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6 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route
6 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route
$ 800.00
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6 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Down Chogoria Route

$ 800.00


Challenge yourself on a rewarding 6-day trek up Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. Ascend via the scenic Sirimon Route, known for its gradual incline and diverse landscapes. Hike through towering forests teeming with birdlife, then tackle rocky ridges offering panoramic vistas.

The extended itinerary allows for crucial acclimatization days, maximizing your chances of reaching the summit and witnessing breathtaking sunrises. Descend via the Chogoria Route, experiencing a contrasting landscape of lush bamboo forests and the dramatic Gorges Valley. This unforgettable adventure offers a complete traverse of Mount Kenya’s majestic slopes.

Full Details Below.


Day 1: Nairobi- Nanyuki – Old Moses camp (3,300m)

After pick up in Nairobi drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m). From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4,236m)

Up the spectacular Mackinder Valley past strange giant groundsel and lobelia plants to emerge onto what looks like a set from Star Trek – Shipton’s Camp at 4,236m. This is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers, with its resident populations of bizarre rock hyrax and beautiful sunbirds.

Day 3: Full Day acclimatization

For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks / day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

Day 4: Shipton Camp – Mackinders Camp (4,300m)

From Shipton’s camp, the trail leads to Kami camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climb up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg Col at 4590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to Mackinder’s camp for the night.

Day 5: Mackinders Camp – Point Lenana (4,985m) – Bandas

An early 2.30 am start for an attempt to reach point Lenana in time for sunrise. The climb takes 4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to mintos hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas through the gorges valley for dinner & overnight. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!

Day 6: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet a vehicle for the return to Nairobi – usually arriving mid to late afternoon.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: San Francisco International Airport

DEPARTURE TIME: Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.


  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • 2 days cruise
  • Professional guide
  • 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
  • Start and finish Nairobi


  • 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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