5 Days Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Chogoria

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing via Sirimon Chogoria Route

The Sirimon and Chogoria Routes Mount Kenya Traverse is arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area of Mount Kenya. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk is truly spectacular.

The ascent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.

Accommodation on this hike uses Mountain Huts.


  • Combining two of the most scenic routes on Mount Kenya
  • Spectacular views of the mountain through the Gorges valley
  • Varied mountain vegetation from Rainforest, Bamboo, Moorland and Giant Lobelia
  • The chance to acclimatize at 3,300m

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon – Chogoria route trekking

Hiking summary & schedule: Distance: 80 km | Difficulty: Moderate | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi to Old Moses

Morning drive from Nairobi to the Sirmon Gate of Mount Kenya. Start the Trek to the Old Moses Hut. Overnight at the Old Moses Hut. Full board

Day 2: Old Moses to Shiptons

Trek onto the Shiptons Hut with overnight. 4,200 metres

Day 3: Shiptons to Mackinders Hut

Trek onto to the Mackinders Hut for the night. Sleep early in preparation for the Point Lenana Ascent tomorrow. Full board

Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Chogoria

Day 4: Mackinders/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate), 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent

You are awake early in the morning for some. We now leave the camp at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. The journey lasts about 3 hours arriving Mount Kenya Point Lenana at 6:30am. Trekking to Lenana Peak at 4985m taking about 3hrs or so. Enjoy photographic session and sightseeing from the summit. After the African sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast. Proceed with the adventure hiking for 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m (Mt Kenya Bandas). Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Bandas, B,L,D

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi, 2hrs, 15km

After enjoying your last breakfast, you will walk down by trekking for 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance. The remaining part distance of approximately 16km is by 4x4WD vehicle. Catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi, B,L.


  • Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya.
  • All Park fees.
  • All food while on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts.
  • All guiding services.
  • Porter support for the climb.
  • Services of a professional cook.


  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porters

Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Chogoria