Climbing Mount Kenya

 Sirimoni route is the most common route used to climb Mount Kenya, unless you prefer camping, it is not necessary on this route; accommodation is available in the mountain huts that are found in every stage throughout the hike. Although the route is reasonably good to get to the summit, there is a cross over for those who may not manage to get to Point Lenana; they can cross over to Mackinder where they can wait for the rest of the group.

hiking Mount Kenya via sirimoni route

Hiking Mount Kenya via Sirimoni Route

Summary

This is a 4 nights 5 days hiking tour of Mount Kenya via Sirimoni route, its the most common route used to climb Mount Kenya; accommodation is in the mountain huts, that are found along the hiking route. The trip beging with a sleep over at Mountain Rock Lodge, where you will be taken through the hiking preparations as you acclimatize.

The Sirimoni will take you through the bamboo forest, rosewood and vegetation to Old Moses camp,then trek through the moorlands and the Mackinder Valley to Shipton's Huts and then continue with the hike through the steep slopes and across the rugged rocks up to Point Lenana (the highest peak).

Mount Kenya has the second highest peak in Africa, At a height of 5199 meters above sea level, Mount Kenya has three peaks, Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m; out of the three main points only point Lenana that can be reached by trekking, the rest are done by well trained technical rock climbers. What Mount Kilimanjaro offers in altitude, Mount Kenya surpasses it in its beauty; Mount Kenya offers a wealth of views from the unique formation of the U-shaped valleys, Lakes, tarns, the dense bamboo forest, Montana forest and the unique high altitude Alpine zone.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Accommodation is in Huts
  • Camping Accommodation (optional)

Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.

Optional Activities

What’s included in the Itinerary?

  • Full Accommodation as per the itinerary or as agreed upon any adjustments
  • All park fees and Government taxes
  • Three meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), unless quoted differently
  • Transport and hiking guides as quoted on the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Special drinks and alcohol
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items and requirements

5 days hiking Mount Kenya sirimoni route

Day 1 : Nairobi to Mount Kenya

On this day, you will depart Nairobi for Mt Kenya, arrive in time for lunch at Mountain Rock Lodge, here you will be welcomed by your guide who will brief you about the climb and also help you prepare all the equipment required. Then you will spend the rest of the day acclimatizing at the Lodge and watching birds.

Mountain Rock Lodge is a delightful country style hotel located in the woods on the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya; the lodge has 28 rooms that are in two categories (superior or standard room) and a camp site for the campers. Due to its high altitude and the climate here, the lodge is widely used as an acclimatizing venue by mountain climbers. The Lodge also offers a variety of activities such as fishing, motor boating, hiking to the Mau Mau caves, nature walks, birdwatching and horse riding.

Day 2 : Hike to Old Moses camp

After breakfast, you will be driven to Sirimoni entry gate (2600m above sea level), here with the help of your guide you will clear with the park warden, then begin hiking for approximately 4 hours through bamboo forest, rosewood and vegetation to Old Moses camp(about 3300m above sea level). If lucky you may view buffaloes, elephants, bush-bucks and birds species. Dinner and overnight will be at Old Moses Camp.

Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa, At a height of 5199 meters above sea level, Mount Kenya has three peaks, Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m; out of the three main points only point Lenana that can be reached by trekking, the rest are done by well trained technical rock climbers. What Mount Kilimanjaro offers in altitude, Mount Kenya surpasses it in its beauty; Mount Kenya offers a wealth of views from the unique formation of the U-shaped valleys, Lakes, tarns, the dense bamboo forest, Montana forest and the unique high altitude Alpine zone.

Day 3 : Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Hut

On this day will wake up early and continue with our trek through the moorlands and the Mackinder Valley with a brief stopover for a picnic lunch as we enjoy the good views of the mountain’s peaks. Will trek for approximately 7 hours to  Shipton's Hut (4200m) where will spend our evening.

Day 4 : Shipton’s Hut to Point Lenana the descend to Mackinder

On this day, will wake up very early for the final climb to Point Lenana(4985m above sea level), will hike  through the slopes and across the rugged rocks up to Point Lenana(Mt Kenya’s peak), on arrival if the weather permits will have a clear view of the summit scenery. Having conquered Mount Kenya, will have some time to take your memorable photographs and a picnic lunch, then will start descending through Lewis Glacier down to the Austrian hut joining the Naromoru track that takes us to Mackinders. Dinner and overnight will be at the hut.

Day 5 : End of the wonderful hike

Leaving early, you will gradually descend for 4-5 hours through the moorlands and the lower vertical bog up to the Met Station, from where you walk down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where you meet our vehicle. You will then be transferred back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch before driving back to Nairobi.

Hiking Mount Kenya, Sirimoni Route

  • Dates Rates from
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016 $ 785
  • 16 Dec 2016 - 02 Jan 2017 $ 795
  • 02 Jan 2017 - 15 March 2017 $ 795
  • 16 March 2017 - 15 July 2017 $ 790
  • 16 July 2017 - 15 Sept 2017 $ 795
 

Kindly note:-

  • Accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
  • This is a minimum estimated price for a group of 9 people. The prices are not exact and are subject to changes due to the number of people and various holiday entities you choose, so just use it for planning guidance only. For exact rates, request a quote above