6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure - Sirimon Route Down Chogoria Route.

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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.

Highlights

  • Guided trekking in Mount Kenya
  • Climbing certificate upon completion
  • Transfer from and to the base of Mount Kenya
  • Daily meals and treated water
  • Transfer from and to Nairobi
  • 5 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 1
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Accommodation

During the safari, you will stay for 1 night in Nanyuki, 1 night at Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 2 nights at Shipton Camp, and 1 night at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas.

Absolute Holiday Safaris in Kenya Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki

On the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Nanyuki, which is the base of mount Kenya to have lunch, dinner, and stay overnight. You will spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 2: Nanyuki / Sirimon / Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp )

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.

Guides

Patrick Kusola
I am an adventure guide and the top senior guide with a travel tour agency in Nairobi. I received my schooling and training at Utalii College where I was approved as a guide. I began working as a city guide and upgraded to a full guide shortly thereafter. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of different species of animals and birds with others. Among the organization guides, I am proud to have the first priority to lead groups as a guide and take them into the wilderness. I am very informative and responsible person. My company trusts me with all clients as they are ensured everyone is in safe hands

Location

On this safari, you will enjoy a guided trekking in Mount Kenya through Sirimon and Chogoria routes.

Food

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:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Hallal
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • All park entrance fees
  • Climbing certificate upon completion
  • Guided trekking
  • 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
  • International flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages / drinks, and climbing gears
  • Tips for your guide, porters, and cook
  • Visas to Kenya

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 18% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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