7 Days Mt Kenya Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route

Destination: Mount Kenya National Park

Accommodation: Mountain Hut, Camping tents

  • Day 01: Nairobi-Mt. Kenya

    Meals and overnight: Old Moses Hut/Camp

    Day 02: Mt. Kenya

    Meals and overnight:  Shiptons Huts/ Camp

    Day 03: Hike-Mt. Kenya

    Meals and overnight: Mackinder’s camp   or American camp

    Day 04: Mt. Kenya

    Meals and overnight:  Austrian Hut/ Camp

    Day 05: Mt. Kenya

    Meals overnight: Mintos Camp

    Day 06: Mt. Kenya descend

    Meals and overnight: Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas/Camp

    Day 07: Chogoria Forest-Nairobi-Departure

  • Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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. Kenya Bandas/Camp (FB)

    Day 07: You will have a leisure taken breakfast and later you hike down through Chogoria forest and meet with your 4×4 pick up 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

  • Cost Includes:

    • Transport from Nairobi and back
    • All Park fee and camping fee
    • 03 meals a day prepared by your cook
    • Mountain guide, cook and porters
    • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents
    • Camping gear excluding sleeping bag
    • 4×4 vehicle on the last day
    • 24hrs emergency evacuation services

     

    Cost excludes:

    • Drinks and beverages not prepared by the cook
    • Personal hiking and climbing gears
    • Travel insurance
    • Gratuities and tips
    • Towels, toiletries and personal effects
    • Any item of personal use
    • Sleeping bags
    • Anything else not mentioned above

  • Sam,

    Hello, I just wanted to drop you a message to thank you for organizing our Mount Kenya trip.  In terms of the trip itself, things couldn’t have been better.  Peter was an exceptional guide who provided us with a lot of information on the hike and went out of his way in the evenings to check in with us and tell us stories about the history of the mountain.  The porters were also very nice, we felt very well looked after and nothing was too much trouble.  The food was really good.  Daniel is an exceptional cook.  Some of his meals were as good as or better than ones we had in Kenya’s restaurants.  
    The hike itself was well paced and we felt that the route and difficulty were both clearly explained to us before each day.  

    My only suggestion would be that in the list f things needed, you include a suggestion for how much to tip guides and porters as we did not really know how much would be suitable to give.  Also to let us know in advance and on the itinerary what time pick up is in the morning.  Otherwise the hike was well organised and I would not hesitate to recommend your company.

    Panacea …….. Panacea and Liam booked this tour from 21st Dec 2018 to 27th Dec 2018.

     


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