Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria – Sirimon 7 days
About Mt Kenya the Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.
The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.
Accommodation on this hike is 2 nights in mountain huts and 2 nights
camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the
we pick you from the Airport to the Hotel in Nairobi.
Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 650m ascent.
Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to
Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take the drive up to the edge of the
bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a
distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya Bandas.
Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Camping.
Mt Kenya Comping – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 3hrs, 9km, 700m ascent.
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and
easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi,
Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road
head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly
beautiful. Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it’s time to cut up the left
hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the
more “touristy” areas.
Lake Ellis – Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) 4 hrs, 12km, 600m ascent.
Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the
mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal
Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath taking views over the Gorges
Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is
served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the
Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest. Afternoon is spent relaxing at
camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt
when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying.
An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day.
Minto`s – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- Old Moses camp. 11-12 hrs, 785 ascent, 1,685
descent, 24km, Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise.Descend to Shipton camp for breakfast.
After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses
camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating
scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp
Old Moses camp – Nairobi- 2 hrs.
After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to
catch a vehicle for transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon, hotel and dinner.
We take you to the Airport or to your destinations point
Mount Kenya rates 2016-2017
Prices are per person in US Dollars and based on group size.
1 passenger (Pax)………..US$ 1050
2 Pax……………………..US$ 900
3 or more Pax………..…..US$ 850
Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya (private)
All Park fees.
All food while on the Mountain. (3 meals per day)
Accommodation in mountain camping gears.
All guiding services they speak well English.
Porter support for the climb.
All hotels while in the in Nairobi
Personal clothing and equipment
Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 – 15% of
Beverages while not on the mountain
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