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4-Day Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Out Sirimon Route

4-Day Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Out Sirimon Route

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $520 - $620
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 4 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Mount Kenya
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp)

Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, LD.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinks not included

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, BLD.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 3: Shipton Camp/Point Lenana/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 9-10hrs, 21km

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, BLD.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 4: Judmaier Camp/Sirimon/Nairobi 2-3hrs, 9km

After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi, BL.

  • Main destination: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinks not included

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