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

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.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

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!

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Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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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.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Hiking boots


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 980 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal porters

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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• Please note this price is for the low season.


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