Mt Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Traverse 5 days

The Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse combines two of Mt Kenya's classic routes into a 5-day climb

Mt Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Traverse 5 days

This is a classic trek to Mount Kenya, which combines two of the most splendid routes on the mountain. Using one of the gentlest ascent trails to the peaks and with an extra acclimatization day included at 4,200m, it has a very good summit success record.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: To Old Moses Camp.

    Depart Nairobi at approx. 8am and journey 3 hours to the Sirimon park gate (2,600m). Here you’ll meet with your crew, have a short briefing, and then begin your climb!

  2. Day 2: To Shipton’s Camp

    Today will see us ascend to the Alpine region, as we trek up the spectacular Liki and Mackinder Valleys. This is an area of sprawling moorlands and beautiful high altitude plants, such as giant groundsel and lobelias.

  3. Day 3: Acclimatisation trek: Shipton’s – Hausberg Col (4,700m) & back

    Today is set aside as an acclimatisation day. From Shipton’s Camp, it’s possible to complete a series of short walks on the summit circuit taking you above 4,500m, greatly helping you to adjust to the altitude.

  4. Day 4: To Lenana summit (4,985m) and down to Kenya Bandas.

    Rise early (approx. 3am) for the summit attempt. The trek to Point Lenana is a challenging ascent up steep scree and a bare rocky track.

  5. Day 5: To Nairobi

    Descend on a broad track through Chogoria Forest to meet our driver and vehicle for the return transfer to Nairobi, usually arriving in the afternoon.

Price guide

Private climb rate based on two climbers in a shared tent. For groups, or for solo climb rates, please refer to rates chart.

5 days from £1715pp


5 days from £1715pp

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