Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Just got back from Mt. Kilimanjaro with my son (we both made it to the peak) and the experience exceeded my expectations in every regard. It was better that I had hoped for and I want to thank you very much for all the assistance, hand holding, and help before the trip. I had never done anything like this, but I can't wait to try it again.

Kurt Welton | USA

Mount Kenya Ascent

Mt Kenya is regarded as the most visually stunning of the ice-capped African peaks and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including leopard, elephant and buffalo. The ascent is an exhilarating and diverse trek, with relatively few hikers compared to Kilimanjaro. Many would argue that Mount Kenya, whilst not being as high as Kili, is certainly the more enjoyable, interesting and dramatic of the two mountains. The Chogoria/Sirimon Route offers the best combination of alpine scenery and acclimatisation as we ascend via spectacular Lake Michaelson and Lake Ellis to the trekking peak of Kenya, at Point Lenana (4985m). Our traverse continues to the north where we descend the stunning Sirimon trail with dramatic views.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Nairobi
DAY 2 Drive to Mt Kenya National Park
DAY 3 Ascend Mt Kenya via Lake Ellis (3500m)
DAY 4 Trek to Lake Michaelson (4000m)
DAY 5 Trek to Simba Tarn (4560m)
DAY 6 Ascend Point Lenana (4985m), descend via Mackinders Valley to Old Moses Camp
DAY 7 Descend Sirimon Valley to gate and transfer to Nairobi where the trip concludes

traveller reviews

MOST MEMORABLE PART: The guide who was extremely knowledgeable, and the beautiful rugged nature of Kenya.

J. de Graaf Crows Nest, NSW Australia

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Trip Code: MKA
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  05 August 2017
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price: £1,590.00 GBP

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Your trip price includes:
Park & entry fees valued at: $315 USD
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