4 Days Chogoria Sirimon route

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Daily Tour 4 Days 3 Nights
Mount Kenya, Kenya Mount Kenya

The Chogoria route is arguably the most magnificent and recommended ascent route to the summit of Mount Kenya. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.

The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.

Accommodation on this hike is 2 nights in mountain huts and 2 nights camping.  Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to the Airport
  • Services of a professional mountain guide, porters and cook
  • Full-board accommodation in the tents
  • Bottled drinking mineral water
  • Park entrance fees
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Our tour guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use)

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, titbits, beverages, tips etc
  • Hiking gears
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter
Day 1: Nairobi – Chogoria – Lake Ellis

Hiking Distance: 8Kms
Duration: 2Hrs
Leave from your pick up hotel or residence on an early morning and drive via the great northern highway arriving Chogoria town in 4 hours. It is from this place you will meet the rest of your climbing crew (porters) and proceed with the driving through thick rain forest for about 1 hour. Check in the park and all the formalities involved, note that the park entrance fees are only payable via M-pesa or credit card. Have lunch and start trekking through rush forests passing the magnificent Nithi waterfalls proceeding to lake Ellis. Dinner and overnight at your campsite. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Ellis campsite

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sleep at Lake Ellis campsite

Day 2: Lake Ellis – Mintos Hut campsite

Hiking Distance: 16kms
Duration: 6.5Hrs
After having breakfast, leave the camp trekking along a single trail through alpine and moorland vegetation. The trek between the two camps is a no water fetching point, ensure you have enough water about 3 litres from Nithi river. Lunch will have been packed for you. While at Mintos camp, you will explore around the camp to the temple and magnificent gorges valley views and of of lake Michaelson. Dinner and overnight at your campsite.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Mintos Hut campsite

Day 3: Mintos Hut campsite – Point Lenana – Old Moses

Hiking Distance: 12Kms
Duration: 5Hrs
Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about three hours up to point Lenana (4,985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there for the African sunrise. Descend Shipton`s camp for breakfast.
After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp. (3,300m) The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Old Moses campsite

Day 4: Old Moses – Sirimon Gate – Nairobi

Hiking Distance: 8Kms
Duration: 1.5Hrs
On this final day, leave the camp trekking down on a paved road through the rush forest with high chances of spotting wild animals reaching Sirimon park gate in 2 hours. Check out the park and board on your waiting vehicle back to Nairobi or onward destination.

Meal Plan:Breakfast


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