When is the best time to trek along Sirimon-Chogoria?
Mount Kenya is fairly equatorial, which means there is marginal variation between seasons.
However, there are two main rainy seasons. The first being shorter rains from March to May
(short rains) and the long rains in November to December, making the forest trail muddy and, of
course, rain higher up and snow.
Thus, the best months to climb Mt Kenya are January to February and also June to October.
The Route: Chogoria – Sirimon
There are three main summit routes, namely Chogoria, Sirimon, and Naro Moru. Of the three
main routes for trekking Mount Kenya, the most scenic and exciting is the Chogoria route. The
route starts at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas just after the Chogoria Gate.
As it is a slower ascent, it offers more prospects for acclimatization and time to enjoy the
magnificent scenery. Another hiking trail is Sirimon, ascending on the driest side of the
mountain, meaning less chance of rain and having the most gradual ascent.
Why use Chogoria Route Ascent and Sirimon Route for the Descent?
1. Chogoria route is arguably the most scenic route of all routes on Mt.Kenya.
2. The Chogoria route offers climbers the best acclimatization because you get to hike at
higher altitude and sleep at lower altitude.
3. The summit attempt from Austrian Hut is the shortest of all base camps.
4. The Sirimon Route is the shortest route and will offer climbers a fast and desired exit.
5. The descent on the Sirimon route is gentle and offers fascinating scenery.

FOOD & SNACKS
Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks. You should also bring your own energy snacks,
for example:
• Energy biscuits
• Chocolate
• Nuts
• Candy
• Energy sachets /Dextrose
• Rehydration salts
PS: Any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, non-beef
MUST BE communicated in advance.
This will allow for us to make necessary adjustments and arrangements.
CLIMBING GEAR
Please ensure you get proper gear as in the outline below. This serves as a guide and the specific
number of items to pack is the climber’s discretion.
1. Backpack, properly padded with a capacity of 65 or so liter’s
2. Rucksack for extra clothing and snacks during the expedition. (Max weight is 20kgs)
3. Sleeping bag(High Altitude fibril bags)
4. Waterproof Hiking Boots & Gaiters
5. Hiking poles
6. Head Gear
• Balaclava /Warm Hat
• Sunglasses
7. Clothing
• Scarf – 1
• T-Shirts -8
• Heavy jacket – 1
• Windbreaker jacket/waterproof – 1
• Sweat pants – 5
• Warm pants for evenings – 2
• Waterproof windbreaker pants – 1
• Heavy woolen socks- At least 6 pairs
• Gloves (Warm Ski gloves ) – 1
• Warm gloves – 1
• Thermal underwear
8. Water bottles / camel back :Capacity of atleast 4 litres (NO disposable bottles)
9. Water purifications tablets
10. Bathroom Kit(Recommend Wet Wipes)
11. Headlamp
12. Personal First aid items/medicine
13. Toiletries
14. Wide Brimmed sun hat
NB: At your request these items are available for you to hire.

Expedition Cost
Number Of Pax Rate Per Person in KES

NO OF PAX RATE
1PAX 680
2-5 PAX 600
6-15 PAX 550
16-25+ PAX 450

5 Days Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Route
To secure your position, we require a 20% deposit if the date of arrival is 90 days prior to the
expedition date on your itinerary.
If not, the full payment is required to hold and confirm your reservation 30 days prior to the
expedition date on your itinerary.
The packages above are per person sharing basis. Single occupancy option is available on
request.
Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy applies to the package offered upon payment of a deposit and
confirmation of reservation.
Upon receipt of a written cancellation by any client, the following percentages will be deducted
from the total cost of the package as per the respective number of days.
The balance refunded to the client immediately.
30 days or more prior – 25% of the total cost 14
– 7 days prior – 50% of the total cost 6
days or less – 70% of the total cost
No show – 100% of the total cost
Refund Processing Fees
When a refund is processed respective bank charges, transfer fees will apply and charged to the
client.

Included/Excluded

  • Return Transfer from Nairobi.
  • Kenya National Park Permit fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in all season mountain tents
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in bandas at Austrian Hut and Shipton Camp
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional and experienced mountain guides, cooks and porters. Extra porter per climber for extra gear
  • Cutlery, crockery and utensils
  • Excellent 3 course meals served fresh and hot on the mountain Mountain Trek mess tent for resting and as dining area.
  • Sleeping foam pad 1.5inches thick
  • Walkie talkies for the guides and crew.
  • Satellite phone for use in case of emergency.
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew and staff.
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • First Aid Kit
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Tourist Visa.
  • Travel Insurance and emergency evacuation cover.
  • Personal adventure gear as listed above.
  • Covid 19 tests where required.
  • Tips to mountain crew (refer to standard tipping policy).
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Laundry Services.

Tour Plan

Day 1:
Nairobi – Chogoria – Lake Ellis
Assemble in Nairobi CBD for departure at 5:00am. We drive to Chogoria to where we shall meet
our mountain crew. Stop check for supplies and proceed to Chogoria gate for registration and
payment of park fees. Picnic lunch will be served here. We shall hike for 12km through the
tropical rain forest, bamboo belt, haegenia rosewood to the open moorland to reach Lake Ellis.
This will also include a detour to the magnificent Nithi Waterfall that is approximately 100ft .
Elevation: 3000m/9840ft to 3460m/11350ftt
Distance: 12km/7mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Mountain Forest
Meals: FB
Overnight: Lake Ellis

Day 2:
Lake Ellis – Lake Michaelson
After watching the breathtaking sunrise at Lake Ellis and enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. We
shall hike for15km overlooking gorges valley to Lake Michaelson. On clear days the main peaks
can be seen clearly. Lunch will be served enroute.
Elevation: 3460m/11350ft to 4100m/13450ft
Distance: 15km/9mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Mountain Forest
Meals: FB
Overnight: Lake Michaelson

Day 3:
Lake Michaelson – Austrian Hut
We shall depart at around 8:00am for a scenic walk around the peaks. This traverse included
many little tarns and we shall have a lunch break enroute Austrian Hut.Upon arriving at Austrian
Hut you can wander around along the edge of the Lewis Glacier.
Elevation: 4100m/13450ft to 4670m/15300ft
Distance: 15km/9mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: FB
Overnight: Austrian Hut

Day 4:
Austrian Hut – Lenana Peak – Shipton
We shall have an early morning start at 4.00am for the summit attempt. This will crown our day
with a sunrise summit at Lenana Peak.
After enjoying the magnificent views at the peak, we shall descend to Shipton Camp. At Shipton we shall reminisce about the summit, enjoy the view of Batian Peak and relax.

Elevation: 4670m/15300ft to 4985m/16530ft to 4620m/15150ft
Distance: 5km/3mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meals: FB
Overnight: Shipton Bandas

Day 5:
Shipton Camp – Old Moses Camp – Nairobi
We shall have an early morning start at 7.00am to continue our descent to Old Moses Camp.
This descent goes through the beautiful Mackinders Valley and Hausberg Valley. We will have
conquered ourselves and in full celebratory mode. At Old Moses we shall get our ride back to
Nairobi.
Elevation: 4620m/15150ft to 3300m/9950ftt
Distance: 9km/7mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Meals: BB