7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route trips is designed so well to suit all types of budgets and mode of travel as Solo, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route starts with a gradual Paced ascent’ up Sirimon route, ‘summit circuit trek’ before summit & ‘quick descent’ down Chogoria route.
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7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria Route
7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route trips is designed so well to suit all types of budgets and mode of travel as Solo, families, independent travelers, groups, small group adventures and travelers of all ages and size. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route starts with a gradual Paced ascent’ up Sirimon route, ‘summit circuit trek’ before summit & ‘quick descent’ down Chogoria route. 7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route itinerary uses the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provide extremely effective acclimatization by having extra but shorter walking days during the trek.
On the way up you split the distance to the base of the peaks into 3 bits rather than the usual 2, then skirt the high peaks in the anticlockwise direction in 2 moderate bits completing the summit circuit trek with reasonable ease. On the trek around the peaks you pass Hausberg col 4,600m and enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak. Then descend down the Teleki valley and join the Naromoru summit trail and overnight at Mackinder’s camp. An early morning hike on day 6 gets us to Point Lenana, 4,985m – the hikers’ summit then a quick descent on the Chogoria trail.
7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria Route
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7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria Route
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Climbing Mount Kenya Overview
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater.
Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National Park.
Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing Mount Kenya, Hiking Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Trekking Route, and Climbing Kenya Mountain & Mount Kenya Expeditions: It is very easy to get to Mount Kenya for an adventure hike activity by road in various travel options namely public transport from Nairobi or other towns using mini buses, privately hired vehicle, Taxi or private means.
These options will lead you to towns and trekking routes close to the mountain and mostly on dirt roads. The route town options are Nanyuki town for the Sirimon route, Naro Moru town for Narumoru route and Chogoria town in Meru for Chogoria route.
Climbing Mount Kenya is very accessible and therein lies the problem. With a decent level of fitness, it is easy to gain altitude quickly and find yourself the on the night before summiting with a throbbing headache and all the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Trekking with a well-experienced guide, taking a sensible easy pace and keeping hydrated makes all the difference. The best approach is always to allow extra time for your ascent, an extra day at Shipton’s Camp takes all the pressure of the itinerary and gives you time to enjoy the fabulous trekking around the peak. Generally speaking, it isn’t necessary to undergo a grueling fitness regime prior to attempting Mount Kenya, anyone who is trek fit and is comfortable walking 6-8 hour days should be fine.
Climbing Mount Kenya Guides, Porters, and Cooks.
The trekking crew will usually consist of a guide, cook, porter for the cooking gear plus a personal porter per trekker. It has been said before, but a well-experienced guide is so important on Mount Kenya, for two reasons; (1) they will regulate your pace, be able to draw on their experience to diagnose altitude sickness symptoms and have the confidence to make critical decisions and (2) their knowledge of the wildlife and fauna on the mountain will bring the environment alive. All guides and porters must be registered with Kenya Wildlife Services and hold a mountain guide park from Mt Kenya National Park. It is fair to say that all the guides will have a good knowledge of the routes, but only the good guides will have wildlife knowledge and experience of dealing with altitude sickness problems.
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Nairobi - NanyukiYou will be picked from your Nairobi hotel or on arrival at the Airport by our representative and after the safari briefing drive north past Nanyuki town to Mt. Kenya Sirimon Park Gate where the hiking start. You will have a brief stopover in Nanyuki for shopping and lunch and pick your porters and guides. You will hike to Old Moses (3300m). Meals and overnight: Old Moses Hut/Camp (FB)
Ascend To Shiptons Camp (4,200m) Via Mackinder’s To Shiptons CampAfter an early breakfast you will ascend to Shiptons Camp (4,200m) via Mackinder’s Valley with picnic lunch en-route arriving Shiptons Camp late afternoon. Meals and overnight: Shiptons Huts/ Camp (FB
Shiptons Camp to Mackinder’s campAfter breakfast we will hike around the peak through Hausberg valley to Two Turns Huts via western terminal to Mackinder’s camp in Tereki Valley where you will have lunch and time at leisure. You can also decide to camp at American camp at the base of point John. Meals and overnight: Mackinder’s camp or American camp
You will have a leisurely breakfast and later on hike up to Austrian Hut (4,750m).You will have lunch at Austrian Hut and later enjoy the sceneries from the top hut as you explore the surrounding. Meals and overnight: Austrian Hut/ Camp (FB)
An early attempt climbs to point Lenana (4,985m).On clear day you will be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro on the south. After the summit, you will trek down the Gorges Valley to Mintos hut ((4,300m).) for a full breakfast and rest. Latter in the afternoon after lunch, you will explore the Gorges valley as well as Halls tarn Weather permitting. Meals overnight: Mintos Camp (FB)
Descend To Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (2,800m)Soon after breakfast you further descend to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas (2,800m) via Vivian Fall and Nithi Fall with en-route lunch at Road Head. There is a bar and here you will have a beer with your porters and guide. It’s a cerebration time having conquered the mountain. Meals and overnight: Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas/Camp (FB)
Kenya Bandas/Camp (FB) to Chogoria town for a lunchYou will have a leisure taken breakfast and later you hike down through Chogoria forest and meet with your 4×4 pickup vehicle halfway for a drive to Chogoria town for a lunch. After lunch you will be drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon for a drop off at the airport or at your pick up point
7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route Includes
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish Nairobi
• Treated water on the trek.
• On completion, successful climb Certificate
7 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Hiking Climbing – Sirimon Chogoria route Excludes
• Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
Mount Kenya Climbing Facts