5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE - 5 Days

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Sirimon Routes; This creative Mount Kenya climbing package combines two of the most famous routes up the mountain, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek.

Sirimon coming off the west 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.

Ascent 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.

Mount Kenya climbing In Sirimon Route and Out Chogoria is ideal during the following seasons : Jan to March and July to October.

Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE

The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.

The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.

Accommodation on this hike is 2 nights in mountain huts and 2 nights camping.  Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain

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Day 1
Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 650m ascent

Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya Bandas.

Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas.

Day 2
Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 3hrs, 9km, 700m ascent.

After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it’s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more “touristy” areas.

Day 3
Lake Ellis – Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) 4 hrs, 12km, 600m ascent.

Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest. Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying.

An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day.

Day 4
Minto`s – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- Old Moses camp. 11-12 hrs, 785 ascent, 1,685 descent, 24km,

Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise.Descend to Shipton camp for breakfast.

After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp

Day 5
Old Moses camp – Nairobi- 2 hrs.

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE - Inludes

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  • Start and finish Nairobi

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE - excludes

  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE
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