Duration
5 Days
Destination
Mount Kenya
Travellers
2+
  • Information
  • Location
  • Similar Tours
  • More Information

What's included

Destination
Mount Kenya Discover Mount Kenya

The Sirimon traverse is a more gradual trek to the summit, traversing areas of rich forest cover before emerging into the sprawling moorlands.

This hike is usually rated as the easiest among the short trips and is quite popular with persons attempting to reach an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time.

Day 1 : Nairobi-Oldmoses Hut

Time: 3h30
Nairobi
Oldmoses Hut (3,340m)

We will drive from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch. Take a drive to the Sirimon Park Gate. Then trek up through magnificent montane forests, bamboo and giant heather zones before reaching the high altitude moorland and Old Moses Mountain Hut/Campsite.

Day 2 : Shipton’s Camp

Time: 7/8h
Oldmoses Hut
Shipton’s Camp

After an early breakfast trek to Shipton’s Camp (4200m). The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain. The rigorous but exciting trek up takes you across hills and valleys through the entire stretch of the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax.

Day 3 : Mackinders Hut/Camp via Hausberg col

Time: 4h
Shipton’s Camp
Mackinders Hut/Camp

Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4600m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn making a descend back to Shiptons camp.

Day 4 : Oldmoses Camp via Pt. Lenana

Time: 10h
Mackinders Hut/Camp
Oldmoses or Met station camp

It is possible to do this route in just 4 days by skipping the day 4 at Shipton’s Camp.

Leaving camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion – you may feel tired after this demanding adventure but absolutely ecstatic after you’ve made it to the top. After a brief celebration at the top descend to Shiptons camp (4200m) for breakfast then proceed further down to Old Moses . Relax the rest of the evening in readiness of our departure from the mountain tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at the Old moses.

Day 5 : Old Moses to Nairobi

Time: 3h
Old Moses
Nairobi

After an early breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to Nairobi. Arrival in Nairobi is by late afternoon.

More about Mount Kenya

Share on social networks

Contact Info

TANZANIA OFFICE

P.O. Box 368

Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro

Mobile: +255 713 792 926

Email: office@sirikwatravel.com 

Web: sirikwatravel.com 

 

Rate us

Follow us

Associations We Are Part Of:

Sirikwa Travel | Copyright © 2020. All Rights Reserved . Designed by Technoclick Tanzania

Close

5 Days Sirimon Traverse

Duration
5 Days
Destination
Mount Kenya
Travellers
2+

Fill out the form to book the Tour. Required fields are marked *

Arrival Date

Prove your humanity :
Input this code: captcha


Enquiry about the Tour availability or anything you’d like to know. Required fields are marked *

Prove your humanity :
Input this code: captcha



Don`t copy text!