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Mt Kenya climb – Chogoria / Sirimon Route

The Chogoria Route can be combined with a decent of the Sirimon Route for best effect. Combining the Chogoria with the Sirimon Route is, in our opinion, the best way to experience Mount Kenya . Whilst a little more expensive than going up and down the same route, it's certainly worthwhile as you experience 2 very different sides of the mountain. We tend to find that you'll look forward to the downward journey far more than if you were covering the same ground twice - you have the same feeling of discovery as on the way up. 6 days 5 nights is recommended for Chogoria-Sirimon

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1150 - $1350
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Not specified
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
The Chogoria Route can be combined with a decent of the Sirimon Route for best effect. Combining the Chogoria with the Sirimon Route is, in our opinion, the best way to experience Mount Kenya . Whilst a little more expensive than going up and down the same route, it's certainly worthwhile as you experience 2 very different sides of the mountain. We tend to find that you'll look forward to the downward journey far more than if you were covering the same ground twice - you have the same feeling of discovery as on the way up. 6 days 5 nights is recommended for Chogoria-Sirimon

6 Days Mt Kenya climb – Chogoria / Sirimon Route

Day 1. Nairobi – Chogoria
Start from Nairobi at around 0900hrs and drive through the Great North road passing the central province of Kenya arriving Chogoria town in good time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel in Chogoria. Approximate driving time 3hrs.

Day 2. Chogoria – Mt Kenya Bandas
Wake up early and set on a 32kms journey to the bandas driving half way in a 4×4 vehicle and to start your walk in the bamboo and rain forest arriving at the bandas (2990m) fo a late lunch. Dinner and overnight at the bandas. Approximate walking time 4hrs.

Day 3. Chogoria Bandas – Lake Ellis 
Take breakfast and start your hiking heading to Lake Ellis reaching the campsite in time for lunch. For acclimatization, afternoon climb ugi Hill (3500m) then return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Approximate walking time 5 hrs.

Day 4. Lake Ellis – Mintos Hut
After breakfast start your hike on the open moorland where you will find different and interesting kind of flora like the giant loberia, cabbage loberia and others. Arrive Mintos Hut(4200m), located at the middle of the peaks in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Mintos.

Day 5. Point Lenana – Old Moses
Early morning start at 0200hr for a 4hrs climb to the summit (Point Lenana) 4985m. After a photo session descend to shipton Camp for a full breakfast. Later descend further down through Mackinders Valley to Old Moses camp(3300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Old Moses – Nairobi
Pack your bags after breakfast and start descending through the rain forest to Sirimon Gate where you get your transport back to Nairobi, with a lunch stop in Nanyuki. End of our service.

2016 Price: US$1,150 per person

Price includes:
– Transportation from and back to Nairobi in a shared taxi
– I night fullboard accommodation in Chogoria
– Services of a trained guide and porters
– All camping equipments
– Three meals per day

Not included: 
– climbing equipments
– Sleeping bags
– Visas
– Other expenses of personal nature such laundry, beverages, bottled water, tips etc.

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