Hiking Mt Kenya Sirimon route down chogoria route is considered one of the easier routes because of fewer steep sections up to the top. It is accessed through the North West corner of the mountain. Since it is one of the easier routes, it is also the most popular but not too busy. The forest on this route is relatively sparse and the bamboo zone is barely evident. Trekking along this route offers spectacular views when the weather is clear.
- Park entrance fee
- Accommodation on the mountain
- Service of our English speaking Guide
- Return transport to the mountain
- All mountain rescue fees
- Any applicable taxes
- International flight
- Sleeping bag where applicable
- Visa entry into Kenya
- Tips to /cooks porters and guides
- All your climbing gears
Day 1: From Nairobi to Nanyuki
Set out to Nanyuki with your Tour Guide who will pick you from your residence/hotel in Nairobi. On arrival in Nanyuki, take lunch then subsequently spend the afternoon acclimatizing. You will also take a walk along Mt.Kenya base to visit Mau Mau caves where Kenyan freedom fighters hid themselves during the Second World War. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Nanyuki.
Day 2: To Old Moses Camp
Take breakfast then go on a drive to Sirimon Park Gate. Start your trek to Old Moses Camp, which is a 5-hour hike at an altitude of 3,330m above sea level. Meals and overnight at the hut.
Hike time: 5 hours
Elevation: 3,330 m
Day 3: To Shipton Camp
Take breakfast then trek from Old Moses Camp through Mackinders Valley to Shipton Hut, sitting at an altitude of 4,200m above sea level. The trek is about 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Hike time: 5 to 6 hours
Elevation: 4,200 m
Day 4: Shipton Point to Chogoria Bandas
On this day you will wake up quite early, at 2.30am, to prepare for a hike to point Lenana, which sits at an altitude of 4,985m above sea level. From this point in a clear day, Mt. Kilimanajaro on the south, Mt. Elgon on the west and Indian Ocean on the east will be in your vicinity. After point Lenana, descend to Mintos (4,250m) to take breakfast then move on Road-head for lunch. Next stop will be Chogoria Bandas where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.
Hike time: 5 to 7 hours
Elevation: 4,985 m
Day 5: Back to Nairobi
Morning breakfast followed by a trek to Chogoria Park Gate then to Chogoria Town where you will have lunch. Afterwards, a transfer back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon feeling victorious after conquering Mt.Kenya.
N/B: The final distance (32 km) from Chogoria Bandas to the Park Gate can be trekked half way and the other half distance you can take a jeep ride. The jeep cost can be shared amongst available clients. This is an option which can be discussed and arranged by the guide (Cost is not included in the package).