the mountain gates
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • 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 them
  • All group camping equipment including sleeping tents
  • Meals plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner
  • Treated water on the trek

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDE

  • International flights
  • Kenyan Visa, purchased on arrival
  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • Vaccinations and malaria tablets
  • Personal expenses
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips paid only to main guide for distribution to Porters and cooks
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary