Mt. Kenya Climbing

MOUNT KENYA - CHOGORIA & SIRIMON ROUTES

6 Days Naromoru to Chogoria
Day 1: Nairobi/Mt Kenya

Depart Nairobi in the morning arriving at Naromoru in time for lunch. After lunch you proceed to Mt Kenya Youth Hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Met Station

After breakfast proceed to Naromoru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3300m). The hike takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Mackinders Camp

Depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley arriving Mackinders Camp (4300m) early evening. Picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Austrian Camp

Depart at 10:00 am after breakfast ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4700m). Covering this distance takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Point Lenana-Chogoria

Departing at 5:30 am, proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana(4985m) arriving approx. 6:30 am in the morning. After the sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chogoria

After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.

 

5 Days Sirimon Route

DAY 1: Nanyuki

Departure from Nairobi is at 0930 hrs to Nanyuki for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: Old Moses Camp

After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight. (6 to 8 hrs hike).

DAY 3: Shimpton's Camp

Hike Shimpton's Camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 7 hrs hike)

DAY 4: Met Station

Attempt on Point Lenana at 0300 hrs and descend leisurely to Met Station for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: Nairobi

Descend the mountain to Naro Moru town with vehicle transfer back to Nairobi.