5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing – Sirimon down Sirimon

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This is the most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya climbing though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier. The route provides the easiest and most scenic access to the northern side of mount Kenya central peaks. This sectin of Mount Kenya includes Batian, Nelion and Lenana.

Day 1: Nairobi – Mt Kenya

After breakfast we pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Nanyuki hotel for lunch. After lunch proceed to Sirimon Park gate (2600m) for park entry fees formalities. Begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest ascending 700m bypassing the bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)

Day 2: Old Moses Camp – Shiptons Camp

After an early breakfast commence a 6-7 hour trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain as you cover a 900m. ascend in 6-7 hours. The moorland walk takes you across hills and valleys in the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain hyrax. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp (4200m)

Day 3: Shiptons Camp – Mackinder’s Camp

Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder’s camp (4,300m) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m)

Day 4: Mackinder’s Camp – Attempt Point Lenana (4985m) – Shipton’s Camp

Leaving the camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep screen slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985-masl), the hikers’ summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (4200m) for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp (4200m)

Day 5: Shipton’s Camp – Nyanyuki / Nairobi

Have early breakfast before your descend to Sirimon roadhead (2600m) in 4-5 hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to Nanyuki Hotel for a hot shower and lunch then return to Nairobi.


1) Accommodation as specified in itinerary 2) Meals as indicated on itinerary 3) Meet and Greet at airport during entry and exit 4) 4X4 safari landcruiser or Schedule flight (where indicated) 5) Park entry fees 6) Emergency medical evacuation insurance 7) * Activities as specified on itinerary


1) All international flights and taxes 2) Gratuities and all items of a personal nature 3) Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary 4) Premium Drinks, Cigars 5) Visa fees (if required) 6) Travel & Personal accident insurance cover 7) Excursions not specified e.g. balloon rides etc


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