SIRIMON ROUTE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

This is one of the most popular routes on the Mt.Kenya basically because it is short and can easily be attempted in 4 days.

It is however only advisable to trekkers who are very fit as chances of Acute Mountain sickness(AMS) are very high.

DAY 1

You are picked up from your hotel in Nairobi and transferred to the Sirimon Park gate (alt.2700m). After a picnic lunch, you start an acclimatization hike in the tropical woodland arriving at the Old Moses camp (alt.3200m) in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at the Old Moses camp.

DAY 2

Depart the camp after breakfast and set off for the Shiptons camp(alt. 4200m).On the way enjoy the picturesque views of the Mackinders valley and the Shiptons caves besides the amazing mountain vegetation constituting of the lobelias and groundsels. Arrive at the Shiptons in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight at the Shiptons.

DAY 3

At 0300hrs wake up and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the screech scree to the summit point Lenana (alt.4985m) which is the highlight of our trip! After taking photos with the sunrise, descend slowly to the Shiptons where we will have some breakfast, a short rest and then start the hike down to the Old Moses for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4

Depart the camp after breakfast and walk leisurely down the forest vegetation enjoying the cool mountain air to connect with the transfer vehicle to Nairobi.

ALL ROUTES MAP

Drinking water

Plastic mineral water bottles are no longer allowed on the mountain so please bring your own Nalgenes and Camelbak with a minimum of 4 litres capacity or something suitable. You will be given opportunities to refill these during the expedition.

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