7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek

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7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek is a creative climb which is one of the most popular African trekking tours. 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests.  7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek combines the two most scenic routes to the peak of Mount Kenya, the Sirimon and Chogoria, offers a unique experience. The 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek trek has a great variety of scenery and becomes through this a spectacular route. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route trips is designed so well to suit all types of budgets and mode of travel as Solo, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route starts with a gradual Paced ascent’ up Sirimon route, ‘summit circuit trek’ before summit & ‘quick descent’ down Chogoria route. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route itinerary uses the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provide extremely effective acclimatization by having extra but shorter walking days during the trek.

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    All about the 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek.

    7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek is a creative climb which is one of the most popular African trekking tours. 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. 7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests.

    7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing Sirimon Chogoria route trips is designed so well to suit all types of budgets and mode of travel as Solo, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing Sirimon Chogoria route starts with a gradual Paced ascent’ up Sirimon route, ‘summit circuit trek’ before summit & ‘quick descent’ down Chogoria route. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route itinerary uses the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provide extremely effective acclimatization by having extra but shorter walking days during the trek.

    This route – Sirimon-Chogoria – uses the gentlest ascent track on the mountain with additional acclimatisation day included at 4,200m – it’s also one of the most scenic. Passing up through montane forest, bamboo and heather zones to glaciers, then down past spectacular chasms, jagged peaks and the glaciated “U” shaped valleys and waterfalls and lush rain forest.

    Challenge yourself to climb Mount Kenya and experience the exhilaration of trekking the second highest mountain in Africa. Mount Kenya (pt. Lenana) stands at 4,985 meters and is an amazing 6-day trek in some of the most beautiful scenery Kenya has to offer. On your final summit day, an early start sees you on the summit circuit path, which is arguably the finest walking trail in all of East Africa. Experience stunning views, tarns, glaciers, ice-carved rock formations, and precipitous valleys, before ideally reaching Point. Lenana to see a spectacular African sunrise.

    Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain, but whilst Kilimanjaro beats it on altitude Mount Kenya is unarguably the more enjoyable mountain to climb, with stunning views, glacial features and varied flora. There are half a dozen alternative routes on the mountain, each joining at the trekkers peak at Point Lennana (4985m). The Sirimon – Chogoria route may not be the fastest way up and down the mountain but it undoubtedly offers up the mountain’s best features. Sirimon is the most popular ascent with fantastic glacial scenery and a nice steady rate of ascent. Chogoria is the favoured descent for those who can afford the extra time on the mountain, with dramatic gorges, waterfalls and mountain tarns. Due to the prevalence of altitude sickness on the mountain we include an extra day’s acclimatization the day before summiting.

    Whilst the undoubted highlight of this trek is summiting dramatic Point Lennana just in time for sun-rise, both the ascent and descent offer fantastic trekking and scenery. Mackinder’s Valley on the ascent is a striking U-shaped valley that gently snakes up to the craggy peak and is covered in bizarre giant plants unique to this Afro Alpine environment. Shipton’s Camp nestled under the twin peaks has an incredible location and the extra day spent here for acclimatization offers the opportunity to hike part of the summit circuit up to the Hausberg Col and two tarns. On the descent, the trail passes along the ridge of the incredible dramatic Gorges Valley. The last night is spent in mountain cabins deep in the forest with elephant and buffalo often spotted roaming through the camp.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Private transport from Naro Moru to the trek start point (Mt Kenya National Park gate)
    • Park fees, camping fees and park rescue fees
    • Park certified guides (ratio of 1:4)
    • Porters and cooks, plus equipment for them (porters carry your main bag)
    • All group camping equipment including tents
    • All meals on the mountain – fresh food, 3 meals per day with hot drinks
    • Bottled water when on the mountain (we use mountain water during the trek)
    • 4×4 transport from Meru Banda’s to Chogoria town on the descent
    • Guide and porter transport from Embu back to Naro Moru after the climb
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International airfare
    • Kenyan Visa
    • Vaccinations and malaria tablets required
    • Personal expenses and travel insurance
    • Airport transfers and / or transfers to and from Embu and any accommodation needed in Nairobi or Embu
    • Mountain Staff Tips paid in local currency to main guide for distribution in Chogoria after the climb
    7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek
    7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek
    1. Day 1: Nairobi - Mountain Rock Lodge -1950m.

