MOUNT KENYA TREKKING ADVENTURE VIA SIRIMON ROUTE
DURATION: 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS
TOUR TYPE: Adventure
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. The itinerary is based on starting and finishing the journey in Naro Moru but we can provide transfer from anywhere in Kenya and any accommodation in Nairobi.
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DAY 1 – MT KENYA – JUDMIER CAMPASITE
At 0600hrs you will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel (or Nanyuki)
and transferred to the Sirimon Park gate (alt.2700m). After a picnic
lunch; you start an acclimatization hike in the tropical woodland
occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an
elephant arriving at Old Moses camp (alt.3200m) in the early evening.
DAY 2 – MT KENYA LIKKI NORTH
After breakfast, we start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking
through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders
valleys arriving at Likki North Hut in the early afternoon. Lunch at
this camp and later take an acclimatization walk around the camp.
DAY 3 – MT KENYA SHIPTON’S CAMP
Start the hike of the steep slope towards Shipton’s camp (4200m)
arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels occurring along this
route are some of the spectacular views on Mt Kenya. Afternoon walk to
the Kami Hut and later get back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 -SHIPTON CAMP-LENANA PEAK-MET STATION
At 0230hrs you are woken up by the camp crew and have some tea and
biscuits. Start the attempt of the scree and rock to the summit- point
Lenana (alt.4985m), which is the highlight of our trip! After taking
photos with the sunrise, descend slowly down to Mackinder’s Camp for
breakfast. Then continue down the vertical bog to the Met Station
(alt.3050m). Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at Met
DAY 5 – MET STATION-NAROMORU GATE-NAIROBI
At 0800hrs depart the camp and walk through the bamboo forest to
connect with your transfer vehicle at the Naro Moru gate. From here
you head to Nairobi for a well-deserved shower!
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
Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Treated water on the trek.
Start and finish Nairobi
Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
Emergency evacuation cover USD. 24.00 from Amref
Meals outside the mountain
Other Items not mentioned above
Accommodation before/after the trek
Items of personal nature
Personal clothing and equipment (see equipment list)