Mount Kenya Trekking on the Sirimoni Route – 7 Days
Mount Kenya national park is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands, East of the Rift Valley. The mountains slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland giving way on the high central peaks to rock, ice and snow. Major attractions include; Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, High altitude adapted plains game … more info about mount Kenya national park There are 2 routes to reach point Lenana on Mount Kenya. whose itineraries are:
Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Nanyuki town. Arrive in time for lunch. The afternoon will be spent acclimatizing and sorting out any gear you may require for the mountain trekking/hiking/climbing safari. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the Sirimoni Mount Kenya park gate where you will begin your hike to old moses hut. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight in Old Moses hut.
After breakfast, hike/trek/climb to Shiptons hut which is at 4,200 m above sea level. You stop for picnic lunch half way through the hike. Dinner and overnight at the hut. Walking time is 5 to 7 hours depending on your individual fitness level.
A pre-down attempt to reach point lenana (the highest peak on Mount Kenya). This start is intended to give you enough time to reach point Lenana when the sun is rising and in clear view of the majestic scenary. After viewing and photography descend to Shiptons hut for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast descend leisurely to the park gate.Exit and proceed to Nanyuki to join your driver and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.Drop off at the airport or your resident hotel. NB. For this safari, price may go down with more participants