SIRIMON ROUTE CLIMB – MOUNT KENYA 4DAYS TREK.
Knowing the Route:
Trekking Mount Kenya through Sirimon route is much more scenic than the other easiest Naromoru trail. Sirimon is on the drier side of Mount Kenya which offers some of the finest Walking especially during the dry season. Sirimon route goes 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.
Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 3-4hours, 9km, 860m ascent.
Around 7:00am, you will be picked from your hotel in Nairobi and driving through beautiful landscapes within Central Kenyan Highlands and countryside. After 3-4 hours, you will arrive at Nanyuki town and turn to the Sirimon gate 2440m, which is around 1 hour drive. After registration, your lunch will be served here and start the trek following the well marked trail as it meanders through the rain forest which becomes heath land in approximately 3 hours of trekking. Then the trail veers just right to arrive at Judmier Camp aka Old Moses Camp (3300m) for dinner and overnight (L, D).
Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7 hours, 14km, 900m ascent.
After breakfast at Old Moses Camp, you will start off the day with a walk up the trail to Shipton via Liki North junction and cross Ontulili River. Continue trekking, right contouring through Mount Kenya moorland and cross Liki North. Taking your way upwards to Mackinder’s Valley at which point you will have the best scenic and vistas of the mountain. Upwards of the Mackinder’s Valley, you will have clear views of the main peaks (Lenana, Nelion and Batian).From Mackinder’s valley; it will take 3-4 hours trek to a brief stop at Shipton Camp (4200m) for you overnight. Here is adviced to sleep early so as to catch enough sleep as the Summit attempt shall start shortly after midnight (B, L, and D).
Day 3: Shipton Camp/Point Lenana/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 9-10hrs, 21km ascent.
Wake up around 2:00am for beverage and biscuits. Around 3:00am, we start final push to the Summit: – which is the most difficult part due to the rock screed and steepness! Walk through the steep stony quarry cutting cliff towards lower Hall Tarns to arrive at Lenana Peak in time for the rewarding sunrise at 6.30am. It will take around 3 hours, and on a good clear day, you will have a great view of the Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. After photo and sunrise session start a 2 hours descent back to Shipton Camp for breakfast, then further down for more 4 hours to Old Moses Camp for the night (B, L, D).
Day 4: Judmaier Camp/Sirimon/Nairobi 2-3 hours/9km descent.
On this day, after breakfast, you will be making an easy 2 hours walk through Mount Kenya rainforest to reach Sirimon gate. Here you will be picked by our vehicle to Nanyuki town on the way to Nairobi, arriving around 2-3pm (B, L).
Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation,
Transfers to and from the mountain gates,
Accommodation Camps/huts on the mountain (B, L, D – breakfast, lunch, dinner),
All park entry fees including Government taxes,
Professional English Speaking guides/cooks/porters,
Start and finish in Nairobi.
Treated water on the trek.
Excluded in the price:
Laundry, Sleeping bags, beverages/drinks,
Accommodation before and after the trek,
Personal climbing gears like jackets, boots…,
Personal items like Visa,
Extras not detailed in the above Itinerary.