4 Days Sirimon Route

4 Days Sirimon Route is for those with fewer days to spare. Sirimon route is considered by many to represent one of the easiest routes to reach point Lenana.

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 to Sirimon Gate
Pick up at your hotel/ residence at 07:00 am and drive through the fertile agricultural Central Highlands to Nanyuki by 10.00 am. You will have a short break as you do your last-minute shopping as this is the last town before you start your Trek. Meet your mountain crew and proceed to Sirimon Gate 2,650m for registration and formalities. Picnic lunch will be served here before starting the hike through the rain forest to Old Moses Camp at 3,300m. Dine and overnight in the camp {bunkhouses}

Day 2: Old Moses-Shipton’s Camp
Early breakfast is served at 6:30 am. Hike through the Likii and Mackinder’s Valleys to Shipton’s Camp at 4,200m. Picnic lunch is served en route. The distance to Shipton’s Camp from old Moses camp is 17kms and it takes 6-7 hours. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Point Lenana-Old Moses Camp
Wake up at 2:30 am and enjoy tea and biscuits before proceeding to Point Lenana at 4,985m. This takes 3 hours, arriving in time for sunrise. If the weather is clear and permitting you will see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south. Descend to Shipton’s Camp for a full breakfast. Leave at 10:00 am for Old Moses. Dine and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Old Moses to Nairobi
After breakfast, leave the camp for the Sirimon Park gate. The morning descend is 9kms long. Drive to Nanyuki town and bid farewell to the mountain crew. Afterwards, drive back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.