5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Route

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon-Chogoria Route. This 5 days Mt. Kenya climbing  starts from Sirimon gate to Old Moses gate on day 1, shipton’s camp on day 2,3 for proper acclimatization, Lenana peak on day to Meru bandas on day 4, then slopes to  Chogoria gate and ends in Nairobi in day 5.

Overview of 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon Route Down Chogoria

Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain

5 days Mount Kenya climbing sirimon peakDetailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

Day 3: Shipton Camp

Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/ Chogoria/ Nairobi

Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, B,L.

1 Person US$ 900

2 Person US$ 830

3 Person and more US$ 800


-All transport from Nairobi to the mountain and back

-Park fees

-Camping fee

-3 Meals per day

-Park fees

-Porters fee




-Soft drinks e.g beer

-Equipments(we have them for hire)



-Down sleeping bag

-7 degrees centigrade

-Rain jacket

-Rain trouser

-Balaclava (woolen Hat)

-Warm Clothes

-Fleeze jacket

-Hiking boots


-Walking sticks



-Ruck suck

-Day pack

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