Safari Overview

5 day mount kenya climb sirimon route


Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi in shared transport for the Mount Kenya area – arrive in Nanyuki late afternoon. Afternoon acclimatize and prepare for Mount Kenya Climb. Dinner and overnight at a camp

Day 2: Nanyuki – Judmier Camp.

– Distance 9 Km
– Walking hours 3-4 hours
– Meters above sea level 860m
After breakfast Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D

Day 3:Judmier Camp – Shipton Camp.

– Distance 14 Km
– Walking hours 6-7 hours
– Meters above sea level 900m
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the route crosses the Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B, L, D

Day 4: Shiptons – Point Lenana – Old Moses Camp.

– Distance 14 Km
– Walking hours 6 hours
– Meters above sea level 785m
Leave at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving at point Lenana at 6:30 am, taking about 3hrs. After sunrise, descend down to Shiptons 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Judmier Camp, 3300 m, for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 5: Old Moses – Nanyuki – Nairobi

Descend 2hr, to the park gate to get your transfer to Nanyuki town to connect shared transport back to Nairobi.

Tour Details

Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish Nairobi
• Treated water on the trek.
• On completion, successful climb Certificate

• Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/drinks, and climbing gears
• Tips to your guide, porter and cook
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature