3 Days climbing Sirimon route

3-days climbing Sirimon route is a marathon trekking and it is done by trekkers who have prior climbing experience but have no time to stay longer in the mountain.
Overview:

Mount Kenya has been thought of and held in reverence by the local communities as God`s residence. The snow on the peaks astonished the explorers who could not figure out its existence right at the equator. The roads were initially dug for military purposes to help access the forest to flush out Maumau freedom fighters. The mountain has not escaped the attention of notable filmmakers who shot awarding cinemas and documentaries. {Nowhere in Africa, The Night Climbers of Cambridge, No Picnic on Mt Kenya, are just but a few.} Book writers have also written with some best-selling titles “The Ascent” 

Mt Kenya was recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and later to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt Kenya is regarded as the most visually stunning of the ice-capped African peaks and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including leopard, elephant, and buffalo. The ascent is an exhilarating and diverse trek, with relatively few hikers compared to Kilimanjaro. Many would argue that Mt. Kenya, whilst not being as high as Kilimanjaro, is certainly the more enjoyable, interesting, and dramatic of the two mountains.

Sirimon route is considered by many to represent one of the easiest routes to reach point Lenana. The route is on the dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old-growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, alpine flowers, and lobelia at higher elevations.

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses camp(Judimier)

After your breakfast depart to Nanyuki passing through the central region the fertile land of Agikuyu to the slopes of mount Mt Kenya, arrive in time for lunch in one of the hotels in Nanyuki as you will be having your lunch we will be shopping for food for the rest of trekking days up in the mountain. Later proceed to Sirimon gate Altitude 2650m A.S.L, here you will be ready to start your 9 kilometres trek to the first camp Old Moses via tropical rainforest dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp 3,300m. asl

Day 2: Old Moses camp – Shipton’s camp via Mackinder’s valley

After early breakfast, hike to Shipton`s camp through Mackinder`s valley. Lunch served en-route. Elevation attained nine hundred{ 900m} to 4,200m a.s.l. Dinner and overnight in the bunkhouse.

 

Day 3: Shipton camp – Point Lenana – Nairobi

After a light breakfast at 02:00hrs ascend to our main trekker`s Point Lenana for sunrise at 06:30hrs. A short photo session marking the climax of the hike. Descend to Shipton camp for full breakfast after a half an hour relaxing procced further down via Mackinder valley lunch at Old Moses camp, descend 9km more at the Sirimon park gate, and connect your vehicle to Nairobi or your next destination.

What to bring:

Sleeping bag; one rated four (4) season is fine. The bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm

  • Rain Trouser
  • Rain Jacket [Poncho]
  • Balaclava [Hat Woollen]
  • Warm Clothes down jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Hiking Boots
  • Gloves
  • Walking Sticks
  • Head Torch
  • Sunglasses
  • First Aid box
  • Ruck Suck 65L (duffel bags are unacceptable) to be carried by porters
  • Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects]
  1. Optional comfort accessories;

Walking poles, hot water bottle, Bivy bag

Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather

4: Passport/Identification Card {ID}

5: Personal travel/ medical insurance

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