6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Chogoria Route

6 Days

Safari Overview

This program travels the scenic Sirimon route, with some game-viewing and bird watching opportunities along the first day’s paths. Then it’s up across the Liki and Mackinder’s Valleys to Shipton’s camp where you can see glistening peaks and stunning scenery.

The Sirimon route is a moderate-strenuous climb but not a technical one and mountain-climbing experience isn’t necessary. However, there’s no avoiding the steep ascents and high altitudes that make physical fitness a prerequisite.

You can discover a great deal about yourself through this adventure, but only if the experience is of extremely high quality and professionally organized, which is a part of our specialty.

See the itinerary for day-by-day details.

General trekking information and recommended mountain clothing

    • Waterproof Jacket and over trousers
    • Warm, windproof jacket with hood
    • Walking trousers, shirts and pullover
    • Warm underwear
    • Walking socks
    • Good comfortable walking heavy boots
    • Training shoes (for evening)
    • Gaiters, sun hat, warm hat or balaclava
    • Scarf, gloves, sun glasses
    • Sleeping bag
    • You can hire some of the equipment available at a reasonable cost

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic walk up to the summit of Mt. Kenya
  • Beautiful peaks and stunning scenery

Detailed Itinerary

Transfer from Nairobi at 09:00 hrs to Nanyuki town. Visit the Mau Mau caves to learn about Kenya freedom fighters. Dinner and overnight at Simbas Lodge.

After Breakfast drive to Sirimon Park gate and trek for 3 – 4 hours to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier) through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks: 9kms

This is about a 6 – 8 hour hike crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shiptons camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. 13kms

Sunrise Mt Kenya The most rewarding scenery This hike is about 4 and half hours hike through some of the most spectacular sceneries like Gorges valley the Halls Tarns and the Lake Elies at a far distance. Overnight at Mintos Campsite.

This hike is anywhere between 4 – 6 hours. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat — top Kilingo hill table. 18kms

About 6 – 8 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife and Columbus monkeys. Transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.32kms or walk half way to take 4×4

What's Included

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Return transfer Nairobi – Nanyuki/Chogoria – Nairobi
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodation in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation at Nanyuki hotel on B/B
  • Two Man tent
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Services of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • 4×4 transport on Chogoria route
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Treated water on the trek

What's Not Included

  • All personal travel insurances
  • All personal expenses including; telephones, tips, alcoholic drinks, laundry, etc.
  • International and Domestic flights
  • All Airport Taxes and Visas
  • Accommodation in Nairobi before and after the trek (but can be arranged on request)
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing: Sirimon – Chogoria Route