5199m high, it is Africa's second highest mountain, with gleaming and eroded snow-capped
peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone
whose diameter at the base is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years
ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian,Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views
over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the
main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest
surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant,
buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs,
leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among
MT. KENYA SIRIMON ROUTE
Kenya Climb - 4 days / 3 nights
Park: Mt Kenya National Park
Grade: B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
Distance: 60 KMS
Starts : Nairobi / Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation: Standard Lodge and Tent
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Plants naming, bird
watch, wildlife encounter, photography.
01: Nairobi - Nanyuki Town
from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs(either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki and
stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel.
Afternoon is spend preparing for the hike.
and overnight at the Nanyuki simbas lodge / similar.
02: Nanyuki Town - Old Moses
breakfast transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m),
3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across
03: Old Moses - Makinder's Valley
breakfast Hike to Shipton's camp (4200m )through Liki and Makinders valley for
overnight (6 to 8 hrs hikes) 17 kms.
04: Makinder's Valley - Old Moses
point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp
5: Old Moses - Nairobi
breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your vehicle to your next destination