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5 Days Sirimon Chogoria Route

Trek Highlights

The combination of Sirimon route starting from the west of Mount Kenya National Park passing through the driest side of the mountain.

On this ascent, trekkers encounter with giant trees, rocky terrain and the charming Mackinders Valley before descending via the Chogoria route.

On descending Chogoria spotting the characteristic lush bamboo zone and the highland forests while gazing at the magnificent Gorges Valley, waterfalls and tarns.

The 5-days Sirimon - Chogoria Route is much more scenic than Naro Moru route.

It is on the dry side of mountain (Mount Kenya National Park) which offers some of the finest walking experiences.

Included

  • 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 camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • Start and finish Nairobi

Excluded

  • Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
  • Accommodation before/after the trek
  • Hiking / climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Trekking Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi- Sirimon - Judmaier Camp

Leave Nairobi at 7.30am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate (Sirimon Park Gate), 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Judmier Camp - Shipton Camp

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North. Continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks.

Day 3

Shipton Camp - Acclimatization day

Spend the day acclimatizing. You will spend the day trekking to Kami Hut and down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Shiptons- Point Lenana - Mount Meru Bandas

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya Point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am. Trekking to Lenana Peak at 4985m taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast. Proceed with the hiking for 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m. Dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya Bandas.

Day 5

Chogoria Bandas - Chogoria - Nairobi

After enjoying your last breakfast, you will walk down by trekking for 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance. The remaining part distance of approximately 16km is by 4x4WD vehicle. Catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

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