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6-day Chogoria traverse to the summit of Mount Kenya and Point Lenana

6-day Chogoria traverse to the summit of Mount Kenya and Point Lenana | undefined

Join one of the certified guides at Sirikwa Travel and climb up Mount Kenya via the Chogoria traverse on a thrilling 5-day adventure starting from Nairobi!

6 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Catch sight of the stunning African sunrise from Point Lenana.

* Climb up Mount Kenya via the Chogoria Traverse.

* Enjoy a thrilling mountaineering adventure in Kenya.

Description

Would you like to discover the stunning Chogoria traverse on Mount Kenya? Then join me on this 6-day program starting from Nairobi!

At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. This stunning giant is famous for its breathtaking vegetation and wildlife. The highest peaks on Mount Kenya are Batian (5,199m), Nelion (5,188m) and Point Lenana (4,985m). On this adventure, we will climb to the top of Lenana via the Chogoria route, considered to be one of the most beautiful to the top of Mount Kenya.

We will set off from Nairobi and drive to Nanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch, we will enjoy a relaxing afternoon and then drive to the Sirimon Park Gate on the next day where our trekking adventure will begin. Every day, we will cover a stretch of the route and enjoy the awe-inspiring flora and fauna that we find on the way. In the evenings, we will stay in mountain huts and campsites. One of the highlights of our trek will be watching the sunrise from the Point Lenana summit. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Please keep in mind that this is a demanding trek. Therefore, it is important that you have a good fitness level and prior mountaineering experience. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!

So, are you ready to tackle the Chogoria traverse in Mount Kenya? Then book your place now and get ready for an adventure you will never forget!

We also offer an easier, shorter 5-day Sirimon Traverse to Lenana, check it out!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Clean drinkable water

Price details

Included in the price:•

-Airport pick up and drop off

-Hotel Accommodation before and after trek on bnb basis

-Transfer to and from the base of the mountain•

-Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.•

-All park entrance fees and government taxes•

-Services of a professional mountain guide, porters and skilled cook•

-Drinking water

Excluded:•

Tips, laundry, sleeping bags • climbing gears• Items of personal nature•


Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Nanyuki

(optional)

We will set off from Nairobi mid morning and drive for 3 hours to Nanyuki. We will have lunch at the Ibis Hotel where we will sort equipment and spend the night.

Day 2: Nanyuki-Old Moses

we will drive to the Sirimon Park Gate (2600m) and begin our trek. We will go through forests, bamboo and giant heather zones until we reach the high altitude moorland and the Old Moses Mountain Hut/Campsite (3300m) where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Old Moses- Shipton Camp

We will follow a route that crosses the Ontulili river and further on crosses the Likii River before going up to Mackinders valley and finally, Shipton Camp below the towering peaks and glacier.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day

We will acclimatize at Shipton and enjoy short treks to Oblong and Hausberg Tarn before lunch.

Day 5: Shipton Camp to Mount Kenya Bandas

We will set off early, at 3am and hike up a steep scree slope and glacier 3-4 hours until we reach point Lenana (4985m) to catch site of the sunrise. Then, we will descend to Minto’s hut for breakfast. After resting a while, we will descend down a gorgeous valley with sights of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom Rocks and Giant Billiards table before reaching the Bandas where we can enjoy a log fire, hot shower and bed.

Day 6: Mount Kenya Bandas- Nairobi

After breakfast you will hike down a bamboo forest where a vehicle will meet you to transfer you to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi or proceed to join a Safari.

 

About the guide

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Sirikwa

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Tour Operator

We offer our clients the most memorable adventures in Tanzania. We take our clients on the most amazing tours on our beautiful country, which we know inside out, like Mount Kilimanjaro, Beach Trips, Wildlife Safaris or Cultural Trips.

We have a team of excellent, professionally certified mountain guides. They have all climbed Mount Kilimanjaro more than a hundred times, through different routes. They also have a deep knowledge of the country’s national parks and about the animal kingdom. Each of our guides is a specialist in a specific area, like ecology and animal behavior.

We look forward to taking you on an unforgettable adventure!

Languages

English

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What people are saying about this trip

Bert

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You did not give a detailed packing list for this trekking. it would be nice if you already to give the option to stay in the Austrian Hut (we did) . The daily description could be better. The first day we walked 5 km and the last day 9km. The other days we walked 7-8 hours


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