Mount Kenya Sirimon Route 5 Days Itinerary

Trip Introduction

This itinerary covers the Sirimon route 5 days trek. For doing the same route in 4 days please check out the Sirimon route 4 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 5 Days

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

Time: 4 – 5 hours

Our Sirimon Route 5 Days 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 Liki North campsite (3,900m/12,795ft)

Time: 5 – 6 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. You will begin to spot the rock hyrax crossing the valley floors. Overnight in a valley camp.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Liki North to Kami Tarn (4,440m/14,570ft)

Time: 6 – 7 hours trek

Today we spend more time getting into thinner air as we traverse the moorland valley enjoying the scenery and alpine flowers. This is just another day to spot the majestic birds of prey and a stunning display of numerous giant senecios and lobelias growing in the deep crystal river riddled gorges. Approximately 6 hours walking. Overnight at Kami Tarn.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Kami Tarn to Point Lenana (4,985m/16,355 ft) to Liki North (3,900m/12,795ft)

Time: 4 – 5 hours to Point Lenana/5 – 6 hours to Liki North

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 Liki North camp. Overnight at the valley campsite.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Liki North to the Park Gate (2,600m/8,530ft)

Time: 4 – 5 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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