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4 Days Sirimon Chogoria Trek

Created with Sketch. Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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Duration

4 days 3 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto... More

This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya 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.

The final night time ascent of Point Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro or the Rwenzori.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria
  • night time ascent of Point Lenana

Itinerary

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

After pick up in Nairobi,drive to Nanyuki town crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate for lunch (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.
Meal Plan = Dinner

Day 2 Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent.
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.
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Shipton – Pt Lenana (4985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2800m) 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785 ascent, 2,085m descent.
Day 3: Shipton – Pt Lenana (4985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2800m) 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785 ascent, 2,085m descent.

Kick off at 3.am to reach pt 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 good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth.
The climb takes 3 -4 hrs 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 Mt Kenya bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi. 3 hrs, 10km walk.
Day 4: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi. 3 hrs, 10km walk.

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch

Included/Excluded

  • Guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transport in shared shuttle van
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodation in the tent as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional porters and skilled cook
  • Start and finish in Nairobi
  • Tips
  • Hiking gears
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

FAQs

List of required climbing gear
Warm Sleeping bag - 15°c
head touch
Rain jacket and trouser, -warm puff jacket,sweater
Warm trouser
Hand groves
warm woolen hats
sun glasses
Water proof mountain boot and warm thick socks like 2 pairs
Walking poles
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