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5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route
5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route
$ 750.00
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5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route

$ 750.00


Embark on an epic 5-day adventure scaling Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. Begin your ascent via the Sirimon Route, renowned for its scenic beauty. Traverse through diverse ecosystems, starting with giant trees and rocky terrain in the Sirimon Valley. Witness the unique charm of Mackinders Valley before tackling the slopes. Descend via the Chogoria Route, experiencing a contrasting landscape of lush bamboo forests and the magnificent Gorges Valley. This exhilarating climb offers breathtaking panoramas and unforgettable memories. Full Details Below.


Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp)

  • Leave Nairobi at 7:30 am
  • Transfer to Nanyuki town for lunch (about 4 hours)
  • Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m
  • Follow the track uphill through the forest, which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs
  • Veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp

  • Trek for 6-7 hours covering 17km with a 900m ascent
  • Follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction
  • Track crosses Ontulili River and continues uphill to Mackinders Valley
  • Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m

Day 3: Shipton Camp

  • Acclimatization day
  • Walk to Kami Hut 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 (Chogoria Gate)

  • Leave at 3 am for a steep stony quarry ascent to Mount Kenya point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) arriving at 6:30 am
  • Descend to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast
  • Continue further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi

  • Descend 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village
  • Connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi




  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation while on the trek (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters, and skilled cook
  • Treated water on the trek
  • Successful climb certificate upon completion


  • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek, and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary



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