Mount Kenya Hiking: 5 Days 4 Nights In Sirimon - Out Chogoria Route

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Mount Kenya Hiking: 5 Days 4 Nights In Sirimon - Out Chogoria Route

This route Chogoria' has long been considered the most picturesque, dramatic, and varying route, its the most beautiful of the access routes to Point Lenana and the best for acclimatization as the gradient is the easiest. You are more likely to be the only climbers on this side of the mountain ensuring a unique wilderness experience. Our guides are specialists on Mount Kenya, thoroughly knowledgeable in the flora, fauna and a foreign language

This itinerary is for the ascent of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya, at an altitude of 4985 metres. This is not a technical climb, but a hike. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be more than capable of completing the trek provided they approach it in a sensible manner. The ascent is via the Chogoria Route, on the little used east side of the mountain.

Day 01: Start the drive from Nairobi at 06.30 am and drive through the central highlands arriving in Nanyuki at 10.00 am. After a light lunch, drive to the Sirimon park gate where the trek starts. Hike for 9km to Old Moses hut (3300 m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 02: After breakfast, start the hike to Shipton hut (4200 m), walking through the Ontulili, Liki and Mackinders Valleys arriving at the huts in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight the huts.


Day 03: Spend the day at the huts and ascend to the Hausberg col (4650 M) for an acclimatization hike and then descend to the huts for dinner and overnight at the Shipton hut.

Day 04: Wake up at 02.30 am and after a cup of tea, start the summit ascend to Point Lenana (4985 M) arriving on top at around 06.30 am for sun rise. On a Clear day, one is able to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photographic session, descend to Mintos for breakfast and further down to Meru Mt. Kenya lodge Bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 05: After breakfast, descend for 15 kms through the bamboo forest to where you get the 4WD vehicles waiting for you and then drive down to Chogoria town. From Chogoria town you board transport back to Nairobi where you arrive in the late afternoon.

No. Of Persons (Sleep in Huts)
Price Per Person (USD$)
02 - 04
05 - 08
09 - 12

Climb cost inclusive of:

* Return transfer Nairobi - Chogoria - Nairobi by shared taxi
* 2 transfer from Chogoria park gate return
* 3 meals per day while trekking
* 5 days Mt. Kenya trek
* 4 nights accommodation while trekking
* All government park entrance fees at Mt Kenya National park
* English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
* Two Man tent.

Exclusive of:

* Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits,
* Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.
* Price is exclusive of first and Last Night accommodation in Nairobi.

You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost.

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