Sirimon Route - Mount Kenya Hiking & Trekking Mt Kenya Climb
Pick up from your hotel and drive from Nairobi through central Kenya and proceed towards Nyeri with a nice view of Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares ranges in clear weather. You will have a brief stop over at the Equator near Nanyuki the base town before getting into town where you will pick the other team of cook, porters and also food supplies. Proceed to Sirimon park gate 2,650m. After a picnic lunch and clearing with the park authority, you will star
t the hike through the forest accompanied by your guides, cook and porters to Old Moses camp 3,300m. ( 3-4 hrs walk).
After breakfast, leave the camp with your packed lunch and start the hike through the moorland viewing high attitude flowers, animals and birds to Shipton camp 4,200m. ( 6-7hs).
This will be the longest day on the trip. Take an early morning tea and at around 3.00 am start the climbing along a lose scree which sometimes of the year is covered with snow to reach the summit of Lenana 4,985m. ( 3hrs) the third peak in Mt. Kenya to catch the sunrise and after a superb view from the summit as far as Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, descend back to Shipton camp (2hrs) for breakfast. After the breakfast, descend down to Old Moses where you will connect a transfer car off the mountain to Nanyuki where you will drop the porters and then drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening.
Sleeping bags, rucksack, hiking boots and a light trainers shoes, flashlight (torch), warm jacket, Balaclava (woolen hat), several pairs of warm socks, a pair of gloves, Rain jacket and a pair of water proof trousers, freezer or warm sweater(s), 2 water-bottle1.5 liters each, walking sticks, gaiters, light toiletry articles (personal items)
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