4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon – Chogoria

4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon – Chogoria

This tour uses Sirimon and Chogoria Routes and runs for 4 days/3 nights

Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate- Old Moses camp. (3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km walk, 680m ascent.
After pick up in Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate for lunch (2660m). From the gate, we trek up through the magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high-altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m. Half board

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m). 7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent. After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds. Full board

4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon – Chogoria

Day 3: Shipton – Pt Lenana (4985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2800m) 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785 ascent, 2,085m descent.
Kick-off at 3.am to reach point Lenana in time for the African sunrise.
The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good Moon, you barely need a torch. Without a Moon, then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth.

The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon.
Descend to Minto’s Camp for breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table.  Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas in a Tent. Full board

Day 4: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi. 3 hrs, 10km walk.
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs.


  • Nairobi/ Mount Kenya/ Nairobi transport.
  • Treated water during the Trek.
  • All Park fees.
  • Full board ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Trek.
  • Services of a certified Mount Kenya Guide during the Trek.
  • Accommodation in Camps.
  • Services of a skilled cook.
  • Porter support for the climb.
  • Sleeping pads.


  • Trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities for the trekking crew.
  • Items not mentioned as included.

4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon – Chogoria