4 Nights / 5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing, Sirimon Route

Tour Summary

5 Days/ 4 Nights Sirimon Route

Best Climbing Months: January, February (dry season on South side) August, September.

RATES: Available on request.

Detailed Itinerary

Latitude: 0° 09′ S

Longitude: 37° 18′ E

Climate: Mountain (Tropical Rainy climate)

Best Climbing Months: January, February (dry season on South side) August, September

Volcanic Status: Extinct

Mt Kenya is 5,199 m, and the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, during whose period of activity 3.1 – 2.6 million years ago it is thought to have risen to 6,500 m.

There are twelve remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys.

The area inscribed includes the upper slopes of the mountain, and two salient which make up the National Park and surrounding Forest Reserve.

With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa.

The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.

Day 1:

Morning transfer from Nairobi, arriving at your Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a nature walk (3-4 hours) through the forest to the Mau Mau caves, the former hideouts for Kenya’s pre-independence guerrilla fighters who fought against the British colonial masters.

The escort naturalist guide for the trek talks about their history and the flora and fauna of the forest. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2:

Depart at 1000hrs to be transferred to Sirimon Park gate. From here, hike through the forest, bamboo and rosewood up to the Old Moses Hut, gaining an elevation range of 700m in 3-4 hours. Dinner and Overnight at camp/hotel

Day 3:

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’ trek is largely 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. Dinner and Overnight at camp /hotel

Day 4:

Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs, taking 3-4 hours to reach Pt. Lenana 4985m (the hikers summit) in time to watch the sunrise.

On a clear day you can see the snowcapped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro miles away to the south. Descend back to Ship ton’s camp for breakfast. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight your hotel /Camp

Day 5: Descend to Sirimon gate, pick up and transfer back to Nairobi.

**End of services**

Tour Cost Includes:

* Transport to and from the base of Mt. Kenya
* Meals and/or catering during the programme
*All government park fees at Mt Kenya National Park
* English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
*4 nights accommodation

Tour Cost Excludes:

Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, last Night accommodation in Nairobi. You can hire some of the equipment available at a reasonable cost.


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