3 Days 2 Nights Mt Kenya – Sirimon Route Trekking Safari

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 3 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING (POINT LENANA) SIRIMON ROUTE 2023

3 days Mount Kenya Climbing (Lenana Peak) Sirimon Route. The 3 days Mt. Kenya climbing along sirimon route to Lenana point Starts from Nairobi to old Moses Camp on day 1, then to Shipton’s camp on day 2 and point Lenana down to old Moses camp reaching Nairobi on day 3.

The Sirimon Route is the most reachable and interesting route to climb Mount Kenya and even fit for beginners. The route is more spectacular than Naromoru and it is located on the the drier side of the mountain which the best treks. On this 3 days Mount Kenya Climbing along the sirimon route, you will hike  up through forest into a wide ridge to the summit area. The route starts  from the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the hut accommodation are the best on this side of the mountain.

Overview

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3 DAYS MT. KENYA – SIRIMON ROUTE
Departs daily
Duration: 3 days
Distance: 53 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary
Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry 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.

Mt. Kenya 3 Days Sirimon

CONQUER MT. KENYA VIA SIRIMON

Day 1:  Nairobi to Old Moses Camp (3,300m)
Driving Time: 4hours Hiking Duration: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 9km Ascent: 860m
Leave Nairobi early at 0600hrs and drive north past central highlands to the Mt. Kenya Sirimon gate. At the gate, we will go through the park check-in process as you prepare your bags and enjoy a picnic lunch. The walk starts at the Sirimon gate following the road up the tropical rain forest to the heather region. Our first camp for the night is at Old Moses camp. The shining lights of Nanyuki town are beautiful on a clear night from this camp.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Old Moses Camp to Shipton Camp(4,200m)
Hiking duration: 6-7hrs
Distance: 14km Ascent:900m
After breakfast, we set off at 0800hrs following the narrow track towards the new weather station. After the weather station, the route forks right leaving the Likii North route to cross a series of valleys to Mackinder Valley. From here the peaks are clear all the way to the camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Shipton Camp to Point Lenana (4,895m) to Old Moses Camp) to Nairobi
Hiking Duration:
 9hrs Distance: 21km
Rise early for tea and light snacks at 0300hrs. Commence the steep climb via the ridge between the peaks towards Hall Tarn. Arrive at Lenana peak at 0630hrs in time for sunrise. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp for breakfast before proceeding down to Old Moses Camp where you will be picked by the driver to Nairobi.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Due to the nature of the exercise, you need to prepare your body well. It is recommended you do daily cardio-based exercises before the hike. We have prep hikes organized every weekend & private on weekdays for your support and it would be great to attend them.

FOOD & SNACKS

Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks like cookies, biscuits, and fruits. You should also bring your own energy snacks for the duration of the hike. Based on your preference, you can consider nuts, candy, energy bars, soda/beverage, Energy Sachets, Apples, and fruits. Main meals are prepared and served at camp. They include common starch, vegetables, soup, and meat. Any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, non-beef must be communicated in advance.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi - Mt Kenya

Pick up from your hotel and drive from Nairobi through central Kenya and proceed towards Nyeri with a nice view of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares ranges in clear weather. You will have a brief stop over at the Equator near Nanyuki the base town before getting into town where you will pick the other team of cook, porters and also food supplies. Proceed to Sirimon park gate 2,650m. After a picnic lunch and clearing with the park authority, you will star t the hike through the forest accompanied by your guides, cook and porters to Old Moses camp 3,300m. ( 3-4 hrs walk).

Day 2
Mt Kenya - Fullday

After breakfast, leave the camp with your packed lunch and start the hike through the moorland viewing high attitude flowers, animals and birds to Shipton camp 4,200m. ( 6-7hs).

Day 3
Mt Kenya - Nairobi

This will be the longest day on the trip. Take an early morning tea and at around 3.00 am start the climbing along a lose scree which sometimes of the year is covered with snow to reach the summit of Lenana 4,985m. ( 3hrs) the third peak in Mt. Kenya to catch the sunrise and after a superb view from the summit as far as Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, descend back to Shipton camp (2hrs) for breakfast. After the breakfast, descend down to Old Moses where you will connect a transfer car off the mountain to Nanyuki where you will drop the porters and then drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening.

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3 Days 2 Nights Mt Kenya – Sirimon Route Trekking Safari
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