6 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE - 6 Days

6 days Mount kenya Climbing Chogoria Route – Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria – Sirimon 5 days – trek mount kenya

Sirimon route summit circuit trek before summit & ‘quick descent’ down Chogoria route. The trip This itinerary uses the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provides extremely effective acclimatisation by having extra but shorter walking days during the trek.

On the way up you split the distance to the base of the peaks into 3 bits rather than the usual 2, then skirt the high peaks in the anticlockwise direction in 2 moderate bits completing the summit circuit trek with reasonable ease.

On the trek around the peaks you pass Hausberg col 4,600m and enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak.

Then descend down the Teleki valley and join the Naromoru summit trail and overnight at Mackinder’s camp. An early morning hike on day 6 gets us to Point Lenana, 4,985m – the hikers summit then a quick descent on the Chogoria trail.

Accommodation is 1 night comfortable hotel, 4 nights in mountain huts, 1 night of camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain

This route uses the gentlest ascent track on the mountain with additional acclimatisation day included at 4,200m – it’s also one of the most scenic. Passing up through montane forest, bamboo and heather zones to glaciers, then down past spectacular chasms, jagged peaks and the glaciated “U” shaped valleys and waterfalls and lush rain forest. On the acclimatisation trek to Hausberg col 4,600m you enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak then have a free afternoon to relax before the strenuous summit attempt. An early morning hike on day 5 gets us to Point Lenana, 4,985m – the hikers summit then a slow paced descent on the Chogoria trail.

Accommodation on this hike is 1 night comfortable hotel, 4 nights mountain huts and 1 night camping. Accommodation is 1 night comfortable hotel, 4 nights in mountain huts, 1 night of camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.

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Day 1

Start the drive from Nairobi at 6.30 am and drive through the central highlands arriving in Nanyuki at 10.00 am. After a light lunch, drive to the Sirimon park gate where the trek starts. Hike for 9kms to the Old Moses hut (3300 m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

After breakfast, start the hike to Shipton hut (4200 m) walking through the Ontulili, liki and Mackinders Valleys arriving at the huts in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight the huts.

Day 3

Spend the day at the huts and ascend to the Hausberg col (4650 M) for an acclimatization hike and then descend to the Huts for dinner and overnight at the Shipton hut.

Day 4

Today after breakfast we will hike on two turn on a steep ascend then descend to mackinders camp arriving early evening, dinner and overnight at mackinders camp.

Day 5

Wake at 2.30 am and after a cup of tea, start the summit ascend to Point Lenana (4985 M) arriving on top at around 6.30 am for sun rise. On a Clear day, one is able to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photos, descend to Mintos for breakfast and further down to Meru Mt. Kenya lodge Bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

After breakfast, descend for 15 kms through the bamboo forest to where you get the 4WD vehicles waiting for you and then drive down to Chogoria town. From Chogoria town you board transport back to Nairobi where you arrive in the late afternoon.

6 days Mount kenya Climbing Chogoria Route - Includes

  • 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

6 days Mount kenya Climbing Chogoria 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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6 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA SIRIMON ROUTE
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