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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.
Mt Kenya Sirimon-Chogoria Route
Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya
Sirimon – Chogoria route
5 Days | 4 Nights
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
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
We shall hike nearby mountains in preparation of summit day and a long trek to Chogoria route
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
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.