The Sirimon route features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options..
This peak circuiting program offers some of the finest mountain trekking experience in East Africa!.
The vast bulk of the snow capped Mt. Kenya looms over the entire region of the central Kenya.
The mountain is part of the central highlands. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and in Africa after the Mt. Kilimanjaro.
For hikers, point Lenana at 4,895 m is the destination.
This is accessed from different routes depending on your availability of time, budget and hiking experience.
The view en-route, the physical exertion and the rough climbing experience combine to bring out a well-deserved sense of accomplishment to the climbers.
We undertake Mt. Kenya climbing expeditions on all routes.
Mount Kenya trekking 6 days 5 nights
After pick up in Nairobi drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate(2660m).
From the gate, we trek up through magnificent Montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp) for dinner and overnight.
This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.
Early morning start through Ontulili river up the spectacular mackinders valley via liki north ridge with picnic lunch en route arriving in Shipton camp in 7 hrs time.
This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier.
Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.
For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp.
Short walks / day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch.
Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!
From Shiptons camp the trail leads to Kami camp below the north face of Batian.
Continuing west southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg Col at 4590m.
We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the oblong and Hausberg tarns.
Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges.
We will descend to Mackinder’s camp for the night.
An early 2.30 am start for an attempt to reach point Lenana in time for sunrise.
The climb takes 4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon.
Descend to mintos hut for full breakfast.
After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas through the gorges valley for dinner & overnight.
You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and on to Nairobi arriving late evening.
Price GuideAll Prices are per person
|Number of Persons Booked||Price||1 person booked||$1150|
|2 persons booked together||$980|
|3 persons booked together or more||$945|
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