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5 Days Mt Kenya Hiking: Sirimon – Out Chogoria Route

5 Days Mt Kenya Hiking: Sirimon – Out Chogoria Route

per person


> Transfer to and from the mountain
> Park fees,
> Accommodation in Bandas,
> Food (3 meals a day),
> Porters,
> Guide,
> Chef / Cook

> Hiking gear
> Evacuation cover
> Tip
> Gratitude and personal things.

We hire out hiking

– Hiking boot suited to terrain(Langer than your normal size)
– fleece jacket/warm jacket
– summit pant/fleece pant
– rain trouser
– rain jacket/poncho
– sleeping bag
– thermo top (atleast 2)
– thermo bottom (atleast2)
– warm gloves
– inner gloves if possible
– balaclava (warm hut)
– Rucksack (big bag at least 75ltrs)
– day pack (small bag 30ltrs)
– warm socks at least( synthetic or wool)
– head torch
– sun glasses
– wet wipe
– snacks, energy bar’s, gels, chews,
– camera with spare battery
– Vaseline, sunscreen, lip burm
– hiking stick/not a must
– water bottle or hydration system


Day 1: Nairobi - Sirimon gate - Old Moses camp. ( 3,300m)

After pick up in Nairobi,drive to Nanyuki town crossing the equator en route, further to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m) picnic as your guide is sign in the park. From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton camp (4200m).

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili 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 valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.

DAY 3: Shiptons camp (4200m) - Oblong and Hamburgers tarns (4600m)

Full Day Acclimatization For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks / day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 400m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

Day 4: Shipton - Pt Lenana (4985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2800m)

Kick off at 3.am to reach pt Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good Moon you barely need a torch. Without a Moon, then the pollution - free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth. The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Minto's hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!

Day 5: chogoria Bandas - Chogoria town - Nairobi.

After breakfast, depending on how you will be feeling there are 2 options, either the vehicle to pick you up from Chogoria Bandas or descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest for 10 km to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hr