4 days 3 nights Mount Kenya Hiking Safari | Chogoria - Sirmon Route

A unique way to share our continent’s special ecology with your family

Trek  Highlights

Find yourself whisked away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and entranced in the calm beauty of Nanyuki and Chogoria. Sit and ponder the stillness of a sunset at the summit of an African mountain on this magical safari journey. Experience virgin forests, view a surreal scene of towering peaks and glaciers and record amazing photographic images on your once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure. 

Day 1 Nanyuki – Chogoria. –  Elevation 3300m. 

Transfer from Nanyuki with a relaxing drive a bit over three and half hours to arrive at Chogoria town around mid morning. After refreshments, hop in a 4×4 and drive to the Chogoria gate station for a one hour trip to The Bandas.

After Sorting out Luggage with the porter and guide we trek for  3 hrs, 9 km, 350m ascent up the mountain at a comfortable pace to Roadhead Campsite where we camp for the Night.

Meals and Overnight at the campsite.

  • Three hour trek
  • Elevation 3300 m. 

Day 2 : Road head  – Minto`s Camp –  4 hrs, 12km  4200m  

An early start again.  Trek on the track till we rejoin the Chogoria route for around 2.5 to 3 hours, gaining an altitude of about 4,200m. Glorious sightings of  the Gorges Valley and on your shoulders  Northern Moorlands overlooking the  Ithanguni. Take lunch at a small stream crossing, before trekking  further up the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest. Spending the afternoon at the camp  or grabbing a quick 20 min stride to the “Temple” .  This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying. An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day.

Meals and Overnight at Mintos

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent
  • Four hours trek
  • Elevation  4200 m  

Day 3 : Minto`s – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)-  Minto`s -Judmiere Camp (3,300m) 11-12 hrs, 785m ascent, 24km walk, 1,685m descent 

A very early start in an attempt to catch the sunrise at the summit. Day  starts with a light breakfast at 2;00a.m and the hike begins  for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Afterwards, trek down the camp and after breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Judmiere camp. ( 3,300m) The descent is gentle and it offers a great time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent
  • Three hour trek
  • Elevation 2,900m

Day 4: Judmiere Camp – Nairobi. 3 hrs walk.

 After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nanyuki for lunch. (3 hrs Walk) 

Overall Trip Cost 

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Rates are quoted PER PERSON

Included In Your Safari Adventure Package for Chogoria Route Itinerary:

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  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Experienced porter support for the climb
  • Full board accommodation for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Experienced mountain chef
  • Accommodations in camps and huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees, including government taxes
  • Professional guide who speaks fluent English
  • Service of  professional porters and skilled cooks
  • Drinking Water along the trek

 WILD RIDE SAFARIS does not cover or incur the following costs:

  • Commercial or private flights 
  • Visa or passport costs
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry, sleeping bags, drinks other than water provided during expedition
  • Accommodation before or after trek
  • Beverages other than drinks we provide on-mountain
  • Gratuities /tips recommended 10 to 15% of climb costs
  • Climbing, hiking and outdoor gear (we will provide a suggested list of items to purchase)
  • Health, accident or travel insurance
  • Other extras not detailed in the above itinerary 

Suggested Packing List for Chogoria Route Itinerary

  1. Waterproof rucksack with day pack
  2. Three season sleeping bag 
  3. Roll mats and insulation pads
  4. Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs, flip – flops
  5. Gaiters (useful when encountering snow),Wooden walking stick / ski pole, sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat, warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
  6. Sweaters, jumpers, anorak or raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
  7. Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
  8. Sunscreen and lip salve
  9. Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
  10. Water bottle
  11. Camera with spare film, SD card, waterproof carry case and batteries