- 2 Days
Make history climbing Mount Kenya. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a majestic stratovolcano located in the central part of Kenya, approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of Nairobi, the country’s capital. The mountain’s summit, Batian, reaches an elevation of 5,199 meters (17,057 feet) above sea level. Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers due to its stunning alpine scenery, diverse ecosystems, and unique wildlife, including the endemic species like the Mount Kenya mouse and various rare plants. Several trekking routes offer varying levels of difficulty, making it accessible to a wide range of adventurers. The Sirimon and Naro Moru routes are among the most popular, providing breathtaking views, glacier-clad peaks, and the opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes as you ascend the mountain. Mount Kenya is not only a natural wonder but also a cultural and historical symbol in Kenya, with local communities and traditions closely tied to its presence.
2 Days 1 Night
- Park fees.
- Transport in a 10 seater van.
- Meals, (breakfast, lunch, dinner.)
- Guiding fee.
- Tents Accommodation.
- Soft Drinks.
- Laundry services.
- Hiking Gears.
- Cabin Accommodation.
Day 1. - Nairobi - Sirimon Gate.
Jusimere/ Old Moses Hut. (3,300m) Leave Nairobi with a public transport to Nanyuki( 10 seaters shuttle van) for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2650m). From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first camp (Judimere camp/Old moses hut 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 650m.
Day 2. - Jusimere/Old Moses Hut - Shiptons Camp. (4,200m)
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards Shipton. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.
Day 3. - Shiptons- Point Lenana (4,985m) - Judimere/ OLd Moses Hut (3,300m)
Kick off at 3:00 am to reach pt Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Shiptons camp for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Judimere camp/ Old moses hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4. - Judimere/ Old Moses Hut- Nanyuki Town - Nairobi.
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo to Sirimon gate where you will meet a tax for transfer to Nanyuki town where you will connect to a shuttle van to Nairobi arriving by 1:00pm