4 Days Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route

Sirimon Route Summary

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The Sirimon Route of Mount Kenya Trek is very scenic.

The Sirimon Route is an accessible and enjoyable hiking route on Mount Kenya and well within the capabilities of fit hill walkers, offering a varied trek from the cultivated lowlands, through unique glacier-sculpted alpine heath and up to jagged volcanic peaks and glistening glaciers near the peak of Point Lenana.

4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing – Sirimon Route

Distance: 53 km | Difficulty: Moderate | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Sirimon route is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climbing up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki Town. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.   Attempting the summit can be done in 4 days hiking. Those with additional time can opt to spare an extra night at Liki North Camp in between Old Moses Camp and Shipton Camp. The summit at Lenana Peak can be reached in 4 days hiking as per the below itinerary. However, we recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base in Nanyuki town. Mount Kenya Climbing can help in arranging for an extra day at an additional fee. Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route.

4-day Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon route hiking itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Old Moses Hut), 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi early morning at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Mount Kenya National Park Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the Sirimon Park Gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Old Moses Hut, 3300m for dinner and overnight. Lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Old Moses Hut/ Shipton Hut, 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley. From the valley, there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut. Full board

4 Days Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route

Day 3: Shipton Hut/Point Lenana/Old Moses Hut), 9-10hrs, 21km

Attempting the summit at Lenana Peak. Leave early morning at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. Arrival at Point Lenana (Lenana Peak) is at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shiptons Hut, 2hrs, for breakfast. Then descend for a further 4hrs down to Old Moses Hut for dinner and overnight. Full board

Day 4: Old Moses Hut/Sirimon/Nairobi, 2-3hrs, 9km

After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2~3 hours to reach Sirimon Gate to sign out of Mount Kenya National Park. From Sirimon park gate, you will now connect with your transport for Nairobi to arrive around 4 pm. Breakfast and lunch.

• Transfer to and from Nairobi to the base of Mount Kenya.
• Full board (included breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation whilst on Mount Kenya Trek.

• Accommodations using Mountain Huts as per the itinerary.
• All park entrance fees for the Mount Kenya National Park.

. Services of a professional Mount Kenya Trekking Guide.
• Services porters and skilled cook during the Trek.
• Treated water on the trek.

• Mount Kenya Trekking Equipment.
• Items of personal nature

4 Days Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route