Climbing mount Kenya through Chogoria is a hike safari combo with breathtaking sites like the gorges, loud and splashing Nithi falls, clean and sparkly rivers and springs, the Mugi hills perfect for bird watching and the magnificent lake Michaelson with the Temple above it. and The Chogoria route is less crowded hence perfect for couples and loners. The Sirimon route used for descending is not only easy and relaxing but has the perfect view of the giant groundsels and lobelia.
NOTE: though hiking mount Kenya in 4 days is possible, we highly recommend adding another day. The second day is very demanding and tedious as we climb up to Minto’s camp. There is an option of spending an extra day at Minto’s relaxing and enjoying the view or better still spending the night at Nithi Camp that is halfway to Minto’s. A short walk to Nithi Falls or climb Mugi hill for better acclimatization is advised.
Mt Kenya Chogoria Sirimon Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 10km 950m ascent.
A drive from Nairobi to Chogoria town for lunch after which we take a 4*4 vehicle to drive up where we start our hike via the bamboo forest. The vehicle helps in cutting most of the lower ground. We walk for 3 hours to the mount Kenya Bandas for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Mt Kenya Bandas – Mintos campsite (4,200m) 8-9 hrs. distance 17km, 1,400 ascent.
The day starts early after breakfast in order to make it to the Mintos camp before its dark yet not sacrificing the magical sceneries the Chogoria route is famous for; the Giant billiards table, Mugi hills, the Gorges Valley and the view of the picks ahead and the vast plains below. A picnic lunch and occasional stop overs to drink and refill the water bottles. Dinner and an overnight stay at the Minto’s campsite.
Day 3: Mintos – Pt. Lenana (4,985m) – Old Moses Camp (3,300m) 11-12 hrs. 785m ascent, 24km, 1,685m descent
This is a busy day that starts at three am in order to enjoy sunrise at the peak of point Lenana. After that rewarding experience at the summit, we descend to the Shipton’s camp for breakfast and continue further to judmier camp where we spend the night. Descending via Sirimon route is gradual and exciting as you enjoy the Flora and Fauna through the Mackinder’s valley. We spend 11-12 hours walking
Day 4: Old Moses Camp – Nairobi, hiking time (2-3 hrs)
After the much needed rest and breakfast in the morning, descend to the Sirimon Park gate for about 2-3 hours to catch a vehicle for a drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.
The package includes;
Private transportation to/from the mountain
All Park fees.
Meals while on the Mountain.
Accommodation on the mountain huts/ camps
All guiding and porter services
The Package Excludes;
Personal clothing and equipment
Tips and gratuities for guides and porters
Beverages off the mountain
trekking charges for Mt Kenya Chogoria Sirimon 4 Days Upon Request