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7-day Mount Kenya Trekking through the Sirimon Chogoria route

Climb to the top of Mount Kenya via the Sirimon Chogoria route with this gradual 7-day ascent trek, along experienced guides from the Claudious Tours and Safaris team. Reach the top of the second highest peak in Africa!

Duration7 days
Offer period
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Summit the second highest mountain in Africa!

  • Get a gradual acclimatization to altitude with this 7-day ascent

  • Enjoy unique views over wild landscapes and mountains


Join me on this 7-day Mount Kenya summit circuit trek, with a gradual and paced ascent to the top of the mountain via the Sirimon route, and a quick descent through the Chogoria route.

Mount Kenya is Kenya’s highest peak and Africa’s second highest mountain, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Erosion and time have reduced the peak from 6500m to 5199 on the highest point today. This extinct volcano, dating back 2.5 million years old, is located about 200 kilometers north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, in the Mount Kenya National Park.

This Sirimon Chogoria route itinerary follows a gentle ascent trail up to Mount Kenya. This 7-day program was designed to provide an effective  acclimatization to altitude, by adding extra but shorter hiking days to the itinerary.

This program splits the distance to the base of the peaks of Mount Kenya into three sections, instead of the usual two. This allows you to complete the summit circuit at ease, following the anticlockwise directions.

The trek will take us around the mountain passing Hausberg col (4,600m) and enjoying spectacular views of the rocky peakss, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak.  On the sixth day, an early morning hike will take us to Point Lenana (4,985m), the hikers’ summit, then we will quickly descend via the Chogoria trail. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

Bear in mind you need a decent level of fitness to enjoy this trek, you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 hours a days. This program offers an excellent gradual acclimatization to altitude, following an easy pace and avoiding headaches and symtpoms of mountain sickness.

An extra day at Shipton’s Camp is the key to take all the pressure off the itinerary, allowing you to enjoy this great trek around Mount Kenya.

So if you want to join us on this 7-day Moun Kenya ascent, just contact us! Book your trip and come experience an unforgettable mountain trek.  

We also offer a 5-day and a 6-day Mount Kenya trek via the Sirimon Chogoria route.

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Meeting point





Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki

You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel or on arrival at the Airport by our representative and after the safari briefing drive north past Nanyuki town to Mt. Kenya Sirimon Park Gate where the hiking start. You will have a brief stopover in Nanyuki for shopping and lunch and pick your porters and guides. You will hike to Old Moses (3300m). Meals and overnight: Old Moses Hut/Camp (FB)

Day 2: Ascend To Shiptons Camp (4,200m) Via Mackinder’s To Shiptons Camp After an early breakfast yo

After an early breakfast you will ascend to Shiptons Camp (4,200m) via Mackinder’s Valley with picnic lunch en-route arriving Shiptons Camp late afternoon. Meals and overnight: Shiptons Huts/ Camp (FB)

Day 3: Shiptons Camp to Mackinder’s camp

After breakfast we will hike around the peak through Hausberg valley to Two Turns Huts via western terminal to Mackinder’s camp in Tereki Valley where you will have lunch and time at leisure. You can also decide to camp at American camp at the base of point John. Meals and overnight: Mackinder’s camp or American camp

Day 4: You will have a leisurely breakfast and later on hike up to Austrian Hut (4,750m)

You will have lunch at Austrian Hut and later enjoy the sceneries from the top hut as you explore the surrounding. Meals and overnight: Austrian Hut/ Camp (FB)

Day 5: An early attempt climbs to point Lenana (4,985m).

On clear day you will be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro on the south. After the summit, you will trek down the Gorges Valley to Mintos hut ((4,300m).) for a full breakfast and rest. Latter in the afternoon after lunch, you will explore the Gorges valley as well as Halls tarn Weather permitting. Meals overnight: Mintos Camp (FB)

Day 6: Descend To Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (2,800m)

Soon after breakfast you further descend to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (2,800m) via Vivian Fall and Nithi Fall with en-route lunch at Road Head. There is a bar and here you will have a beer with your porters and guide. It’s a cerebration time having conquered the mountain. Meals and overnight: Meru Mt.

Day 7: Kenya Bandas/Camp (FB) to Chogoria town for a lunch

You will have a leisure taken breakfast and later you hike down through Chogoria forest and meet with your 4×4 pickup vehicle halfway for a drive to Chogoria town for a lunch. After lunch you will be drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon for a drop off at the airport or at your pick up point

About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 774 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Personal porters

• Clean, drinkable water during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price includes: . Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary • All park entrance fees to include government taxes • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook • Start and finish Nairobi • Treated water on the trek. • On completion, successful climb Certificate // The price does not include: • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears • International flights • Visas to Kenya • Items of personal nature • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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