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4-Day Mount Kenya Climbing via Sirimon route

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Tour Details

Sirimon route is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Park entry fees
  • All accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Complementaries

  • Drinking Water
  • Travel Magazine
  • Gift Coupon
What to Expect

Upon touchdown at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome by our driver/guide who will transport you to your hotel to relax and recharge during your stay in Kenya’s capital.

  • Warm Reception
  • Well maintained fleet
  • Wildlife including Big Five
  • Comfortable Accommodation
Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi to Nanyuki - Old Moses Camp

At 0630hrs Pickup from hotel/airport/pickup point, then departure for Nanyuki Town which takes about 3 hours. On arrival, a short break then finalizes with the crew and purchase groceries and consumables. Thereafter proceed to the Sirimon Gate, this normally takes about 1 hour. On arrival at the gate have lunch and formalize the entry and then the trekking starts right from the gate and walk through the rain forest for 9 km (3-4 hrs walk) to the first mountain hut – Old Moses Camp, altitude 3300m, for dinner and overnight.
Main Destination:
• Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
• Old Moses Camp Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya
Meals & Drinks:
• Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2Old Moses - Shiptons Camp

At 0630hrs Early morning breakfast, afterwards re-arrange your bags then we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, 3990m. Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch along the valley on top of the cliff. After lunch we will have 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just below the main peak of Batian and Nelion this normally takes 7-8hrs to get to the Shipton Camp. On arrival you will find your cup of hot coffee or tea is ready as our crews always goes ahead to make sure the services are provided always on time. After refreshments have a short walk for acclimatizing and then descend to the Camp as you wait for the dinner to be served. Dinner and overnight in Shipton Camp 4200m. The weather at this camp sometimes may go below 10 degrees depending with the climate.
Main Destination:
• Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
• Shiptons Camp (Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast, Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3Shipton Hut - Point Lenana - Old Moses

Wake up call at 0130hrs, a cup of hot coffee or hot tea will be served but keep it right to avoid constipation due to slow digestion, then we start the Alpine ascent to the highest peak Point Lenana 4985m (17,058ft). Trekking starts at 0200hrs, taking 3-4 hours to reach Point Lenana (the hikers summit) in time to watch the sunrise. This is the most challenging bit of Mount Kenya Trekking and will require a strong mind, will power as well as the spirit of Adventure to reach to the summit. On a clear day you can see the snowcapped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the South, Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. We normally get to the summit around 0600hrs before the sunrise, take as many photos/videos as you can and then descend back to Shipton’s Camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will have 2 hours rest as you prepare to descend further to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight.
Main Destination:
• Mount Kenya
Accommodation:
• Shiptons Camp (Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
• Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4Old Moses - Nairobi

This day will be a great day for the trekkers, take your breakfast around 0800hrs, then start descending to the Park gate. Upon arrival at the gate you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to Nanyuki then proceed to Nairobi arriving late afternoon for your hotel/airport/pickup point to the next destination.
Main Destination:
• Nairobi
Accommodation:
• No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)