5 days mount kenya climbing sirimon down Chogoria route

Day 1: Nairobi/ Sirimon/ Judmaier Camp [Old Moses Camp] 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 7.30am 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: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 17km, 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 5 days mount kenya climbing sirimon down Chogoria route

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) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent 5 days mount kenya climbing sirimon down Chogoria route

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

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi

Descend 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

5 days mount kenya climbing sirimon down Chogoria route

Price 720 Ussd per person

Hiking in the wonderful and scenic hike Mount Kenya National Park is undeniably at its best during the dry months of January, February, late August and September. October is equally good for trekking. Choose our 5 days Mount Kenya climb Sirimon Chogoria route which combines the best routes with an ascent from Sirimon route and descent via the most breathtaking Chogoria route. You will be amazed at the beauty that these two combined routes have to offer. Climbing Mount Kenya on this route descends with the spectacular views of the Gorges Valley, Lake Michaelson and Lake Ellis.

5 Days Mount Kenya climb Sirimon Chogoria route

analyzed herewith. Sirimon route combined with Chogoria route form the most scenic climb on Mt. Kenya. The start is from the Sirimon route which has better acclimatization and altitude gain. You get to hike on the Mackinders and Sirimon Valley and visit the remarkable Hauseberg tarns. The start is from the northwest part of Mt. Kenya hiking via the Liki North, Old Moses Camp and the Shipton’s Camp before hitting Point Lenana at 4985m.

Climb Mount Kenya 5 days via Sirimon Chogoria route has easy access and accommodation is in bunk houses aka huts with basic facilities.

Descent is on the charming Chogoria route with its outstanding Gorges Valley down through the beautiful Lake Michaelson, Lake Ellis and Nithi Falls, before a comfortable night at Mount Meru Bandas. The Bandas have the much needed hot shower and offers the best accommodation on this route for a comfortable night’s rest to rejuvenate.

The Mount Kenya climb in 5 days covers a total of 80 km of hiking and is considered to be moderately difficult. The summit day is the longest day of this climb, but the most rewarding in terms of scenery.

Day 1. Start from Nairobi to Old Moses Camp via Nanyuki and Sirimon Gate, 3-4hrs hiking

You will start your 5 days Mount Kenya climb Sirimon Chogoria route from Nairobi at 7.30 am with a scenic drive through the Great Kenyan highlands to Nanyuki Town which is 4hrs drive. You will continue for an hour into Sirimon Gate for registration and early lunch. The hike starts with a three and a half hours walking for 9 km through the winding track along rain-forest which then becomes heather land. You arrive at Old Moses Camp aka Judmier Camp dinner and night at 3300m, L, D.

Day 2. Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Camp, hiking of 6 to 7 hrs

Wake up to an early breakfast and then head up hill and branching toward the the left at Liki North junction. An hour from Judmier Camp, this track goes via Ontulili River and contouring through the moorland, past Likii North Valley. An uphill hike is now to the picturesque Mackinders Valley. At this point, you have stunning views upwards of the valley to the main peaks of Point Lenana, Nelion and Batian. You will then arrive at the Shipton Camp for dinner and night at 4200m. It is now snowy and freezing from this camp, B, L, D

Day 3. Acclimatization day at Shipton Camp hiking mt kenya

Today, you have an acclimatization day hiking towards the Kami Hut, base camp for technical climbers. Head down towards the Mt. Kenya Hauseberg Lakes which comprises of Nanyuki Tarn and Hauseberg Tarn. The tarns are quite beautiful and sparkling blue in color. You now hike back to your camp to catch enough sleep, so you can attempt the summit, just after mid-night. Night at Shipton Camp, B ,L, D.

Note: There is an option you can opt to summit on this day and descend to Mintos Hut at 4200m for the night. This option would comfortably shorten the long walk from the summit to Mt. Kenya Bandas and allow you more time to enjoy the most rewarding scenic beauty on Chogoria route.

Day 4. Summit Attempt from Shiptons down to Chogoria Gate for 11-12hrs

You are awaken at 2am for a cup of tea and biscuits. You leave the camp at 3 am and head up through a steep stony quarry cutting through a cliff, the most difficult and strenuous section. This clears the visible part which is towards the Mt. Kenya Lower Hall Tarns. You arrive at the Mount Kenya Peak at Point Lenana after 6 km of hiking from Shipton Camp. .

Arrival at the summit is expected after 3 hrs to catch the beaming sunrise over Mt. Kenya. After the sunrise, you now descend Mintos Hut for 6 km in a period 2 hrs. Here, you have your full breakfast and a short rest. The hiking continues down for 20 km for 4-5hrs of outstanding scenic views through the Gorges Valley, Lake Michaelson, The Nithi Falls and Lake Ellis. You spend the night at Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m, B, L, D.

Day 5. Start from Chogoria Bandas to Chogoria Village and on to Nairobi, 2 hrs walking

Hiking down for 16km in 2 hrs you get to the forest clearance. Here, you are transferred in a 4x4WD land rover to Chogoria Town from where you are driven back to Nairobi. Arrival is expected at approximately 3 pm. This hiking mount Kenya trek can be combined with a Kenyan safari, B, L.

Hiking Mt Kenya cost: US$ 700 per person

hiking 5 Days price includes:

• Road transfers from Nairobi to Sirimon Gate

• Road transport from Chogoria back to Nairobi

• All accommodation in the mountain camps or huts as per the above itinerary

• Full board accommodation during on the Mt. Kenya trek.

• Meals on the mountain as detailed – B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner

• All Mount Kenya trekking permits and local government taxes

• An expert English speaking Mt. Kenya climb guide, cook and porters

• Boiled and treated water during the hike on Mount Kenya

• Successful Mt. Kenya climb certificate

hiking Mount Kenya 5 Days price excludes:

• Tipping to Mt. Kenya guides, cook and porters

• Sleeping bags and climbing gear

• Accommodation and meals in Nairobi

• Drinks

• Local and international flights

• Passports, visas and personal items and spending

• Any other items not detailed in the above itinerary