      Nairobi – Mountain Rock lodge by car (200kms /3.5hrs).

      Acclimatization nature hike. (12kms /3hrs).

      Habitat: Montane Forest / farmlands

      Day 1 Details: Depart after breakfast and journey north past diverse agricultural lands and landscapes to the slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch at the base lodge you take part in some easy walks around this predominantly Kikuyu area, exploring local farms and villages and perhaps local schools. We can gain a privileged insight into the lives of the people who live on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and know that our visit is contributing towards their local economy. An extended evening walk through the forest, where a local natural history expert will reveal the medicinal plants, birds and animals found here. We’ll also get to meet and spend some time with our mountain guides. (B,L,D)

    2. DAY 2: OLDMOSES MOUNTAIN HUT / CAMP – 3340m.

      Base lodge – Sirimon Gate (2,600m) by car (45kms / 1.5hrs).

      Trek, Sirimon gate (2,600m) – Oldmoses (3,340m) (Span, 10kms/2.5hrs).

      Ascent: +740m.

      Habitat: Montane Forest / Bamboo / Hagenia zones.

      Day 2 Details: Breakfast is followed by a full briefing and equipment check before we begin the trek – we’ll meet the full crew at this point. Each person has a personal porter and there are extra porters for camping equipment and food. Then a short vehicle transfers past the equator to Sirimon park gate. Our ascent of Mt Kenya, following the Sirimon route, this is one of the longest and gentlest on the mountain. It is also one of the most spectacular. We walk up to our first hut at 3,340m, a total ascent of 740m in just 2-3 hours. On this route, we will pass through zones of dense forest, bamboo, giant heather and out onto high open moorland. 3-4 hours. (B,L,D)

    3. Day 3: SHIPTON’S HUT – 4236m.

      Trek, Oldmoses – Shipton’s Camp (3340m – 4236m).

      Span, approx.14Kms. / 7-8hrs.

      Ascent: +896m.

      Habitat: Moorland zone.

      Day 3 Details: Today’s trek takes us up the surreal Mackinder Valley with its strange vegetation of giant lobelia and groundsel, unique to equatorial African mountains. Here we stay at Shipton’s Camp (4236m), just below the glaciers and jagged peaks of bare rock that surround the main summits. 7-8 hours, 896m of ascent. (B,L,D)

    4. Day 4: SHIPTON’S MOUNTAIN HUT / CAMP – 4236m.

      Acclimatization to Hausberg Col. (4,600m).

      Span, approx. 7Kms. / 4-5h.

      Ascent 364m then descent back 364m.

      Habitat: Alpine desert

      Day 4 Details: We stay at Shipton’s for two nights, and have a rest day. This is invaluable for acclimatization and will make the summit day more enjoyable. Highly recommended is a short walk on the summit circuit trail up to the Hausberg col (4,6OOm) OR go farther, passing between Oblong and Hausberg Tarns to Nanyuki and Two Tarns to enjoy panoramic views of peaks Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m). Having reached a high altitude of over 4600m the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear, Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization (B,L,D)

    5. DAY 5: NITHI CAMP - 3,300m.

      (Summit attempt) Shipton’s camp – Pt. Lenana (4,985m) – Nithi Camp (4236m – 3,300m).

      Span, approx. 3kms / 4h to Pt. Lenana and 14 kms / 6h to Nithi Camp.

      Ascent: 749m to the summit / Descent: -1,685m to Nithi Camp.

