Five Day Sirimon Route Mount Kenya Climb

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana. The mountain is becoming increasingly popular with mountaineers from all over the world(Reinhold Messner)the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen did much of his high altitude and ice training on Mt Kenya.

The main central peaks, Batian and Nelion, requires rope and ice axes, and a certain degree of proficiency; Lenana is suitable for all climbers; The four main routes to the are; Narumoru, Sirimon and Timau tracks, they are on the western slopes; Chogoria is on the eastern slopes. One can take a circular route or use a different track on the return leg. Vegetation varies from dense forest and Bamboo jungle to gnarled hagenis trees draped with” old mans beard”

  • Departs: Daily
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Nairobi hotel or JKIA Airport
  • Departure Time: 07:30am
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights (approx.)
  • Return details: Tour concludes with drop off at your flight or hotel. Please note safaris return between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, therefore we recommend if you are departing Nairobi the same day you do not book a flight any earlier than 8:00pm.

Day 1

0800hrs pick at a city center hotel in Nairobi and drive to Sirimon park gate via Nanyuki. Then hike in 3hrs for 9km to old moses camp(3300m) for dinner and  overnight.(Meal plan L,D)

Day 2

Breakfast and then hike via Mackinders valley to Shiptons Camp(4200m)  for 5-7hrs arriving in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight on full board

Day 3

This is an acclimatization day-Climb high and sleep low. Hike up to 4700m and then back to Shiptons Camp for lunch. Spend the whole  afternoon relaxing. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp.

Day 4

Summit Day: Wake up early in the morning 2:30am. Have some tea and  cookies, start hiking at around 3:00am to Lenana Point(4985m) getting  there on time at around 6:00am to catch up with the sunrise. Take photos  and then drop down to Mintos Camp for your breakfast. After breakfast drop further for 7hrs to Chogoria Bandas arriving there late afternoon for dinner and overnight

Day 5

Early morning breakfast, then drop further via the Bamboo rain  forest.Walk for 10km and then catch up with 4 wheel drive if the road is  accessible to drop Chogoria Village for Lunch and then connect your car back to Nairobi via Nanyuki. End of service