7 Days Sirimon- Chogoria Route (Mount Kenya Climbing)

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Overview

This 7 Day Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure allows you to ascend to Point Lenana, the third highest peak on the Mountain at (4985m). This tour is offered via the Sirimon – Chogoria Route as is one of the least challenging, and does not require technical equipment or climbing experience. For this reason, it is one of the most popular routes on the Mountain.

This trek takes you up through the tropical rainforest at the base of the mountain where Buffalo and Elephant still roam before passing through a bamboo forest. As you gain height the vegetation changes to heathers and Lobelias that seem like alien life forms. Towards the top you encounter glaciers and the only plants are moss and lichen.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi - Naromoru River Lodge

On the first morning of your Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure you will be collected from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and driven to your safari accommodation at the base of Mount Kenya where you will spend the night to acclamatize. In the afternoon you will meet the guides and have a full briefing before sorting out the mountain equipment for the trek. (Dinner Included)

Day 2
Naromoru River Lodge- Judmaier Camp

After breakfast depart from the lodge and be driven to Mt. Kenya National Park through the north face route to the Sirimon Park Gate where you will sign in and start a 3hr hike through the equatorial forest to the first camp at 3,300m where you will spend the night. A Packed lunch is served on route. This is an easy trek in the afternoon to help you acclimatize to the altitude. Kenya safari accommodation for the night is in high altitude mountain tents. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 3
Judmaier Camp -Liki North Camp

Today after breakfast you will continue your Kenya adventure, trekking up the Sirimon Route through the Likii North Valley. This scenic valley is situated below the minor peaks Teleki and Sendeyo, two smaller side vents on this ancient volcano. The hike takes you through a bamboo forest to Rosewood trees and then onto heather and moorland reminiscent of the Scottish highlands. Spend the night in a high altitude tent in the Liki North Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 4
Liki North Camp -Shiptons Camp

fter breakfast trek out of the North Valley and into the Mackinder’s Valley which is one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Your Kenya safari accommodation for the night is situated at the head of the Mackinder Valley just below the main peaks Batian and Nelion (4,300m). Overnight is spent at Shiptons Camp in high altitude tents. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 5
Shiptons Camp -Mintos Camp

Today you will have a very early start, around 3 am to continue the alpine ascent to Mount Kenya’s third highest peak Point Lenana at (4985m) by the north face. This is done so that you arrive at the summit around sunrise for a clear view. Then begin your descent down the Eastern side of the mountain to Mintos Camp where you will savour breakfast and have a well deserved rest. In the afternoon have walk down to Vivian Falls, Lake Michealson and enjoy great views of the Gorges Valley before heading back to your Kenya safari accommodation for the night (4300m). (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 6
Mintos Camp -Meru Bandas

In the morning after breakfast continue your descent through the alpine moorland which has many strange alien looking plants like giant Lobelia, giant groundsel species and many species of wildflowers. The walking time today is between 5 – 6 hours and you will camp at the Meru Bandas. During the day you will descend 1000 meters to 3300m. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 7
Meru Bandas - Nairobi

On the final day of your Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure after breakfast you will be fetched in a vehicle and driven through the equatorial forest to the town of Chogoria where you will transfer to another vehicle and be driven to Nairobi where your package ends. Please advise our consultants should you need accommodation in Nairobi. (Breakfast Included)

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary
  • All meet and greet services

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and related costs
  • Personal Border Taxes
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights and arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary

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7 Days Sirimon- Chogoria Route (Mount Kenya Climbing)
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