4 days Mt Kenya Express Traverse Sirimon-Chogoria Route

Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt Kenya’s one of the easiest routes to reach point Lenana. The route is on the dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old-growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, alpine flowers and lobelia at higher elevations.

Chogoria route is on the east side of the mountain and the most scenic and rewarding for hikers interested in seeing beautiful panoramic landscapes and the exotic flora on Mt Kenya. Being on the windward, the forest is thick and healthy often with undergrowth and the umbrella canopies.

Day 1: Nairobi – Old Moses Camp.

Pick up from your city hotel/ residence by 07:00hrs. The drive to Nanyuki will take four {4hrs} hours. Here we meet the crew for the hike. We also replenish our supplies before heading to Sirimon park gate altitude 2,650m a.s.l. Picnic lunch is served while payments and formalities are finalized. We hike for nine {9km} to Old Moses camp 3,300m a.s.l. for dinner and overnight in bunkhouses.

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton’s Camp

After breakfast, leave at 07:00hrs for Shipton’s camp 13km away. We cross several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Ontulili and Liki North Valleys, then into Mackinder’s valley. Lunch will be served en route. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp 4,200m a.s.l.

Sirimon route Mackinder's Valley view point

Day 3: Shipton’s – Point Lenana – Bandas

After a light pre-breakfast at 02:00hrs ascend to our main trekker`s Point Lenana for sunrise at 06:30hrs. A short celebration and photo session marking the climax of the hike. Descend to Halls tarn { Mintos Hut} having a glimpse at the Temple. Hot brunch will be served at this camp. Proceed to the trail enjoying a panoramic view to road head altitude 3,300m a.s.l. The final stretch of the day to the Bandas where hot shower awaits you. Dine and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Mount Kenya Bandas – Nairobi

After breakfast, board the transfer vehicle to Chogoria town where we bid farewell to the mountain crew. Proceed to Nairobi and expect to arrive by 17:00hrs.

What to bring:

Sleeping bag; one rated four (4) season is fine. The bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm

  • Rain Trouser
  • Rain Jacket [Poncho]
  • Balaclava [Hat Woollen]
  • Warm Clothes down jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Hiking Boots
  • Gloves
  • Walking Sticks
  • Head Torch
  • Sunglasses
  • First Aid box
  • Ruck Suck 65L (duffel bags are unacceptable) to be carried by porters
  • Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects]
  1. Optional comfort accessories;

Walking poles, hot water bottle, Bivy bag

Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather

4: Passport/Identification Card {ID}

5: Personal travel/ medical insurance

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