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5-day Sirimon traverse with Mount Kenya summit

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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!

5 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Catch sight of the stunning African sunrise from Point Lenana.

* Climb up Mount Kenya via the Sirimon Traverse.

* Enjoy a thrilling mountaineering adventure in Kenya.

Description

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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

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.


Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi- Old Moses hut

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.

Day 2: Shipton's camp

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.

Day 3: Shipton's Camp- Mackinders Hut/Camp

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.

Day 4: Mackinders Hut/Camp to Old Moses

(optional)

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.

Day 5: Old Moses to Nairobi

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.

 

Details

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EQUIPMENT AND GEAR CHECKLIST

  1. Balaclava- bochori
  2. Baseball cap
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Bandanas
  6. Thermal top
  7. T-shirts
  8. Fleece jacket
  9. Raincoat
  10. Wind jacket
  11. Poncho
  12. Gloves (both woolen and waterproof)
  13. Shorts (optional)
  14. Trousers (quick dry and light)
  15. Thermal bottoms
  16. Rain trousers
  17. Thin socks
  18. Thick socks (synthetic or wool- 4 to 5 pairs)
  19. Hiking boots (waterproof, strong, light- big enough to allow Multiple layers of socks)
  20. Sandals or slippers (after the hike and for allowing your feet to relax)
  21. Sleeping bag
  22. Water bottle (2 liters preferably)
  23. Porter’s bag (having all your gear and carried for you by the porter)
  24. Day pack (the climber’s bag having all requirements the climber needs)
  25. Torch (head torch better but not a must with spare batteries- LED Torches are better than bulb torches)
  26. Toiletries (include wet wipes since bathing is difficult due to low temperatures)
  27. Towel
  28. Hiking pole/ walking stick
  29. Energy sweets and snacks

Meeting point


About the guide

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Sirikwa

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Tour Operator

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!

Languages

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What people are saying about Sirikwa

Susana

5.00

We had an amazing time during our journey to the summit of Lenana . It was really difficult but with the help and accurate direction of our guide , James, we were able to reach the summit just to eclipse our eyes with the sunrise. I will never forget the images and the feeling of accomplishment from the top . During our ascendant we had a wonderful team of driver , porters , cook and guide : Willis, bernard, terrace, Joseph, jackelin, Simon , Tim and James ; all of them gave to us a warm welcome, always smiling and making sure we were confortable and mostly safe. The only discomfort was at Shipton camp where the conditions are really precarious. It looks like no one care about honouring the beauty of nature that surround the camp. They ( rock mountain hotel ) should respect such a lovely location, be proud and take measurements to have a camp on the level that the site offers. We really felt like sleeping in a pig pen 1 toilet for 20 people with bumped beds with not ladders and no space between one another . Really it is a place that need URGENTLY a remake . With regard on the main agency EXPLORE-SHARE ; we experienced an issue post booking . We did not received clear information, our question where not answered , etc . Fortunately , Nicky came and sorted out everything for us ( grateful forever) she made the changes needed and we finally got the best ( Siriwa travel). In short “UNIQUE EXPERIENCE, where challenge is constantly surrounded by a great scenery in a huge National Park”. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bert

4.00

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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