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Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Sirimon 5 days

Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Sirimon 5 days

Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Sirimon 5 days

Day one. Start from Nairobi to Old Moses Camp via Nanyuki and Sirimon Gate, 3-4hrs hiking

You will start your 5 days Mount Kenya climb Sirimon Chogoria route from Nairobi at 7.30 am with a scenic drive through the Great Kenyan highlands to Nanyuki Town which is 4hrs drive. You will continue for an hour into Sirimon Gate for registration and early lunch. The hike starts with a three and a half hours walking for 9 km through the winding track along rain-forest which then becomes heather land. You arrive at Old Moses Camp aka Judmier Camp dinner and night at 3300m, L, D.

Day two. Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Camp, hiking of 6 to 7 hrs

Wake up to an early breakfast and then head up hill and branching toward the the left at Liki North junction. An hour from Judmier Camp, this track goes via Ontulili River and contouring through the moorland, past Likii North Valley. An uphill hike is now to the picturesque Mackinders Valley. At this point, you have stunning views upwards of the valley to the main peaks of Point Lenana, Nelion and Batian. You will then arrive at the Shipton Camp for dinner and night at 4200m. It is now snowy and freezing from this camp, B, L, D

Day three. Acclimatization day at Shipton Camp hiking mt kenya

Today, you have an acclimatization day hiking towards the Kami Hut, base camp for technical climbers. Head down towards the Mt. Kenya Hauseberg Lakes which comprises of Nanyuki Tarn and Hauseberg Tarn. The tarns are quite beautiful and sparkling blue in color. You now hike back to your camp to catch enough sleep, so you can attempt the summit, just after mid-night. Night at Shipton Camp, B ,L, D.

Note: There is an option you can opt to summit on this day and descend to Mintos Hut at 4200m for the night. This option would comfortably shorten the long walk from the summit to Mt. Kenya Bandas and allow you more time to enjoy the most rewarding scenic beauty on Chogoria route.

Day four. Summit Attempt from Shiptons down to Chogoria Gate for 11-12hrs

You are awaken at 2am for a cup of tea and biscuits. You leave the camp at 3 am and head up through a steep stony quarry cutting through a cliff, the most difficult and strenuous section. This clears the visible part which is towards the Mt. Kenya Lower Hall Tarns. You arrive at the Mount Kenya Peak at Point Lenana after 6 km of hiking from Shipton Camp. .

Arrival at the summit is expected after 3 hrs to catch the beaming sunrise over Mt. Kenya. After the sunrise, you now descend Mintos Hut for 6 km in a period 2 hrs. Here, you have your full breakfast and a short rest. The hiking continues down for 20 km for 4-5hrs of outstanding scenic views through the Gorges Valley, Lake Michaelson, The Nithi Falls and Lake Ellis. You spend the night at Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m, B, L, D.

Day five.

Start from Chogoria Bandas to Chogoria Village and on to Nairobi, 2 hrs walking
Hiking down for 16km in 2 hrs you get to the forest clearance. Here, you are transferred in a 4x4WD land rover to Chogoria Town from where you are driven back to Nairobi. Arrival is expected at approximately 3 pm. This hiking mount Kenya trek can be combined with a Kenyan safari, B, L.

 

end of Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Sirimon 5 days safari.