5days Mt. Kenya Hikking Sirimon In-Sirimon Out-Route
Mt. kenya is at 5199m high, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. It consists of three distinct zones; the volcanic peak zone, the alpine zone, and lower slopes, with their thick forest and bamboo vegetation.Mount Kenya, straddling the equator, it's icy summit reaches to 5,199 m. The National Park consists of all areas above 3,200 m. The mountain actually consists of three distinct zones: the volcanic peak zone, with its endless glaciers and snowfields; the alpine zone, with its distinctive giant vegetation such as groundsels; and the lower slopes, with their thick forest and bamboo vegetation.Climbing Mount Kenya is a challenge requiring extensive mountain climbing skills. To climb to the highest peaks-Batian and Nelion, one requires ropes, ice-axes and other specialized climbing gear. The two peaks can be attempted by experienced climbers. Non-experienced climbers have managed to reach point Lenana 4,970 meters ( 16,300ft) commonly called the "Tourist Peak". Nevertheless, most visitors are able to reach the more accessible Point Lenana at 4985m and many visitors enjoy the simple high altitude walks.Animals like elephant, buffalo, antelope, lion and rare bongo can be found at the bottom of the mountain.Access to Mount Kenya National Park is by three routes: the Naro Moru Route; the Chogoria Route; and the Sirimon Route.The Naro Moru route is from the western slopes of the mountain, beginning in the small town of Naro Moru on the A2 Muranga - Nanyuki road. This route is very steep.
The Chogoria route begins near the small town by the same name, 2 kms to the west of the B6 Embu - Meru road, about 150 kms north of Nairobi. From Chogoria town, you must travel 6 kms to the forest gate and from the forest gate, a further 23 kms to the Park gate. The thick forest on the route to the Park gate are home to antelope and elephants, making this approach to the Park interesting for game enthusiasts, Sirimon route begins near the small town of Timau on the A2 Nanyuki - Isiolo road north of the mountain. The road to the Park gate leaves the main road 1 km from the bridge over the Sirimon River. This is the least used access point to the park because of the rough and hilly terrain it must pass through.
DAY1: NAIROBI to NANYUKI TOWN
Departure from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs(either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki and stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spend preparing for the hike. Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki lodge.
DAY2: NANYUKI TOWN to SIRIMON GATE,WALK to OLD MOSES CAMP
After breakfast transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.
DAY3: OLD MOSES to SHIPTON'S CAMP
After breakfast Hike to Shipton's camp (4200m )through Liki and Makinders valley for overnight (6 to 8 hrs hikes) 17 kms.
DAY4: SHIPTON'S CAMP to OLD MOSES
Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp for overnight.
DAY5: OLD MOSES WALK to THE PARK GATE,THEN TRANSFER TO NAIROBI
After breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your vehicle back to Nairobi or to your next destination.
None Resident Cost per person Sharing
Price for 1 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 2 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 4 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 6 person = US$ per person sharing
Included in the Budget Safari Cost;
• Transfer to and from Mt. Kenya
• Full board accommodation camping whilst on the trek.
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the booking
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook,
Excluded in the Budget cost:
• tips, sleeping bags while camping,the personal trekking gears and climbing gears,
• International flights,
• Visas to Kenya,
• Items of personal nature,
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary,