SVAKC 003: 6 Days Sirimon – Chogoria Route

Sirimon Chogoria Route
Day 01

Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am and drive to Mountain Rock Hotel in Nanyuki for lunch. The afternoon can be used for an optional visit to the Sweet Waters game reserve or to the cave hideouts that the Mau Mau freedom fighters used during Kenya’s struggle for independence.

Day 02

After breakfast at 8.30 am, transfer to the Sirimon park gate (2660m) the base of your Mt. Kenya trail. Here you meet with guides / porters and start your climb at 10 am. A 3 hours walk with lunch on the way, takes you to Old Moses Camp (3300m ) on the edge of the mountainous forest where you will spent the night.

Day 03

Today you leave the camp at 8.30 am and continue your hike through the moorland characterized by many varieties of Senecios and Lobelia to Shiptons Camp (4200 m) . Lunch will be taken on the way. The 14 km hike takes about 6 hours. Overnight will be at the Shiptons Camp just below the 3 majestic peaks – Batian, Nelion and Lenana.

Day 04

Your climb takes you round the peaks of Nelion and Batian via Hausberg and Nanyuki Tarn. Two screeds up to 4600m will have to be passed before you reach Two Tarn Hut where you will break for lunch. After lunch your journey continues down to Teleki Hut at 4200m in the Teleki Valley where you spent your night in preparation for the ascend to Mt.Kenya’ third highest peak.

Day 05

After an early morning breakfast at 4.00 am, the path leads via a steep screed to the Austrian Hut at 4790m. Here there will be a short break before the final summit challenge to point Lenana (4895m) via Lewis Glacier. You will descend on the northern side via Simba Cole to the Mintos Hut (4200m) for lunch. The descend continues down the northeastern slopes towards Chogoria passing on the ridge of the Gorge valley and overlooking Lake Michaelson. Your final night of your Mt. Kenya adventure will be spent at 3300m in a fly camp at the road head.

Day 06

After breakfast, you descend to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas at 3000m where 4×4 vehicles will be waiting to drive you through a dense bamboo forest on slippery roads to Chogoria. Here you will meet your driver, have Lunch before biding the crew farewell and proceeding to Nairobi or your next destination.

Minimum rate per person USD 660. For an additional night you pay USD 110.