5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon / Chogoria Route

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. The main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m.

Day 1 : Nairobi- Nanyuki

After breakfast leave Nairobi accompanied by our mountain guide arriving at Nanyuki in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in Nanyuki acclimatizing and walking along the Mount Kenya region visiting the Mau Mau caves, where the freedom fighters use to hide during the 2nd world war. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Nanyuki.

Day 2 :Nanyuki- Old Moses camp

After breakfast, drive to the sirimon park gate and begin your 5 hours hike to Old Moses Camp, 3,330m above sea level for meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 3: Old Moses Camp- Shipton Camp

After breakfast, hike from Old Moses camp via Mackinder’s Valley to Shipton Hut (4,200m). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Shipton Point – Lenana - Mintos Hut - Chogoria Bandas

Wake up very early in the morning around 2.30am ready to hike to point Lenana (4,985m). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. After point Lenana, descend to Mintos (4,250m) for breakfast then proceed to Road-head for lunch and then to chogoria Bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas - Nairobi

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria gate thssen to Chogoria town for lunch and transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya. NB:Please NOTE that the last 32km stretch from Chogoria Bandas to the Park gate can be walked half way and half , there is a Jeep whose cost can be shared between the available clients. This is optional and can be arranged by the guide {the cost is not included in the package}.