5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon out Chogoria Route

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5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon out Chogoria Route

Climbing Mt. Kenya, Africa second Highest peak, Climbing Mount kenya, route Sirimon out chogoria route, point Lenana, Batian & Nelion

 

5 DAYS SIRIMON-DOWN CHOGORIA
Departs daily
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 52 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish: Nairobi
 
Summary
Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking.
 
Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain 
Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp)
3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
 
 
 
 
Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp
6-7hrs, 17km, 900m ascent
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 from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D 
 
Day 3: Shipton Camp - acclimatisation day
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight, B,L,D. 
 
Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate)
11-12 hrs, 32km, 785m ascent
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight, B, L, D 
 
Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi
After your breakfast, walk for 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm B,L
 
Trip cost: US$ 800 per person sharing 
 
Included in the price:
-We guarantee price and trek on confirmation
-Transfer to and from Nairobi
-Full board accommodation on the trek.
-Meals as described - B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-4 nights on Mount Kenya in huts
-Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mountain guide with several years of successful climb.
-Service of porters and skilled cook on the mountain
-Success rate of over 90%
-Treated water on the trek
-Mount Kenya Climb certificate for successful trekkers
-The tour to start and finish Nairobi
 
Excluded:
-Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before and after the trek and climbing gears
-International flights
-Visas to Kenya
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

 

 

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