• Mt Kenya Chagoria Trek
    Traverse incredible mountains
  • Trek Mt Kenya
    Trek up to Point Lenana
  • Climb Mt Kenya
    Sirimon to Chogoria


There are 3 principal summit routes (and 4 lesser used routes), namely Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru. These can either stand alone, or together as variations with other routes. The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on Mt Kenya is the Chogoria route. It starts at Meru Bandas at the base of arguably one of the beautiful Lake Michaelson. As it is a slower ascent it offers more prospects for acclimatisation and also time to enjoy the magnificent scenery. Another route is Sirimon, which has the most gradual ascent and also ascends on the direst side of the mountain, meaning less chance of rain. It starts in a yellowwood forest, into a shrubland, a forest of scenecios up to Lenana.


When combined over 5 or 6 days, it forms the Sirimon - Chogoria route.

Fast Facts

Best: May to October

Tour: From 5 Days

Hotels, Huts and/ or Tents

Graded 2c (FP)

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Mount Kenya Chagoria Itinerary

This route can be varied to include American Camp


Day-1: Old Moses camp (3300m)

At 08:30hrs, we will depart Nairobi and transfer to Mt Kenya Sirimon Gate at 2600m. After meeting our trekking crew we will trek through the lush forest belt for about 9km, towards Old Moses camp (3300m) for our overnight stay. Picnic lunch & dinner. (3-4 hours)


Day-2: Shiptons Camp 4200m

Our hike today will take us along the standard route  from the valley floor to join the Mackinders Valley, as we trek up to an altitude of 4200m, to Shiptons Camp. On the way, we will come across the giant groundsel and sunbirds, as well as various streams which tend to make the ground quite marshy in places. Picnic lunch & dinner. (5-6 hours)


Day-3: Mintos Hut  4300m

At about 03h00, we will begin our trek toward to Point Lenana at 4985m, aiming to reach there around 06h30 for a sunrise summit. We then descend to Mintos Hut or tarn area for an overnight stay in in tents at 4300m. (5 hours)


Day-4: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

We spend about 5 hours descending to Chogoria Park Gate for our overnight stay, at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas. (5 hours)


Day-5: Chogoria

Today, we will have a leisurely descend leisurely through the Chogoria forest to connect with our transfer vehicle to Nairobi after your Mt Kenya Trek.  


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