7 Days Mt. Kenya Sirimon Route

Climbing Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet)

Trekking

As the word is defined, go on a long arduous and memorable journey.

$ 1,850

Price from $1,850 / person

OVERVIEW

The Sirimon Route can be combined with a decent of the Chogoria Route for best effect. Combining the Chogoria with the Sirimon Route is, in our opinion, the best way to experience Mount Kenya. Whilst a little more expensive than going up and down the same route, it's certainly worthwhile as you experience 2 very different sides of the mountain. We tend to find that you'll look forward to the downward journey far more than if you were covering the same ground twice - you have the same feeling of discovery as on the way up. 7 days 6 nights is recommended for Sirimon-Chogoria.

Itinerary;

Day 1: Nairobi to Old Moses Camp (3440 m, 3 to 4 hours and 700 m).

Transfer about 3 hours by private transport to the entrance of Mount Kenya National Park at Sirimon Gate and trek to Old Moses Camp,

 

Day 3: Old Moses Camp to Shipton Camp (4236 m, 7 hours and 950 m).

Walk up to the Ontulili river valley and the spectacular Mackinders valley, till Shipton camp for dinner and overnight,

 

Day 4: Shipton Camp – Mackinder’s Camp (4300 m).

For the better acclimatization, will make a turn to Mount Kenya massif in two days, crossing Husberg pass at 4591m, we’ll walk near lake Nanyuki and Lake Two Trans, before descending to Mackinder’s camp at 4300 meters, at the south west side of the massif.

 

Day 5: Mackinder’s Camp to Lenana Peak (4985 m) then Shipton Camp (4236 m).

Walk up to the Austrian hut at 4800 m.

From here we will make the final ascent to Lenana Peak at 4985 m. This is the main summit we’ll reach during this trek to Mount Kenya; afterwards we’ll descend to Shipton’s Camp.

 

Day 6: Shipton Camp to Meru Mt Kenya Bandas Lodge 7 to 8 hours.

After breakfast we’ll walk up to Simba pass by the Chogoria route, and down to Tarns and the spectacular Gorges valley, till Bandas Lodge where you can enjoy a shower and a beer!

 

Day 7: Bandas Lodge to Chogoria /Nairobi.

After a good breakfast we walk about 10 kilometers. Then a car picks us up and takes us to Nairobi.

2 hours of trekking and 3 hours by car.

Things to do (Optional)

  • Wildlife safaris to Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and other destinations, after/before the Mount Kenya climb can be arranged.

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON PACKAGE

  • 7 days Mt. Kenya Sirimon route
  • 6 nights’ accommodations in the hut during the hiking
  • All climbing gears and camping equipments
  • Full board meals during the hike
  • Emergency First Aid kit, including: Emergency Oxygen, stethoscope.
  • Airport transfers,/ Jomo Kenyatta Airport
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • All parks entrance fees and huts fees
  • Transfers from the hotel to the starting point at Sirimon gate
  • Mineral water
  • Hiking support team (Cook, assistant, porters)
  • Emergency Communications systems
  • Free pickup in residential house or hotel in Nairobi or Mombasa
  • Other dietary requirements on request

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ON PACKAGE

  • Guide, Cook and porters gratitude / tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Boiled / filtered water on the mountain. (Plastic water bottles are not permitted in the Park, so please be sure to bring and fill up your reusable water bottle on the first day of the hike).
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Accommodation /meals one night before the climbing and last day after the climb in case clients will prefer to overnight with an extra charges we can arrange.

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