5 Day Mount Kenya and Sirimon-Chogoria Route Climb Safari in Kenya
Old Moses Camp, Nanyuki, Kenya
Budget Wildlife Safari Kenya
Come join for this great challenge and adventurous trek to Mount Kenya with a total distance of 90 kilometers! A combination of the two of Mount Kenya's most challenging and scenic routes, from the lush green forests and U-shaped valleys of Sirimon to the unique features of the temple, mushroom rocks and the Gorge Valleys on the Chogoria approach side. Embark yourself on this amazing journey!
You will depart from Nairobi and head to Nanyuki for lunch. Afterward, you will proceed to the Sirimon Park Gate. From the gate, you will follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest (which becomes a heathland) after about 3 hours. About 3.5 hours from the gate, you will continue the trekking until Judmier Camp and stay overnight there.
Trekking time: 3 - 4 hours
Distance: 9 kilometers
Elevation: 860 meters
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 and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley, where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. You will have dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp at the elevation of 4200 meters.
Trekking time: 6 - 7 hours
Distance: 14 kilometers
Elevation: 900 meters
Day 3: Shipton Camp - Circuit Walk to Austrian Hut
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Austrian Hut for dinner and stay overnight.
Day 4: Austrian Hut - Point Lenana - Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate)
Leave at 03:00 to climb up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. You will arrive in Point Lenana at 06:30 as the trekking will take about 3 hours. After the sunrise, you will descend down to Mintos Hut which will take about 2 hours for breakfast. Afterward, you will continue the journey down to Mount Meru Bandas at the elevation of 2950 meters for dinner and overnight. You will put up a tent in this location.
Trekking time: 6 hours
Distance: 14 kilometers
Decrease: 785 meters
Day 5: Chogoria Bandas - Chogoria - Nairobi
Descend 2 hours walk with a distance of 15 kilometers to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your shared transfer vehicle back to Nairobi. This will be the end of your safari.
This safari will take place in Mount Kenya, Kenya.