5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Adventure: Up and Down Sirimon Route
Highly recommended for unseasoned high altitude trekkers as it offers maximum chances of acclimatisation, virtually guaranteeing successful ascent to the summit. From Shipton’s, you skirt the high peaks to the east, bypassing Kami and Two-tarn huts as you marvel at the splendid view of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak to attempt the summit from Mackinders camp in the Teleki valley and eventually descending through the Sirimon.
Fallboard accommodation whilst on the trek on camps or huts.
Treated water on the safari
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Transfer to and from the base of the mountain.
All park entrance to include government taxes.
Service of an English speaking professional guide and porters.
Start and finish will happen in Nairobi.
Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages or drinks
Accommodation before and after trekking.
Hotel accommodation before and after trekking.
Any other item not mentioned in our itinerary.
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What to Expect
“Come touch the sky”
Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.
Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds.
“Lewa wildlife Conservancy”
Lewa serves as a safe refuge for the critically endangered black rhino and the endangered Grevy’s zebra, as well as the elephant, lion, giraffe, wild dog and other iconic wildlife species in Kenya. The Conservancy is also home to more than 400 species of birds.
“Mount Kenya wildlife Conservancy”
The Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy seeks to prevent the extinction of endangered wildlife species by breeding the animals with a view to returning them to their natural habitat. It was set up by internationally acclaimed movie star the late William Holden, TV personality and conservationist, the late Don and his wife Iris Hunt. At the heart of MKWC is the Animal Orphanage.
“Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve”
Ngare Ndare Forest is a lush indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 year old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Mount Kenya, and one which elephants have been using for centuries.
In the 1980’s farmland became more developed on the southern side of the forest, and farmers came into regular clashes with elephants. In an attempt to alleviate fatal human/ wildlife conflict, the forest was fenced off from southern farmland in 1992. Yet the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust wasn’t registered until 2004, and a concession management agreement was finalized with the Kenya Forest Service only as recently as 2009.
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Day 1Nairobi - Mountain Rock Lodge - Old Moses Camp
Transfer from Nairobi to Mountain Rock Lodge for lunch. Then on to Sirimon Park gate (2600 m). On completion of park entry formalities, have picnic lunch then begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700m bypassing the bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300 m) (L/D)
Day 2Old Moses Camp - Shipton's Camp
After an early breakfast commence a 6-7 hour trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain as you cover a 900 m ascent in 6-7 hours. The moorland walk takes you across hills and valleys in the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain hyrax. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp. (4200m) (B/L/D)
Day 3Shipton's Camp - Mackinder's Camp
Departing at 0800 hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700 m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder’s camp (4,300m) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp. (4300m) (B/L/D)
Day 4Mackinder's Camp - Shipton's Camp
Leaving the camp at 0300 hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985m), the hikers summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (4200 m) for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day.
Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp. (4200 m) (B/L/D)
Day 5Shipton's Camp - Sirimon Road
Have early breakfast before your descend to Sirimon road head (2600 m) in 4-5 hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch then return to Nairobi. (B/L)