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Sirimon Route Up – Out Chogoria with Peak Circuit

5 Days

The Sirimon and Chogoria route Combination is arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk down beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular. Accommodation During this Trek is in Bandas. But Camping option is still available upon request

Overview

The Sirimon and Chogoria route Combination is arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk down beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular. Accommodation During this Trek is in Bandas. But Camping option is still available upon request

Itinerary

Depart from Nairobi at 0630hrs, driving through agricultural country of the Central highlands. Arrive in Nanyuki for a brief stop and later proceed and Link up with the Guide and Porters at 10.00am, by the Sirimon Gate. Check in and start hiking through the rain forest to Old Moses Camp at 3300m. Picnic Lunch will be served at some point along the way. If you are Lucky you will see big Game Like The buffalo, Elephant, water bucks and other Game, The distance is 9kms and it takes 3hrs. While at the Old Moses camp at 1600hrs you may take a short 1 hr walk just to acclimatize. Diner and overnight at the Old Moses Bandas
3 hrs walking time.
Meals: Lunch and Diner
Accommodation: Old Moses Bandas {Inside the Park}

After breakfast we start the relatively easy hike of the moorland vegetation on the track crossing Ontulilli River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valleys. Walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders valleys arriving to Shipton's Camp at 4200m. Lunch is served on the way. This is a relatively long Day, the distance to Shipton’s Camp from 0ld Moses camp is 16kms and it takes 6 hours.
Shipton’s Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier with amazing views of the Northern side of the Mountain.
Dinner and overnight at the Shipton’s Bandas
6 hrs walking time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
Accommodation: Shipton’s Bandas {Inside the Park}

Breakfast is served at 0800am and later at 0900am start the peak circuit, from Shipton’s camp the trail leads to kami Camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing southwest the trails climbs up to the ridge 4600 mts above sea level, Hike through the Scree before reaching Hausberg col at 4590m. We will later descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will be able to see Mackinders Teleki Lodge, Two Tarn, Nanyuki Tarn and American Camp. We proceed to Austrian camp thus we shall have seen Point Peter, Daton and other Beautiful Scenes. Picnic Lunch will be served on the way.
Diner and overnight at the Austrian Hut. 4,790m
6 hrs walking time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
Accommodation: Austrian Hut {Inside the Park}

The highlight of our trip! At 0430hrs, wake up and have tea & biscuits. Start the attempt of the summit peak (Point Lenana, alt 4985 meters), take photos. Sunrise, it’s possible to see Mt Kilimanjaro Kibo and Mawenzi peaks from the Summit of Pt. Lenana if the weather is clear especially at dawn, and the views are spectacular. Descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast, After breakfast descend to Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas as you see Lake Ellis, Mugi hills, Vivien Falls and the Giant Billiards table at a distance. Picnic Lunch at the road head and you arrive at the Bandas camp Site for the Final Night, dinner and overnight at the Bandas
8 /10hrs walking time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
Accommodation: Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas {Inside the Park}

After breakfast descend for a 10kms walk through the bamboo forest, you are picked up by Private transport to Chogoria , Later from Chogoria you bid farewell to the porters and drive to Nairobi or other destination, if you are coming to Nairobi, we drive through agricultural country to reach Nairobi at 3pm .
End of Safari

The Trip Cost Includes

  • • 5 Days on the Mountain Service
  • • All transportation to/from the mountain
  • • All Park fees, Government Taxes and Levis
  • • All food while on the Mountain.
  • • Bandas accommodation on the mountain
  • • Camping Gear (Tents/ and Sleeping Mats)
  • • English speaking / Guide / guiding services
  • • Porter support for the climb.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • Personal clothing and equipment ie Sleeping Bags
  • • Clients Lunch on the Last Day
  • • Tips and gratuities for guides and porter
  • • Accommodation before and after trek

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Sirimon Route Up – Out Chogoria with Peak Circuit