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Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse (Mount Kenya Summit)

A Short Story About the Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse


Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse is a Mount Kenya Expedition to Lenana Peak. This is the Ultimate four-day trek up Mount Kenya that starts at Mount Kenya Sirimon Gate and ends at the Chogoria Gate.As you ascend to the Lenana peak, leaving the ordinary world behind, you’ll be met with panoramic vistas, lakes, flora, and fauna that take your breath away and challenge your limits. Traverse rugged landscapes, navigate through mountain passes, and conquer the unknown as you finish your acclimation journey that will redefine your perception of the possible. This will be a journey of personal growth and triumph, and reflect on the program experiences. As you reach the summit, you will close this chapter of the program and open the door to new horizons, ready to face whatever mountains and life have to offer with a newfound resilience.

The hike begins at Mount Kenya Sirimon Gate and ends at Chogoria Gate. The maximum hiking elevation gain will be approximately 2035m.

Are you ready to Join in the final steps of this remarkable program and create memories that will last a lifetime? Join us for the High Altitude Traverse Hike and experience the thrill of achievement, the beauty of nature, and the power of closing one chapter to begin another. Your adventure awaits!

The Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse Stats


Approximate Distance: 49km

Time: 4 days

Maximum Elevation: 4985m

Difficulty: Tough (for fit hikers)

Itinerary


Day 1
  • Leave Nairobi at 8:00 a.m
  • Have lunch at Nanyuki town.
  • Proceed to Sirimon gate for registration and hike to Old Moses camp.
  • Relax, and have supper.
  • Camp for the night.
  • This day, there will be an elevation gain of 1505m from Nairobi.
  • The hiking distance is approximately 9km.
Day 2
  • Breakfast.
  • Pack water and lunch.
  • Start the day’s ascent to Shiptons camp (at 4200m).
  • Arrive, have a snack, and relax.
  • Take dinner and sleep for an early rise at 2:00 a.m. for the summit push.
  • There will be an elevation gain of 900m on this day.
  • The hiking distance is approximately 14km.
Day 3
  • Light breakfast at 2:00 a.m.
  • Start the trek at 3:00 a.m.
  • Slow push to the summit.
  • Twenty minutes breathtaking moment at the summit.
  • Start the descent to Mintos Hut (at 4300m) for breakfast.
  • Later, continue the descent to Lake Michelson campsite (at 4000m).
  • This day will attract an elevation gain of 695m and a loss of 985m.
  • The hiking distance is approximately 8.5km.
Day 4
  • Take breakfast.
  • Trek to Chogoria Gate.
  • Wrap-up as we clear with the team handover of belongings.
  • Leave for Nairobi.
  • This day will attract an elevation loss of 2205m.
  • The hiking distance is approximately 16km.

What to Wear During the Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse


We have a gear checklist here that provides the appropriate gear. Knowing that the weather keeps changing in the mountains is also vital. Therefore, it is about adding and removing layers as you move.

See more details on how to prepare for this hike and the steps to take after the hike to ease the after-hike effects here.

Ticket


  • East Africa Community Citizens/Kenyan Residents (EA)- Kes. 40,000
  • Rest of Africa Citizens (RA)- Kes. 70680
  • International Visitors (IV)- Kes.85400

See what the tickets mean and what they include here.

Booking the Sirimon-Chogoria Traverse


Reserve a slot by paying at least Kes.10000 to M-Pesa Buy Goods Till number 9754473 (Hikers Arena Limited) and clear the balance 2 days before. Ticket refund policy applies.

Inquiries and Updates


For inquiries and updates, click here. We also recommend you join the Hikers Arena Hiking Community Whatsapp group (Click here to join) to keep up to date with our activities and upcoming events.

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Date

Jul 11 - 14 2024

Time

All Day

Cost

KES 40,000.00

Location

Sirimon
Nanyuki

Organizer

Hikers Arena
Website
www.hikersarena.co.ke

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