Three Days Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon Route


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ThreeDays Mount Kenya Climbing/hiking/trekking Sirimon Route
Mount Kenya climbing/hiking/trekking
Summary
Much more scenic than Naromoru which offers some of the finest walking. Climbing up through tropical rain forest with wild animals some of the animals
The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki .a three day trek is a marathon to those who want to summit on point lenana may be they are out of time and they want to conquer the second highest mountain in africa.Along the way you will cross Likii river and enter to Mackinder valley as you trek through the valley toward the peak you will be seing Lobellias plantations.Shipton camp is under the three majestic peaks The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)).Though Mount Kenya summit can be reached in three days as per the below
Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki - Old Moses Camp
Depart Nairobi at seven o'clock and drive to Nanyuki town arriving in time for lunch. As you have lunch the cook will be shopping for your food for the next four days. After lunch proceed to Sirimon park gate and after formalities start

trekking
a mount kenya peak view from old moses camp old moses camp 3300 meters a.s.l,
following the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heather land after about three hours arriving Oldmoses Camp for dinner and overnight.
2650 - 3300m, 3-4 hours hiking time, 9km, 750m ascent

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton Camp
Todays hike will take about six to seven hours crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks. And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton's camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak visible from the camp.
3300m - 4200m, 6-7 hours, 14km, 900m ascent

Day 3: Shipton - Point Lenana –Sirimon Gate
Wake up very early at 2:30am and have a light breakfast; coffee or tea with some bicuits, depart from camp with the aim of summiting point lenana. Hike up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana 4985meters above sea level at 6:30am, the hike takes about three hours. At the summit take photos of sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp for your full breakfast and further down to to sirimon gate and take your vehicle back to Nairobi or the next destination. The descent walk takes about 8hours.
4200m - 4985m - 3300m, 9-10 hours, 21km End of services


Price Includes:

  • Camping Equipment

  • Transport to and from the base of the mountain

  • Fullboard Accommodation on the mountain

  • Park Fees

  • services of an english speaking guide, porters and a cook

  • Rescue fee in case of an emergency

  • H.F Radio Communication

Price Excludes:

  • Hiking Equipments

  • International air transportation to and from Nairobi

  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance,laundry, beverages, tips e.t.c.

    Required Hiking Equipments
  • Sleeping Bag 15°C [4 seasons]

  • Rain Trouser

  • Rain Jacket [Poncho]

  • Balaclava [Hat Woolen]

  • Warm Clothes down jacket

  • Thermal underwear

  • Fleece Jacket

  • Hiking Boots

  • Gloves

  • Walking Sticks

  • Head Torch

  • Sunglases

  • Ruck Suck 65L [Carried by porters]

  • Day Pack 35 [For your personal effects]

NB:// - Mosquito nets are not required
- You only require bottled water on the 1st day. The rest of the days we usually boil or purify the water with purifing tablets and you just re fill your drinking bottles.
- Proper equipments are vital to safe and enjoyable trek.


 

 

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