Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.
Though Mount Kenya summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base in Nanyuki town. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
* Number 1 can be hired at Ksh 500 per day
* Number 2-5 can be hired at Ksh 200 per day
* Number 5 to 9 – you can carry them with you
B. Personal effects
c. Lunch on last day
This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
April 01- June 15
|2 people||US$ 625||US$ 600||US$ 575|
|4 people||US$ 585||US$ 560||US$ 550|
|6 people||US$ 585||US$ 560||US$ 550|
|2 people in private jeep||US$ 205.00 Per Person|
|4 people in private jeep||US$ 105.00 Per Person|
|6 people in private jeep||US$ 75.00 Per Person|
Sirimon and Sirimon Description:
Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt 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, alphine flowers and lobelia in higher elevations.Sirimon route also considered one of the quickest route to descend.
Day 1 Mt Kenya – Old Moses(9km – 3 to 4 hrs)
Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am to Nanyuki, which is normally a 4hrs drive, hence arriving at 12.00pm, then proceed to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon gate, picnic lunch will be provided. After lunch, follow the track uphill for 10 kms, forking left at the junction to reach Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300m.
The ascent from Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690m Dinner/overnight.
Day 2 Old Moses – Mackinders(13.5 km – 7 to 8 hrs)
After breakfast, ascend from Old-moses to the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking two hours. From here, follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shipton camp, a total of 8 hours from Old Moses to Shiptons camp at 4,200 m. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Shimpton Camp – Summit(2+2+13.5km – 5+1.5+5hrs)
Wake up at 2.30 am, have tea and biscuits, then leave at 3.00 am to the summit which normally takes 3 hours, this section is rocky and frozen scree. Continue
walking until you get to point Lenana 4,985 Metres at 6.30 in the morning for the sunrise. Then descend down to Shiptons camp for breakfast then after breakfast walk down to Old Moses for 5 hrs,dinner/overnight.
Day 4 Old Moses – Nairobi(9 km – 2 hrs)
After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous forest to reach Sirimon gate to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi.