6 Day Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route Climbing Adventure in Kenya
Simbas Lodge, Nanyuki, Kenya
Affordable Wildlife Safari Kenya
Experience this challenging and adventurous trekking in Mount Kenya! On this safari, you will climb Mount Kenya on two of Mount Kenya's most challenging and scenic routes. You will explore the lush green forests, u-shaped valleys of Sirimon, unique features of the temple, mushroom rocks, and gorge valleys on the Chogoria route. The routes also have several unique microclimatic conditions that will make the trekking more memorable.
Starting point and ending point: Nairobi
Children policy: Children from the age of 12 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
You will leave Nanyuki at 08:00 and proceed to Sirimon Gate. The trekking will take about 1 hour. 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-meter ascent
Day 3: Judmier Camp / Shipton Camp
After having breakfast, you will follow the track uphill and fork left at the junction. About one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track will cross Ontulili River. You will go right contouring through the moorland, cross Liki North, and continue uphill to Mackinder Valley from where panoramic views towards the main peaks can be seen. You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Shipton Camp.
Trekking time: 6 - 7 hours
Distance: 14 kilometers
Elevation: 900-meter ascent
Day 4: Shipton Camp
You will spend the day by acclimatizing. You will walk to Kami Hut and Hausberg Lakes (Hausberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). After that, you will walk back to Shipton Camp to have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 5: Shiptons / Point Lenana / Meru Mount Kenya Bandas (Chogoria Gate)
You will 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 to have breakfast. After that, you will continue to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas to have dinner and stay overnight.
Trekking time: 6 hours
Distance: 14 kilometers
Elevation: 785-meter ascent
Day 6: Chogoria Bandas / Chogoria / Nairobi
You will descend for 2 hours, 15 kilometers to forest clearance, to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.
On this safari, you will enjoy a guided trekking in Mount Kenya through Sirimon and Chogoria routes.
Daily meals will be served for you during the safari. Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be given for you on the third and fifth day of the safari. While on the second day, you will enjoy lunch and dinner. In addition, breakfast and lunch will be given to you on the last day of the safari. Treated water will also be provided for you during the trekking.
The following meals are included:
The following drinks are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
5 nights' accommodation
All park entrance fees
Climbing certificate upon completion
Services of English speaking professional guide, porters, and skilled cook
Transfer from and to Nairobi
Transfer from and to the base of Mount Kenya
Treated water during trekking
What's not included
Any extras not detailed in the itinerary
Items of personal nature
Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages / drinks, and climbing gears
Tips for your guide, porters, and cook
Visas to Kenya
How to get there
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.