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Mount Kenya Trek - Chogoria-Sirimon Traverse

From: $1,014 per person (6 days, 5 nights)

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Tour Highlights

  • Opportunity to see a spectacular African sunrise at 4,985m (16,354 feet)
  • Pass through everchanging landscapes - boulders, heather, moorlands and forest
  • Wildlife and bird watching opportunities enroute
  • A long, challenging and rewarding trek
  • All transfers included
  • Flexibile bookings - you choose the dates

Sights, Scenery and Summit

For the determined and experienced hiker this route is supremely rewarding.  You will spend your first days on a challenging ascent to the base of the high peaks, before reaching the summit on your fourth day.  After experiencing the awesome African sunrise, you will start your descent at a gradual and generally comfortable pace, safe in the knowledge you have achieved something truly great, and witness something truly remarkable.

Your first day will be spent in vehicle transit through agricultural countryside to Chogoria.  You will begin a 3 hour hike through the forst before reaching Chorogia Park Gate, where you will camp at an elevation of 3000 metres.

The next few days will be spent trekking through forest, maybe spotting buffalo and impala, before camping at the riverside, heading up through moorlands, taking in stunning valley views and finally reaching Point Lenana - the hiker's summit.

After you have reached the summit you will have a whole day to rest and relax in a comfortable camp, before beginning your descent, as always through absolutely beautiful scenery.

Camping and Hut Accommodation

On this Mount Kenya trek, you will experience both the excitement and authenticity of camping on a mountainside, and the comfort and atmosphere of overnighting in a mountain hut. 

For your ascent, you will camp at the Chorogia Gate, Nithi River and Minto's Camp.  Once you have summited the mountain, you will spend a day at rest at the lovely Shipton's Camp, nestling under Mount Kenya's peaks, before overnighting there in the comfortable dorm-like accommodation.  Your final night before you return to Nairobi will be spent at your base camp.

This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Chogoria (3,000m)

Lunch and Dinner
  • Leave Nairobi at 8am for a drive through farmland to Chogoria
  • Hike through Chogoria forest for approximately 3 hours before reaching Chogoria Park Gate
  • Camp at the gate for dinner and overnight (3,000m)

Day 2: Mugi Hill

Full Board
  • Depart early and trek a wide track through the forest, spotting the occasional elephant, buffalo, bushbuck or impala
  • Depart the main trekking route and trek to the base of Mugi Hill (3,500m).  For better acclimatization, climb the hill and descend again, before walking to the campsite at Nithi River for dinner and overnight

Day 3: Minto's Campsite (4,300m)

Full Board
  • Cross the Nithi River to reach moorlands, where you can enjoy views of the Gorges Valley, lakes, mushroom rocks and the high peaks
  • Hike for 4-5 hours to reach Minto's Campsite
  • Dinner and overnight at Minto's Campsite (4,300m)

Day 4: Summit at Point Lenana

Full Board
  • Pre-dawn attempt at the summit begins at 3am.  Hike for around 3 hours before reaching Point Lenana, the hiker's peak at an elevation of 4,985m
  • Watch the African sunrise
  • Descend to Shipton's Camp for breakfast and a day of rest and relaxation
  • Dinner and overnight at Shipton's Camp (4,200m)

Day 5: Sirimon Park Gate

Full Board
  • After breakfast, begin a 5-6 hour descent to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600m), enjoying the scenery of moorlands and forest along the way
  • Dinner and overnight at base camp (1,950m)

Day 6: Nairobi

Bed and Breakfast
  • Enjoy breakfast before departing for Nairobi

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
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Black Kite
Black Leopard
Black leopard
blackwhite-casked-hornbill
Black-and-White Casqued Hornbill
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey
Bongo
Bongo
cinnamonchester-beeeater-tomtarrant
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Eland
Eland
Giant Forest Hog
Giant Forest Hog
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hyrax
Hyrax
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Red-fronted Parrot
Red-fronted Parrot
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Sykes' Monkey
Sykes' Monkey
Waterbuck
Waterbuck

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $1,260 per person ... book now4+ People: $1,014 per person ... book now
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Contact about this tour

is one of Doyens resident Safari Experts and he is ready to talk to you about this tour! Click the link below to get in touch:

E-mail: info@doyensafaris.co.ke

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Sales:

Contact about this tour

is one of Doyens resident Safari Experts and he is ready to talk to you about this tour! Click the link below to get in touch:

E-mail: info@doyensafaris.co.ke