TREKKING THE SIRIMON ROUTE ON MOUNT KENYA 

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 Climb – Sirimon Route Distance: 53 km | Difficulty: Moderate  | Start/Finish: Nairobi   Sirimon Route Summary Mount Kenya is East Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.   This Mount Kenya climbing route is much more scenic than Naro Moru route.

4-day 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 helps in arranging for an extra day at an additional fee. Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route

4-day Sirimon route hiking itinerary and price:

Please find to follow the 4-day trek program. This can also be used as an acclimatization hike for those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – East Africa:  

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 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 Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D  

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp, 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent – Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Route

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 Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D  

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

Attempting the summit at Lenana Peak. Leave early morning at 3am 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 Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast. Then hike further 4hrs down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, B,L,D

Day 4: Judmaier Camp/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 to Nanyuki Town for lunch. This will be followed by vehicle transfer back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L

4-Day Sirimon Route – Mount Kenya hiking & Climbing

Tour cost: US$ 690 per person

Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.

• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Treated water on the trek.
• On completion, successful climb Certificate• Start and finish Nairobi

Excluded:
• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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