6 days mount kenya sirimon route down chogoria route



Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680 ascent.

After pick up in Nairobi,drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, we trek up thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight.This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp.This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.

Day 3: Shipton Camp – Acclimatisation Day

For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks / day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles

Day 4: Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m)- Mackinders Camp) descent.

Kick off at 3.am to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. with a good moon you barely need a torch. Without a Moon then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground giving you as goog a view of the Stars as almost anywhere on Earth. The climb takes 3-4 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon Descend to Minto`s hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mackinders Camp along the Teleki valley

Day 5: Mackinders Camp – Met Station

After your break fast descend down on the back A scenic and snowly caped peaks ; as you say goodbye to the peaks you will be almost to mount Kenya Bogy Moorland . Lunch enroute on the way at Lunch point Dinner and overnight at Met station

Day 6: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm

Price 780 ussd Per Person