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Climbing Mount Kenya via the Sirimon-Chogoria route, 6 days

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Join a certified mountain leader for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and make the 6-day trek up one of the minor summits of Mount Kenya via the Sirimon-Chogoria route. Enjoy stunning scenery and watch the sunrise from one of the highest points in Africa.

East African Mountains

6 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mount Kenya National Park.

* Get the unique opportunity to cross the equator.

* Summit the second highest mountain in Africa.

Description

Composed of numerous mountain peaks, each of which is roughly 5,000 meters in elevation, Mount Kenya is the tallest mountain in the country and second highest in Africa.

Heading up to to the top of this imposing igneous behemoth makes for an intense and incredibly rewarding challenge.

Over the course of our 6 days together, we will head up to one of the minor summits, Point Lenana (4,985 meters), enjoying spectacular views of the country's diverse scenery as we go.

Starting from the international airport in Nairobi, we will head north, crossing the equator, before reaching the national park and beginning the trek.

Over the course of the next five days, we will head past the Ontulili river, climb up over mountain ridges and enjoy phenomenal views of the valley below.

We will also hike up to the mountain's glacier and through fields of snow, which is quite a surreal feeling so close to the equator. Each day of the trip, we will also have the chance to see some of the local wildlife, including rock hyrax and sun birds.

The climax of the trip will be summit day. Getting a pre-dawn start, we will reach Point Lenana for the sunrise and get a truly sublime experience. From the top, we should be able to see all the way to Kilimanjaro and get plenty of spectacular views of out surroundings.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 6-day hiking trek up to the top of Point Lenana on the magnificent Mount Kenya!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 5-day variation of this trip up the Naro Moru route!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

Price details

Please note this price is for the low season.


Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Old Moses camp (3,300 m)

After meeting up at the international airport in Nairobi, we will drive to Nanyuki town, crossing the equator en route to Sirimon Park gate. From here, we will spend 3 to 4 hours trekking to our first camp, Old Moses camp.

Day 2: Old Moses camp to Shipton camp (4,200 m)

Starting first thing in the morning, we will hike for about 7 hours, up through the Mackinders Valley via the Liki North Ridge before arriving at Shipton camp.

Day 3: Acclimatization

We will enjoy several short walks or day hikes based out of Shipton camp, possibly summiting nearby Oblong mountain.

Day 4: Shipton camp to Mackinders camp (4,300 m)

We will start the day by hiking up to the north face of Batian, before continuing to the southwest and climbing up a series of switchbacks in the snow. Once we reach the Hausberg col, we will descend into the upper Hausberg valley before ascending a ridge and following a series of ledges to Mackinders camp.

Day 5: Summit day

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will climb up to Lenana Point at the summit in order to see the sunrise. From here, we will hike back down to Bandanas.

Day 6: Return to Nairobi

After breakfast, we will descend to Chogoria town and transfer to Nairobi.

 

Details

More info

Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Equipment you will need to bring

Hiking boots


About the guide

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Claudious

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Tour Operator

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.

Languages

Japanese | French | English | Chinese

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What people are saying about Claudious

Randy

4.00

The Climbing Guides and service in both Kenya and Tanzania were super (5+ stars) Kenya Shem, Joxhu, Joseph & Agustin super and thanks. For Kilimanjaro, Deus and Goodlucky were fantastic. However Claudios needs to update the schedule (Lake Nakuru day 7 was canceled) and make available lunches (they were missing on 3 days to and from Nairobi) and make clear when travel will be alone. Finally the Nairobi service agent pushes additional add on Nairobi packages. These are of poor value and should be avoided. These additional package coverage was misleading and I should have avoided completely. This was a Nairobi issue only. Everyone else was above board and super to work with. in summary, the climbs are great and highly recommended. Note the published schedule is not exact and deal with the Nairobi service agent with caution. (Don't take the additional offerings.) Overall it was a very good experience where I met with many great people. Thanks to all.

Matthew

5.00

Super fun!

Gracie

5.00

I had a successful hiking trip with Shem as my chief guide! We were successful in summiting Mt Kenya and came back down via the Chogoria route well! The team worked really well together and communication was professional as well as clear/transparent. I appreciated that every single person in the crew were up to task, responsible, and respectful. Shem, my guide, was very friendly and accomodating to my questions, needs and requests. He was also very kind and encouraging, i.e. encouraging me to walk on my own pace and take breaks while going up and down the mountains and valleys. The team also consisted of a cook, Augustine, and two porters - Joshua and Julius. They all seem to be working as a team really well. Augustine would check on how I feel each day (e.g. stomach and gut health) and he is such a good cook! Joshua and Julius are both quiet, strong and helpful porters. Despite the heavy loads on their backs, they would always have no problem getting to every destination on time (waaaaay earlier than me!). I had a great and memorable time in Mt Kenya. We started off the trek on the last day of 2023 and it was so special welcoming the new year above the clouds! I highly recommend for adventurers out there who are looking for the perfect team to enjoy Mt Kenya with to reach out to these guys! Ask for Shem as the guide -- guarantee that he won't disappoint! 😊

Mattias

5.00

Edmond and team from Claudious Tours Safari put in a lot of effort and dedication to make this expedited 5-day ascent of Mount Stanley a success! Amazing experience in breathtaking environment with fantastic views and wildlife sightings from rainforest up to alpine conditions.

Bella

5.00

My partner and I had a fantastic experience hiking the Chogoria to Sirimon Mt Kenya route. The full team (Shem the guide, the chef (Gustin) and the Porters (Joshua, Peter, Jackson and Gilbert) were excellent and thoroughly looked after us. We were never hungry and the food was excellent and kept our energy levels up. When we were a little poorly they looked after us. Shem the guide always made sure we were OK, and was great at excellent the plants and sharing information about the surroundings. Would highly recommend this team.


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