- Climbing Attempt Through Sirimon Route
- (The itinerary can be adjusted to 5 or 6 days)
A reasonably gradual trekking in Mount Kenya to the summit, on which unless it is your preference you do not need to camp since there are, manned mountain hut positioned strategically at the overnight stops. This hike is usually rated as the easiest among the short trips and is quite popular with persons attempting to reach an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time. It is a good choice for large trekking groups as it follows the same trail up and down. This makes it convenient for those who are unable to reach the summit to stay behind at lower camps to wait for the rest of the group to complete the trip then descend together.
Depart Nairobi at 08.00 hrs to be transferred to Mountain Rock Lodge for a quick lunch. Continue transfer to Sirimon Park gate. From here, hike through mountain forest, bamboo and rosewood up to the Old Moses Hut, gaining an elevation range of 700m in 3-4 hours.
Dinner and Overnight @ Old Moses Hut(3300m)
Leaving early, we traverse the expansive moorlands carpeted with tussock grasses and dotted with the unique Giant lobelia and Senecio plants,crossing streams and valleys. Today‚s trek is quite long and rather tiring going mainly through the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in altitude before getting to the Shiptons Hut.
Dinner and Overnight @ Shiptons Hut(4200m)
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs, taking 3-4 hours to reach point Lenana 4985m (the hikers summit) in time to watch the sunrise. On a clear day you can see the snow capped summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro miles away to the south. Descend back to Shipton‚s camp for breakfast. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and Overnight @ Shipton's Hut
Breakfast at 0700hrs then descend leisurely to the Sirimon road to catch our vehicle for transfer back to the base lodge for a hot shower and lunch. An additional night at the Base lodge is a rewarding bonus to you as it helps you recuperate. Those traveling back to Nairobi today leave after lunch, arriving there by 1700hrs.
On the climb, the following are also included: