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Mt. Kenya Sirimon-Chogoria Route

Trip Type Activities
Mt Kenya Sirimon-Chogoria Route Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya
Route Sirimon - Chogoria route
Duration 5 Days (4 Nights)

Moutains are calling!

As hikers & adventurers, A Great Hike is our oasis. It provides a
sense of fulfillment & serenity. As we trek up the greatest mountains
the idea of becoming one with nature becomes a reality.

Join the #hikers in Kenya as we take on Mt Kenya,
the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa,

after Kilimanjaro measuring 4,985 metres via Sirimon Route

The hike will take four days through Sirimon route this is the easiest
route to reach Point Lenana. The route is on dry side of the mountain
so it offers magical views and affords walks through old growth forest
on lower slopes and giant heather, Alphine flower…s and Lobelia in
higher elevations.

Day 1: Depart Nairobi at 6:30am

Road trip to Sirimon gate and have a picnic lunch before entry. The
hike start from the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, 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 evening tea, moutain enternainment dinner and overnight
stay. This is a gentle trek that takes 3-4 hrs gaining an elevation of
680m. From Old Moses camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion
peaks

Day 2

After a heavy breakfast, Hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m ), 17kms (6 to
8 hrs hike) through Likii Valley mid morning After a water break,
continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right
contouring through the Moorland and crossing Likii North River and
Mackinders Valley, a great day of scenery and magical photo shoots.
There are killer & panaromic views of the peaks from the view point. A
nourishing lunch will be served by the Likii River and continue to
Shiptons camp at 4200m Evening tea, snacks, dinner and overnight stay.
This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier.
Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds

Day 3(acclimatization day)

We shall hike nearby mountains in preparation of summit day and a long trek to Chogoria route

Day 4 (summit day)

Kick off @ 2:00am the hike takes 3-4 hrs. The climb starts on frozen
scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling.
With good Moon you barely need a torch. Without Moon, then the
pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you a good view of the
stars like nowhere else on Earth. Reach point Lenana (4985m) followed
by photo session on sunrise.
After summit we follow the track through giant heather and forest down
to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then
follows the broad ridge to the west of the gorges valley to reach
Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and spend the night at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 5: Bandas – Nairobi 350m descent

After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest down
to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then
follows the broad ridge to the west….Back to Nairobi.

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 huts as per the itinerary
  •  All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  •  Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  •  Start and finish Nairobi

Excluded:

  •  Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
  •  Accommodation before/after the trek
  • Climbing gears
  •  Items of personal nature
  •  Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
  •  Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
  1. Balaclava- bochori
  2.  Baseball cap
  3.  Sunglasses
  4.  Sunscreen
  5.  Bandanas
  6.  Thermal top
  7.  T-shirts
  8.  Fleece jacket
  9.  Rain coat
  10.  Wind jacket
  11.  Poncho
  12.  Gloves (both woolen and waterproof)
  13.  Shorts (optional)
  14.  Trousers (quick dry and light)

15. Thermal bottoms
16. Rain trousers
17. Thin socks
18. Thick socks (synthetic or wool- 4 to 5 pairs)
19. Hiking boots (water proof, strong, light- big enough to allow
Multiple layers of socks)
20. Sandals or slippers (after the hike and for allowing your feet to relax)
21. Sleeping bag
22. Water bottle (2 liters preferably)
23. Porter’s bag (having all your gear and carried for you by the porter)
24. Day pack (the climber’s bag having all requirements the climber needs)
25. Torch (head torch better but not a must with spare batteries- LED
Torches are better than bulb torches)
26. Toiletries (include wet wipes since bathing is difficult due to
low temperatures)
27. Towel
28. Hiking pole/ walking stick
29. Energy sweets and snacks

Tour cost: US$ 780 per person

If a member cancels a reservation as detailed below, the following
sums will be claimed.

  1. If cancelled within 3 days prior – 50% of the total sum payable is due.
  2.  Cancellation 2 weeks to the day of hike 30% of the total sum is retained.
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