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Hiking & Climbing, Trekking Mt Kenya Sirimon Chogoria 6day safari

Distance: 52 km  

Difficulty: Moderate     

Start/Finish: Nairobi 

The route is much more scenic and interesting than it is for Naromoru and Sirimon routes alone and starts on the dry side of Mt. Kenya on the North east side of Nanyuki.   This route offers some of the finest walking and easy climb. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area.  Mt. Kenya access is easy and the bunk house facilities are the on the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi/Mountain Lodge

Depart Nairobi at 9am to the Mount Kenya Serena Mountain Lodge. Afternoon leisure walk in Mt. Kenya forest for acclimatization exercise. Dinner and overnight at a Mountain Lodge. L/D.


Day 2: Nanyuki/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp)   3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent 

Leave Mountain Lodge for Nanyuki town and for Mount Kenya Sirimon Gate at 2,440m. From the Mt Kenya Sirimon gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the Mount Kenya forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3 hours from the gate the track veers right to Mt Kenya Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, B/L/D 


Day 3: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent      

After breakfast, follow the Mount Kenya 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 of Mount Kenya. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Shipton Camp, 4200m, B/L/D


Day 4: Shipton Camp - acclimatization day

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. B/L/D


Day 5: 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 Mount Kenya 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 on Mount Kenya. B/L/D


Day 6: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi      

Descend from Mount Kenya 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi. B/L/D


Net tour price: USD 930.00 per person sharing     

Included in the price:

  • We guarantee Mount Kenya Climb price and trek on confirmation

  • Nairobi/Mount Kenya return airport transfers

  • Mount Kenya transfer to and from Nairobi

  • Start and finish Nairobi

  • Full board accommodation on the Mount Kenya trek. Meals as described - B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
    Accommodations on the Mount Kenya in camps/huts as per the itinerary

  • All Mount Kenya park entrance fees to include government taxes

  • Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mt Kenya guide with several years of successful Mount Kenya climb.

  • 1 night at the base town of Nanyuki

  • 4 nights on Mount Kenya in huts/Mount Meru Bandas
    Service of porters and skilled cook on Mount Kenya.

  • Treated water on the Mt Kenya hike/trek

  • On completion, Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions successful Mt Kenya ascent certificate

  • Evacuation from Mt Kenya by AAR.

Mt Kenya success rate of 99%.Mount Kenya climb tour to start and finish Nairobi


  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks

  • Accommodation before and after the trek and Mount

  • Kenya climbing gears

  • International flights

  • Visas to Kenya

  • Items of personal nature

  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

  • Travel Insurance-take a comprehensive cover

What to bring

  • Laundry

  • sleeping bags

  • Warm Gloves and socks

  • Warm hat (Balaclava)

  • Rain coat

  • Warm jacket

  • Warm trousers

  • Long sleeves warm shirt

  • Sun glasses and cream

  • Water purifying tablets

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