5 Days Mt Kenya climb Sirimon route termed as “easy climb”. It is a 5-Days 4-nights to Point Lenana 4,985m asl, and back. Accommodation in Old Moses camp, Shipton’s camp via Mackinder’s valley. Sunrise from Mt Kenya.
Sirimon route is considered by many to represent one of the easiest routes in Mt Kenya 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.
Pick up from your hotel/ residence or at the airport on arrival processed through the rich agricultural highlands of central Kenya to Nanyuki. On arrival in Nanyuki, you will meet your team of mountain crew and be transferred to Sirimon park gate 2,650m asl. Park registration and formalities will be done while picnic lunch is prepared. Walkthrough the rain forest for 9km (3-4 hrs) to the first mountain hut, Old Moses Camp (3,300 m).
Day 2 – Old Moses Camp – Shipton’s Camp.
After breakfast at Old Moses, continue climbing through Mackinder’s valley to the second hut, Shipton’s hut (4,200m) for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch will be provided en-route.
Day 3 – Acclimatization day at Shipton’s Camp.
You will have a full day of acclimatization by climbing neighbouring ridges and sleeping at a lower altitude. You can hike to the base of the peaks where technical climbing starts. You can also decide to have a rest at the camp. All meals will be at the camp. This will be an acclimatization day to give you more chances of making it to the summit of point Lenana.
Day 4 – Accent day.
Have a pre-breakfast tea at 2:30 am before summit attempt -point Lenana 4,985m at 3:00 am. This section is a steep hard slog to the summit. On a very clear day, you should see Mt Kilimanjaro to the south. Upon reaching the summit, take photos with a 360° panoramic view. Descend to Shipton’s camp for a hot full breakfast and soon after descending to old Moses camp with picnic lunch en route. Check-in at Old Moses camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Old Moses Camp – Nairobi.
After breakfast, hike from old Moses to catch transport to at the gate. You will have an early lunch in Nanyuki before proceeding to Nairobi where the tour ends with a drop of at the airport or at your pick up point.