6 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing - Sirimon – Chogoria Route

This is a trekking adventure to Mount Kenya with an aim of reaching point Lenana through Sirimon route and descending via Chogoria. just like a 5 days mount Kenya climbing tour, it provides a fantastic and quick access to the northern region of mount Kenya scenic peaks which include points Batian, Nelion and Lenana.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$840 - $970
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
January - February, June - August
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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Among Mount Kenya through Sirimon and descending through Chogoria routes is an advantageous option for the variety of mountain vegetation and fauna, liked by nature enthusiasts and geographers. Lying on the north-western side of mount Kenya, the Sirimon route escapes quite an of mount Kenya rainfall, and hence stays dry most time of the year as compared to other routes on Mount Kenya.

Once at the Sirimon park gate, route of mount Kenya, once feels the determination and urge to proceed to the old moses at 3300m from the base of mount Kenya, then to Mackinders valley, where the shiptons hut stands, with Terere and Sendeyo peaks, two ancient mount Kenya parasitic vents peaks stand.

Once at this point of mount Kenya, water is plentiful, and you can always refill your bottles,with a chance to cross the equator both at Nanyuki town and on your way to the old moses camp.

6 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing - Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Day 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki
Depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at your hotel in Nanyuki in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery around dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 2: Nanyuiki-Old Moses Camp.
After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon park gate start your 5 hours hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), (5 to 6 hrs hike) where you pass through a tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. All meals and overnight at the campsite.

Day 3: Old Moses-Shiptons Camp.
After breakfast hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 6 hrs hike) The walk takes you near to the summit. Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak facing it which provides a very beautiful scenery dinner and overnight at the shiptons camp.

Day 4: Shiptons-Point Lenana-Mintos Hut.
Wake up early at 2.30 am atempt on Point Lenana (4985m) A pre-dawn attempt on point Lenana gives you enough time to reach the summit when the sun is rising and in clear weather which gives you a clear scenery. Afterwards descend to Mintos hut for overnight.

Day 5: Mintos Hut-Chogoria Bandas
Descend leisurely to Chogoria park gate (3020m) for overnight. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat -- top Kilingo hill table.

Day 6: Chogoria Bandas-Nairobi.
After breakfast descend leisurely to Chogoria town for transfer back to Nairobi. Chogoria gate to Chogoria town is about 3 - 4 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife such as, white-tailed mongoose, elephant, black rhino, Columbus monkeys, Suni, duiker.

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African buffalo
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Bat-eared fox
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Elephant
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