Sirimon Route is considered by many to present Mount kenya one of the easiest route to reach point lenana.
The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather Alpine flowers and lobelia in higher elevetions.
Naro-Moru route also considered one of the quickest route to decend. Mt Kenya- Africa second highest mountain-offers a choice of exciting treks and climbs through ist varied scenery of volcanic ridges, deep valleys and rugged Landscap.
To climb Mount Kenya is an experience of a life time highly recommended to the adventurous traveler willing to forego some of life luxuries for a few days . Point Lenana (4985m) can be achieved by any physically fit person and no climbing experience is necessary.
Day 1: Nairobi To Nanyuki Town
Around 0800hours After breakfast transfer to nanyuki by road.upon arrival at Hotel/lodge check –in and lunch follows. Later you have the option of visiting sweetwaters Game reserve for a game drive, enjoy a complimentary tour of the equator etc.
There are attraction in this town like P. C. E. A, Nanyuki spinners and weavers ( a women self help project) where they produce wall mats,scurf’s, tablemats etc using wool products.
Dinner and overnight at a Hotel/lodge in Nanyuki
Day 2: Nanyuki – Sirimon Gate (2650 Meters)-Old Moses Hut (3300 Meters)
After Breackfast at the Lodge, depart Nanyuki together with mountain crews to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Mt. Kenya. The trekking distance from Sirimon to old Moses camp is 9 kilometers and take about 3 to 4 hours .
As you hike to old Moses Camp (judmeier), you will go through a beautifully forest with East Africa Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus Trees and the giant Hygenia Trees. From judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks.
Dinner and overnight at old moses camp
Day 3: Old Moses Camp To Shiptons Camp
Weke up time is 0600 hours breakfast before before you depart for Shiptons camp. This is about 6 to 8 hours hike(14 km ) crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeo Peaks. And a great view of Nanyuki Town and Beautiful terrain. Shipton’s camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt. Kenya .
Dinner and overnight at shiptons Hut
Day 4: Shiptons Camp
In morning around 0800hours After breakfast in Shipton’s Camp proceed with the trail that leads to Kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg col at 4590M.
We will descend into the upper hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of the ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beauty series of rock ledges. We will descend to Shipton’s camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Hut
Day 5: Shipton’s Hut – Lenana Summit (4985 Meters) –Met Station Campsite
Wake up very early in the morning Exactly at 0200 Hours to prepare yourself and take pre breakfast at 0230Hours. Leave Shiptons at 1500 hours to attempt The summit (a journey that takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the summit).
Point Lenana is the 3rd highest peak on Mount Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down back to Mackinder’s camp for a full breakfast. Here the Guide will give you a hour to relax before you proceed to Met station campsite for lunch, Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Met Station Campsite – Nairobi
Soon as you finish your breakfast at 0830hours you will walk down to Naro moru gate where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Naro Moru town. If your too exhausted, we organize for you a vehicle (at an extra cost) to drive you down from met ststion camp to Naromoru town where you will have a short break to say Kwaheri (good bye) to your climbin Team. Drive Back to Nairobi where your tour ends.
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- One senior and assistant Guides
- All Park entrance fees
- Accommodation based on full board while in the mountain( breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
- Camping fees
- Drinking water
- Vegetarian Food
- Transfer to and fro Nairobi – Mt Kenya – Nairobi
- Soft drinks
- 2.Tips for the cook, Guide and porters.