5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route

5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route

5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route

5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon-Chagoria route

Country:                     Kenya

Location:                   Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya National park.

Duration:                   5 days 4 nights

Category:                   Hiking and trekking tour.

Safari Overview.

The 5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route safari starts and ends in Nairobi! With the hiking & trekking tour you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Nairobi to Mount Kenya in Kenya.

Mount Kenya Sirimon – Chagoria route 5 Days hike includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

There are over five (5) routes to climb Mount Kenya with 3 routes commonly used namely Sirimon, Chogoria and NaroMoru.

The most scenic and interesting on Mount Kenya is the Sirimon-Chogoria route. It starts at Meru Bandas at the base of arguably one of the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain with it’s highest point at Batian peak 5,199m asl after Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kenya is a volcanic mountain located 193km from Nairobi and south of the Equator in Nanyuki.

As it is a slower ascent it offers more prospects for acclimatisation and also time to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

It starts in a yellowwood forest, into a shrub land, a forest of scenecios up to Point Lenana.

Safari Inclusions.


Guide fees



Safari Exclusions.

Visa fees

Personal insurance


Items of personal nature


5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route

Detailed Itinerary.

Day1: Hike to Old Moses camp (3300m)

Trekking Distance approx. 10Kms. / 2- 3hrs

Habitat: Montane Forest / Bamboo / Hagenia /Heather zones.

At 08:30hrs, we will depart Nairobi and transfer to Mt Kenya Sirimon Gate at 2600m.

After meeting our trekking crew we will trek through the lush forest belt for about 9km, towards Old Moses camp (3300m) /Judmaier Camp for our overnight stay.

Picnic lunch & dinner. (3-4 hours)

Start point: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Day 2: Hike to Shiptons Camp 4200m

Trekking Distance approx. approx.14Kms / 6 -7hrs.   Habitat: Moorland zone.

Our hike today will take us along the standard route  from the valley floor to join the Mackinders Valley, as we trek up to an altitude of 4200m, to Shiptons Camp.

On the way, we will come across the giant groundsel and sunbirds, as well as various streams which tend to make the ground quite marshy in places.

Picnic lunch & dinner. (5-6 hours)

Day 3: Trek to Mintos Hut 4300m

Trekking Distance approx.7 km,  Time: 5- 6hrs from Shipton’s camp to Pt. Lenana  Trekking Distance down to Mintos camp 6km,  Time: 2hrs  Habitat: Scree / rocky summit / Moorland.

5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route
Mount Kenya hiking

At about 03h00, we will begin our trek toward to Point Lenana at 4985m, aiming to reach there around 06h30 for a sunrise summit.

We then descend to Mintos Hut or tarn area for an overnight stay in in tents at 4300m. (5 hours)

Day 4: Trek to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

Trekking Distance  20km, 4-5hrs  Habitat: Scree / rocky summit / Moorland.

We spend about 5 hours descending to Chogoria Park Gate for our overnight stay, at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas. (5 hours)

Day 5: Descend  from Chogoria and transfer to Nairobi.

In and around Chogoria

Today, we will have a leisurely descend through the Chogoria forest to connect with our transfer vehicle to Nairobi to complete thr 5 Days Mount Kenya hiking via Sirimon Chagoria route with Bujuku Eco Tours.

End of Safari!!

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