Mount Kenya Sirimon Route 4 Days Itinerary


Trip Introduction

This itinerary highlights the Sirimon route 4 days trek. You can also do the same route in 5 days please check out the Sirimon route 5 days itinerary here.

Mount Kenya consists of three volcanic peaks, the highest, Batian reaching 5,199m. Followed by Nelion 5,188m both of which require technical climbing expertise. The third highest, Lenana 4,985m is the most popular and can be considered a trekking summit. Depending on the route and itinerary it is
usually trekked in four to six days.

Trekkers encounter wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, leopard, antelopes, monkeys and apes, hyrax and birds as they go through a dense rain-forest on the lower slopes through the bamboo zone into the moorlands with grassy valleys and deep gorges and rocky formations covered in snow and glaciers.

Sirimon Route 4 Days

Day 01: Park gate to Old Moses campsite (3,300m/10,830ft)

Time: 4 – 5 hours

Our trek starts at the Sirimon Gate and into the lush mountain rainforest filled with giant Camphor trees, Yellow Wood trees, St. Johns Wort, Hagena rose wood, ferns, orchids and other varieties. Here you will get a good chance of seeing various species of monkey, buffalo, zebra, warthog, elephant, antelopes and different species of birds. As we gain altitude the forest merges into the bamboo zone where we exit into the open heather fields into Old Moses Camp Site. Overnight in a bush campsite.

Included meals: Lunch Dinner

Day 02: Old Moses to Shiptons campsite (4,200m/13,780ft)

Time: 7 – 8 hours

Today we trek through an array of heather with and flowering shrubs and herbs. Past the meteorological station we enter into moorland. Here we encounter the giant senecios, also referred to as giant groundsels, and lobelias. We will get to see a variety of mountain birds and cross a number of mountain streams traversing grassy and mossy banks after our lunch en route by the caves. You will begin to spot the rock hyrax crossing the valley floors. Overnight in a valley camp.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Shiptons to Point Lenana (4,985m/16,355ft) to Old Moses (3,300m/10,830ft)

Time: 4 – 5 hours to Point Lenana/5 – 6 hours to Old Moses

Our trek to Point Lenana starts in the early hours of the morning. We do this to get an opportunity to catch the early morning sunrise on the summit and view the sun draped splendor of the main peaks. After a moment on the summit we descend back at camp to have breakfast and pack then further descend to Old Moses camp in time for lunch. Overnight at Old Moses campsite.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Old Moses to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600m/8,530ft)

Time: 2 hours

After an early morning hearty breakfast We trek out to Sirimon park gate down through the bamboo and upper forest and into the rainforest. Here we keep an eye out for chances of spotting elephants, buffaloes, leopard and several other species foraging in the early morning atmosphere. We then sign out at the park gate and bid the local crew farewell.

Included meals: Breakfast

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