Join one of the certified guides at Sirikwa Travel and climb up Mount Kenya via the Sirimon traverse on a thrilling 5-day adventure starting from Nairobi!
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Would you like to discover the stunning Sirimon traverse on Mount Kenya? Then join me on this 5-day program starting from Nairobi!
At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. This stunning giant is famous for its breathtaking vegetation and wildlife. The highest peaks on Mount Kenya are Batian (5,199m), Nelion (5,188m) and Point Lenana (4,985m). On this adventure, we will climb to the top of Lenana and tackle the Sirimon traverse, which is the easiest way up Mount Kenya.
We will set off from Nairobi and drive to Nanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch, we will continue driving to the Sirimon Park Gate where our trekking adventure will begin. Every day, we will cover a stretch of the route and enjoy the awe-inspiring flora and fauna that we find on the way. In the evenings, we will stay in mountain huts and campsites where we will prepare to set off early the next day. One of the highlights of our trek will be watching the sunrise from the Point Lenana summit. You can find a detailed itinerary below.
Please keep in mind that this is a demanding trek. Therefore, it is important that you have a good fitness level and prior mountaineering experience. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!
So, are you ready to tackle the Sirimon traverse in Mount Kenya? Then book your place now and get ready for an adventure you will never forget!
We also offer a more challenging 5-day Naro Moru Traverse to Lenana, check it out!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
Accommodation before/after the trip included. Not included: Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks, climbing gears, personal items, any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary, training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
We will first drive from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town in time for lunch. From there, we will drive to the Sirimon Park Gate and begin our trek. We will go through forests, bamboo and giant heather zones until we reach the high altitude moorland and the Old Moses Mountain Hut/Campsite.
After an early breakfast, we will set off to Shipton’s camp (4200m). A challenging trek will take us through hills, valleys and moorlands where we will catch sight of stunning flora and fauna including giant groundsels, lobelias and mountain rock hyrax. This park is also home to tree climbing lions, flamingos, ground hornbill and crested eagle.
At 8am, we will start our ascent to the Hausberg Col at an altitude of 4600m. Then we will descend to the Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before another steep ascent. We will cross two large boulders via Two Tarn before descending back to Shipton’s Camp.
We will set off early, at 3am and hike up a steep scree slope and glacier to point Lenana (4985m) to catch site of the sunrise. Then, we will descend to Mackinders camp for breakfast and continue down to Old Moses where we will relax in the afternoon and stay overnight.
We will enjoy an early breakfast before starting our descent through a rainforest. A vehicle will be waiting for you at the end of the trail to transfer you back to Nairobi.
EQUIPMENT AND GEAR CHECKLIST
We offer our clients the most memorable adventures in Tanzania. We take our clients on the most amazing tours on our beautiful country, which we know inside out, like Mount Kilimanjaro, Beach Trips, Wildlife Safaris or Cultural Trips.
We have a team of excellent, professionally certified mountain guides. They have all climbed Mount Kilimanjaro more than a hundred times, through different routes. They also have a deep knowledge of the country’s national parks and about the animal kingdom. Each of our guides is a specialist in a specific area, like ecology and animal behavior.
We look forward to taking you on an unforgettable adventure!
You did not give a detailed packing list for this trekking. it would be nice if you already to give the option to stay in the Austrian Hut (we did) . The daily description could be better. The first day we walked 5 km and the last day 9km. The other days we walked 7-8 hours
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