6 Days Mount Kenya climbing, Sirimon route Mount Kenya down Chogoria route

6 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route  – A great challenge and adventurous trek option. A combination of the two of Mount Kenya’s most challenging and scenic routes, from the lush green forests and U-shaped valleys of Sirimon to the unique features of the temple, mushroom rocks, and the Gorge Valleys on the Chogoria approach side. There are several contrasts in micro-climatic conditions, the Chogoria route being wetter and moister than the Sirimon route. Itinerary accommodations are in huts and camping,
Distance: 90 km | Difficulty: Moderate I Start and end Nairobi. (Trekking period may be extended to 6, 7, or 8 days circuit at extra costs)

6 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route – Itinerary

Day 1. Transfer from JKIA or Nairobi Hotel – Nanyuki

Day 2. Nanyuki/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent – Overnight Judmier Camp

Day 3. Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent – Overnight Shipton Camp

Day 4. Spend the day acclimatizing– Overnight Shipton Camp

Day 5. Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent – Overnight Mount Meru Bandas

Day 6. Chogoria Bandas 2hrs, 15km descend Chogoria, transfer Nairobi

6 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route

This climbing adventure is suitable for – well-acclimatized energetic mountain hikers,

Safari Departures: Departs with a Minimum of 1 person,

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Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki

Transfer from JKIA or your Nairobi Hotel to Nanyuki town hotel which is the base of Mount Kenya trek,  arriving for lunch, dinner, and overnight. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 2: Nanyuki /Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nanyuki at 8 am, proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through 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

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Day 3: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 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

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Day 4: Spend the day acclimatizing - Asipton Camp

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.

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Day 5: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent

Leave at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30 am, 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

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Day 6: Chogoria Bandas 2hrs, 15km descend Chogoria, transfer Nairobi

Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, B, and L

1 Person – US$ 1,150 per person
2 Persons booked together – US$ 980 per person
3 Persons booked together or more persons – US$ 945 per person

Price Includes:
• Guaranteed price/guaranteed trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Accommodation in Nayuki hotel on Day 1
• Accommodations in Camps/Huts whilst on Trek as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Services of an English speaking professional guide, porters, and skilled cook
• Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
• Treated water on the trek
• Government Taxes, and local levies

• Starts, and finishes Nairobi

Price Excludes:
• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/drinks
• International flights, visa fees
• Personal clothing and climbing gears
• Personal Travel Insurance
• Laundry, drinks, and tipping
• Extra activities offered at lodges or en route
• Any items of personal nature.
• Tips and gratuities for guides and porter

• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

6 Days Mount Kenya climbing Sirimon route
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