5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route

5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Mount Kenya Climbing, Mount Kenya Trekking, Mount Kenya Tour Package, 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route.

( Much more scenic than Naromoru and it 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.)

This creative climb is one of the most popular African trekking tours. It joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests.

The final night time ascent of Point Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro or the Rwenzoris, and this is the most likely climb for actually seeing big game.

Accommodation on this hike is in mountain huts. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.

5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route
5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route

5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki

Leave Nairobi accompanied by your mountain guide 7:00 am and arriving in Nanyuki town in good time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki town acclimatizing and walking a long the mount kenya region visiting the mau mau caves, where the freedom fighters use to hide during the 2nd world war. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Nanyuki town.

Day 2: Nanyuki – Old Moses camp

After breakfast, drive to the sirimon park gate and begin your 5 hours hike to Old Moses Camp at 3,330m above sea level for meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 3: Old Moses Camp – Shipton Camp

After breakfast, walk from Old Moses camp via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Hut (4,200m) this walk is approx 5- 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Shipton Point – Lenana – Mintos Hut – Chogoria Bandas

Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30 hours ready to hike to point Lenana (4,985m). on a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. After point Lenana, descend to Mintos (4,250m) for breakfast then proceed to Road-head for lunch and then to chogoria Bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas – Nairobi

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria park gate then to Chogoria town for lunch and transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya with sweet memories.

NB: Please NOTE that the last 32km stretch from Chogoria Bandas to the Park gate can be walked half way and half , there is a Jeep whose cost can be shared between the available clients. This is optional and can be arranged by the guide {the cost is not included in the package}

Included:

  • Park entrance fee
  • Full board accommodation on the mountain in tents or huts
  • Service of our English speaking mountain guide
  • Return transport to the mountain
  • Any applicable taxes
  • Potters
  • All mountain rescue fees

Excluded:

  • International flight
  • Sleeping bag where applicable
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Tips to /cooks porters and guides
  • All your climbing gears

Booking & Reservations for 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Booking Office Tel: Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Room C7,
Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile : +254790006650

Email: info[at]citysightseeing.co.ke

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