6 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 depart from Nairobi at 09:00hrs and proceed towards the cool slopes of Mt. Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at your hotel in Nanyuki in time for Lunch. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery around dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 2: Nanyuiki-Old Moses Camp

After breakfast have a transfer to Sirimon park gate start your 5 hours hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), (5 to 6 hrs hike) where you pass through a tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. All meals and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 3: Old Moses-Shiptons Camp

After breakfast hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 6 hrs hike) the walk takes you near to the summit. Shipton's camp has an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak facing it which provides a very beautiful scenery dinner and overnight at the shiptons camp.

DAY 4: Shiptons-Point Lenana-Mintos Hut

Wake up early at 2.30 am have an attempt on Point Lenana (4985m) A pre-dawn attempt on point Lenana gives you enough time to reach the summit when the sun is rising and in clear weather which gives you a clear scenery. Later descend to Mintos hut for overnight.

DAY 5: Mintos Hut-Chogoria Bandas

Descend leisurely to Chogoria park gate (3020m) for overnight. This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat top Kilingo hill table.

DAY 6: Chogoria Bandas-Nairobi

After breakfast descend leisurely to Chogoria town for transfer back to Nairobi. The Chogoria gate to Chogoria town is about 3 - 4 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife such as, white-tailed mongoose, elephant, black rhino, Columbus monkeys, Suni, duiker.