Mount Kenya (Sirimon Route)from
The Mount Kenya hike is a challenging and enjoyable journey to the highest trekking and climbing peaks: Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft). From the summit, there is a beautiful view of the dramatic volcanic massif and the two highest peaks, Batian and Nelion, as well as long views over the central plains of Kenya. It has long been a popular and very attractive hike through an ancient landscape dotted with glaciers, rock spires, high tarns and some beautiful unique flora and fauna like the giant groundsels and the odd-looking rock hyrax which has evolved from the elephant.
There are three popular trekking routes: Naro Moru, Chogoria and Sirimon.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Medium Group
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft). Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya, now Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties,
The Cost Includes:
- Guides fee
- Porters to carry food and luggage
- Chefs fee
- Park fees & Accommodation
- Rangers fee
- All meals on the mountain
- Oxygen tanks
- First Aid Services
The Cost Excludes:
- Drinks of personal leisure
- Extra days
OLD MOSES CAMP
Depart from Nairobi at 8:30 am to Mt Kenya national park, a 3 hours drive. Lunch is served on arrival at the park. Trekking begins after lunch to old Moses camp which takes approximately 3-hours depending ones pace for a distance of 9.3 km.
Dinner and rest at old Moses camp(3300m).
Morning breakfast, at 7am then hike up to mackiinders Valley through Moorland. Lunch will be served along the trek. Approximate trekking time: 7 hours depending on your pace for a distance of 14.4km.
Dinner and rest at Shiptons camp which is 4200m.
Summit Lenana Peak and Discend to Old Moses Camp.
Early morning wakeup call at 2:30 am as we attempt to summit Lenana peak (4985M) at dawn to catch the early sunrise. The trek is approx. 3 hours.
Afterwards, we descend down to Shipton camp for breakfast which takes approximately time 1.5hrs.
We descend further down for approximately 4 1/2 hrs before Lunch is served. Then descend further down to bandas camp approx time 2 1/2hrs.
Dinner and rest at Old Moses camp. A Distance of 14KM.
Breakfast is served at 7:30 am, we trek down after breakfast through the forest for 2.5 hours over 10km distance to Sirimon gate.
You will be transferred back to Nairobi.
1- Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood , 1 Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down
2 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell
3- Long Sleeve thermal top
3 – Hiking Pants 1 – Fleece Pants
2 – Shorts (optional)
2 – Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric 3 – Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
2 – Sport Bra (women)
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth
1 – Balaclava or Buff, for face coverage
– Warm waterproof gloves
– Gloves, thin
– Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, brokenin
– Sneakers Shoes to wear after hiking
5 – Socks, wool or synthetic
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
1- Thernal Bottle
1 – Water Bladder (Camelbak type, 3 liters)
Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate.
1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons
1 – Trekking Poles, collapsable (highly recommended)
1- Head lamp, with extra batteries
1 – Duffel Bag, 50-90L, for porters to carry your equipment.