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Mount Kenya Trek - Sirimon/Chogoria Route

From: $845 per person (5 days, 4 nights)

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Trek Highlights

  • Hike through the changing scenery of moorlands and forests
  • Experience a spectacular sunrise at 4,985m (16,354 feet)
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings - you choose the dates

Exhilherating Sirimon Trek

There's nothing quite like the sense of wonder and achievement whilst watching a glorious sunrise atop a looming mountain.  The trek is a challenge, but once you've begun to experience the sights and sounds of Mount Kenya up close, you'll find that reaching the summit is only one part of this magnificent journey.

Explore your adventurous side and hike Mount Kenya on the scenic Sirimon/Chogoria Route. This safari trek is intense but not strenuous, empowering people to summit this majestic mountain and enjoy the mountain hiking experience. See the splendors of Mount Kenya up close and take in the sights and sounds in a more personal way for a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure.

The Sirimon Route begins on the western slopes of the mountain. The trail climbs through the virgin forests, bamboo and giant heather zones before reaching high-altitude moorlands.. As the trek continues and elevation increases, the vegetation changes and becomes more sparse and somehow alien, with strange giant groundsel and lobelia plants.  You may even hear the eerie call of the mountain hyrax!  The views become ever more breathtaking, and finally on the fourth day you experience the most awe-inspiring view of all - an African sunrise from the hiker's summit of Mount Kenya (4,985 metres). To summit Mount Kenya on the Sirimon Route is an exciting, invigorating, and unique way to experience the wonders of this, the second highest mountain in Africa.

As you begin your descent on the fifth day, the scenery is also beautiful but in a different way, with spectacular chasms, cascading waterfalls and weirdly eroded lava flows.  You will relish a day's rest after summiting the glorious Mount Kenya, watching the passing wildlife from your mountain hut accommodation and relaxing in front of a crackling log fire. 

En route accommodation

During the trek, you'll overnight in the simple yet comfortable Old Moses Hut and Shipton's Hut.  With respective elevations of 3500 and 4200 metres, you will sleep well on the very slopes of Mount Kenya knowing how far you've come.  Your final night will be spent in the delightful Mount Kenya huts, where you may well see elephant and buffalo grazing from your window!
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: Base Camp (2,000m)

Private Morning Game Drive
Full Board
  • Transfer from Nairobi to base camp on the western slopes of Mount Kenya
  • Acclimatize for the coming trek, with the opportunity to try horse riding, fishing and a nature walk
  • Dinner and overnight at base camp

Day 2: Old Moses Hut (3,300m)

Full Board
  • Take a short drive to the Sirimon Park Gate
  • Trek through the forest, bamboo and giant heather before reachin high altitude moorlands.  This first day's gentle hike climbs 690m in about 3-4 hours
  • Dinner and overnight at the Old Moses Hut

Day 3: Shipton's Camp (4,236m)

Full Board
  • Ascend through the Mackinder Valley, passing through strange flora not found in lower elevations
  • Enjoy the setting of towering peaks and bright glaciers
  • Dinner and overnight Shipton's Camp

Day 4: Summit at Point Lenana

Full Board
  • Very early start, at around 3am, before attempting the summit at Point Lenana (4,895m)
  • Hike 3-4 hours to reach the summit in time to watch the African sunrise
  • Descend for 3 hours and take breakfast in the magnificent Gorges Valley
  • Descend further, through beautiful waterfalls, spectacular chasms and eroded lava flows
  • Enjoy a hot shower and relax in front of a log fire at the Mount Kenya Huts
  • Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Huts

Day 5: Nairobi

Bed and Breakfast
  • Descend through the bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet your transfer vehicle
  • Return to 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
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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: $1,064 per person ... book now4+ People: $845 per person ... book now
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