4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Sirimon Route Safari

4 days Mount Kenya Climbing chogoria Sirimon is a thrilling 4 day mount Kenya climbing through Chogoria route to Sirimon route. This 4 days  climbing Mount Kenya Via Chogoria-sirimon route starts from the Chogoria park gate, going up through Lake Ellis camp, Mintos Camp to  Point Lenana and descends down  to Old Moses hut and finish at Sirimon park gate.This 4 days Mount Kenya climbing offers beautiful glimpse of two major  peaks of Batian and Lenana itself.

Mt Kenya is marked Kenya’s ultimate hiking and climbing tourist attraction site. Out of the 3 major climbing routes of Mount Kenya, the chogoria route/trail still stands out to be the most beautiful and magnificent climbing route to Mt Kenya peaks. This 4 days Mount Kenya chogoria sirimon route climbing adventure will lead you through the most impressive attractions like the spectacular Lake Ellis, Nithi river, gorges valley, and Nithi falls . For those who may not make it to the peaks, can take this route to just explore the magnificent features that bring out the real beauty of Mount Kenya.

Detailed Itinerary for 4 days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Sirimon Route Safari

DAY 1- Nairobi- Lake Ellis

Upon arrival, or from the Lodge, a driver guide from Aloyo safaris will pick you up, brief you about the Mount Kenya Chogoria-Sirimon climbing adventure, thereafter you will proceed to Chogoria gate park gate. You will be served lunch, then proceed for registration at the Park gate. At that instant, start your hike to Lake Ellis Camp, traversing through Hargenia forest and tussock grass, crossing streams and fisheries station on the right yet still under the beautiful Hargenia trees. From here, you will then walk at your pace as you exit the forest zone into the moorland. You will be able to glimpse spectacular views of the Mugi Hill and the Giant Billiard Table, as well as enroute visit to River Nithi and Nithi falls. Dinner and overnight rest at the camp

DAY 2 Lake Ellis-Mintos Camp/hut

Start: Lake Ellis (3455m)

Finish: Mintos Camp (4200m)

Altitude: ↑ 745m

Walking time: 6-7h


-Lunch & overnight at mintos

In the morning, have breakfast  and follow the trail through heather and the golden moorland, arriving after 30 minutes in one of the streams that drain into the Nithi falls- appoint where you can refill your water bottles as well as taking the first stop over. After then you will  ascend steeply, leaving Lake Ellis region and after 2-3 hours, you will reach at the junction between traditional Chogoria route and the path. It is at this point that you will have a lunch break, with beautiful scenery of Lake Michealson seen at a glance.

After lunch, continue further up to Mintos Camp, where you can see Lenana and Batian peaks on a clear day

In-case, you still have the ability to trek around, you can walk around the camp to visit the Mintos Tarn and also down to the Temple-to watch the beautiful rock formation that is situated 20 minutes beneath the camp. Return for dinner at the camp, and later on an overnight rest.

Day 3: Minto`s – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- Old Moses camp.

Start climbing at 03:00 am, and continue for about 3 hours up to Point Lenana (4985mreaching in time when the sun begins to rise, enjoy great moment taking photo graphs and celebrating your victory, after then slope down to Shipton’s camp for breakfast, then after another 5 hours gentle descent as you enjoy scenic beauty of the moorlands passing via Mackinder’s valley to old Moses camp (3,300m) for dinner and overnight

Start: Mintos Camp (4200m)

Finish: Point Lenana (4985m) – Shipton’s Camp (4200m) – Old Moses Camp (3300m)

Altitude: ↑ 785m ↓ 1685m

Walking time: 12-14h(24KM)

Day 4: Old Moses to Nairobi

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast, then descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate , where you will meet the driver guide who will take you back to  Nairobi.


Guarantee trek on confirmation.

Transfer to and from the base of the mountain from Nairobi in our 4×4 jeep

Full board accommodation while on the trek.

Meal plan as detailed in the itinerary

Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary

All park entrance fees to include government taxes

Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook

Treated water on the trek.

Start and finish in Nairobi


Meals outside the mountain

Other Items not mentioned above

Accommodation before/after the trek

Trekking gears


Items of personal nature





Thermal shirts

water proof T-shirts

Fleece jacket

Rain coat

Wind jacket / Down jacket


2 Trousers (quick dry and light)

Hard Shell Summit pants

3 Thermal bottoms

Rain trousers

Gloves (woollen and waterproof)

Shorts (optional)


Thin socks

Thick socks (synthetic or wool – 4 to 5 pairs)

Hiking boots (water proof, strong, light – a size big enough to allow multiple layers of socks)

Sandals or slippers (after the hike and for allowing your feet to relax)

Sleeping bag

Porter’s bag (having all your gear and carried for you by the porter)

Day pack (the climber’s bag having all requirements the climber needs)



Water bottle (2 litres preferably)

Hot Water Bottle – to keep warm at night

Head torch & extra batteries

Toiletries (include wet wipes, since bathing is difficult due to low temperatures)


Hiking pole / walking stick

Energy sweets and snacks


Always have a positive attitude when climbing