      Habitat: Scree / Rocky summit / Moorland

      Day 5 Details: After the rest day comes the highlight of the Mount Kenya trek: the stiff, but exhilarating, scramble by starlight up to Point Lenana, the ”trekkers’ summit”, in time to see the African dawn from a vantage point of nearly 5,000m. We leave at 4am and climb the 800m to the peak in 3-4 hours. A further 3 hours down to a late breakfast by Hall Tarns in the magnificent Gorges Valley. Then in the afternoon another 3 hours down past spectacular chasms, waterfalls and weirdly eroded lava flows to camp by the track-head in the giant heather zone. (B, L, D)

    6. DAY 6: MERU BANDAS - 3,000m.

      Trek Nithi Camp – Meru Bandas (3,300m – 3,000m).

      Span, approx. 7Kms / 2-3h.

      Descent: -300m.

      Habitats: Moorland / Giant heather/ Hagenia zones

      Day 6 Details: Short descent through the forest zone to the mountain cabins and afternoon relaxing. Log fires, hot showers, beers, and real beds for overnight. Wildlife viewing in evening – often from your cabin window as the elephant and buffalo graze outside! (B, L, D)

    7. DAY 7: NAIROBI (1965m.)

      Hike, Meru Banda’s – Pick up point (3,000m – 2600m).

      Span, approx.10kms / 2h.

      Descent: -400m.

      Habitats: Bamboo / Montane Forest zones

      P.M. Pick up point – Nairobi by car. (230kms / 4-5hrs).

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Mountain Rock lodge

    Mountain Rock Lodge a delightful country-style holiday resort tucked away in the woods on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. The lodge offers a choice of 28 rooms comprising Standard Rooms, Standard Triple Rooms and Superior Standard Rooms. The Standard Rooms are furnished with double or single beds and the Standard Triple Rooms with king-size beds and single beds. The Superior Standard Rooms are furnished with king-size beds and single beds, and they are is equipped with TVs and fireplaces. All the rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and telephones, and share the use of bathrooms with showers.

    Buffet-style meals are served in the dining room and guests can relax in the lovely garden and enjoy the views of the lake. Guests can view and participate in traditional dances and those just wanting to relax can play a round of pool. Apart from being a reception for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Kenya, Mountain Rock Lodge also offers a variety of activities such as fishing, motor boating, hiking to the Mau Mau caves and waterfalls, nature walks, birdwatching and horse riding.

    Shipton’s Camp

    Located just below the summit of Mount Kenya, embezzled in a world of snow-capped peaks and unique flora and fauna, Shiptons Camp Mountain Hut is the final stop before reaching Point Lenana. Here you can sleep in bunkers within the mountain hut or camp, and rest your weary legs, before embarking on the final stretch of this epic achievement.

    Said to be better than Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya towers over the north eastern side of the Great Rift Valley. Hikers will encounter an extraordinary world of alpine meadows, exotic high-altitude vegetation, sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles.

    Meru Bandas

    Meru Mount Kenya Lodge offers budget accommodation and is located within Mount Kenya National Park on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. This lodge gives a true homely feeling by providing so many natural opportunities for interaction and bonding with nature. A stay here will give you a new look and appreciation of the marvelous flora and fauna.

    Facilities

    The camp is very much in tune with nature, with a wonderful wildlife and species of birds that can be heard humming especially in the mornings. Game drives and nature walks are therefore organized to familiarize the guests with these animals. Apart from that, guests can also engage in fishing at the rivers which is one of the most relaxing activities here.

    The Lodge works on a self-catering basis. Guests are required to carry with them their own food and drinks. There is a kitchen which is fully furnished and equipped with utensils and running water to make work easier for the guests. There are usually staff who will take care of the guests and assist with the cooking as well.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Mountain Rock lodge
    Mountain Rock lodge
    Meru BandasMeru Bandas
    Shipton’s Camp
    Shipton’s Camp
    Meru Bandas
    Meru Bandas

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