Sirimon route out Sirimon: At 5199m high, it is Africa's second highest mountain, with gleaming and eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian, Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.
Mt Kenya Climb - 4days/3nights
Park: Mt Kenya National Park
Grade: B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.
Approximate Trekking Distance: 60 Kms
Starts: Nairobi/ Ends: Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accommodation:Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
participants Minimum: 2 participants
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Plants naming, bird watch, wildlife encounter, photography
Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki Town.
Departure from Nairobi is at 0900 hrs(either from hotel or airport) to Nanyuki and stop at the Equator briefly. Continue to Nanyuki where you check in your hotel. Afternoon is spend preparing for the hike. A complimentary walking tour to the EQUATOR. Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki simbas lodge.
Day 2: Nanyuki Town - Old Moses.
After breakfast transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.
Day 3: Old Moses - Makinder's Valley.
After breakfast Hike to Shipton's camp (4200m )through Liki and Makinders valley for overnight (6 to 8 hrs hikes) 17 kms.
Day 4: Makinder's Valley - Old Moses.
Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp for overnight
Day 5: Old Moses - Nairobi.
After breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate to catch your vehicle to your next destination.
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