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5 Days Mt. Kenya Sirimon Chogoria

Created with Sketch. Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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Duration

5 days 4 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

  • Two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek.
  • Night time ascent of Point Lenana

Itinerary

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DAY 1: NAIROBI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – JUDIMERE CAMPSITE 3300m
DAY 1: NAIROBI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – JUDIMERE CAMPSITE 3300m

fter breakfast at 8:00 am leave Nairobi with a shared shuttle van to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Judimere campsite. Trek from Sirimon gate to Judimere campsite is a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours trekking, passing through the forest of indigenous trees. Dinner and over night in the tent at Judimere Campsite.
Meal Plan = Dinner

DAY2: JUDIMERE CAMPSITE – SHIPTONS CAMP 4200m
DAY2: JUDIMERE CAMPSITE – SHIPTONS CAMP 4200m

Wake up at 6:00am in the morning, pack your belongings, and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Judimeer campsite with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons campsite a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks namely Batian and Nelion. Dinner and overnight in the tent at Shiptons campsite.
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: SHIPTONS - SIMBA TARN 4612M
DAY 3: SHIPTONS - SIMBA TARN 4612M

After breakfast leave for a short sharp ascent to simba turn campsite for lunch,dinner and overnight stay.
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: SIMBA TARN – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m - JUDIMERE CAMP
DAY 4: SIMBA TARN – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m - JUDIMERE CAMP

Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 3:30 am to prepare your self and the take pre breakfast at 4:00 am. Leave Simba tarn at 4:30 am to attempt the summit a journey that takes 1 ½ hours to reach the summit. Point Lenana is the third highest peak in Mt Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day, you can see Mt Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down to shiptons camp for full breakfast. proceed further back to judimere camp 3300m where you will spend you last night in the mountain. Lunch served enroute.
Meal Plan = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: JUDIMERE – SIRIMON GATE - NAIROBI
DAY 5: JUDIMERE – SIRIMON GATE - NAIROBI

After breakfast at 6:00 am, you will walk down for 9 km to Sirimon gate where you will meet a transfer car that will connect you with a shuttle van back to Nairobi where your tour ends.
Meal Plan = Breakfast

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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