6 Days Mount Kenya Climb Siromon – Chogoria route


This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests.

The final nighttime ascent of Point  Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro

6 Days Sirimon – Naro Moru Route  – Trek Mt Kenya
Distance: 60km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi


Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Mount Kenya National Park's Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From Sirimon Gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D

After breakfast, the trekking follow the track uphill through the Mount Kenya National Park rain forest to 3990m, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go towards the left contouring through the Moorland and crossing over to the Liki North Camp for the night (camping) at 3993m, B,L,D.

Wake up a sumptuous breakfast. You will then start trekking from Liki North Camp uphill to Mackinders Valley. At this valley, experience viewing panoramic sights up the towards the main peaks (Nelion, Batian and Lenana). After a scenic trek, arrive at your overnight camp. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

From Shipton’s camp the trail leads to Kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg col at 4590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to Mackinder's Camp for the night, B,L,D.

The normal approach is to wake up early and start at 2 am in order to reach the peak in time to catch sunrise. Hiking from Mackinder's Camp to Point Lenana takes about 4 hr walk reaching the summit by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise and summit photography, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs. Trek Mt Kenya further down for 4hrs to arriving at Met Station for dinner and overnight, B,L,D.

After breakfast, hiking descent through the rainforest which is 9km to Mount Kenya National Park's Naro Moru Gate at 2,600m. Here, you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 3pm, B, L.

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6 Days Mount Kenya Climb Siromon – Chogoria route