Sirimon Mount Kenya climbing route, is the least used of the three main routes but `features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options and above all the most interesting since it’s on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.
Early pick from a city hotelier Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Naro Moru River lodge, arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Spend afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Naro Moru River lodge in a superior room on full board basis (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)
Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. Lunch at the Lodge In the afternoon, we are driven to the Sirimon Park Gate and then to the road-head at 3,300m. An easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization.
Overnight Judmaier Camp (3300m) in the high-altitude mountain tents on full board basis.
Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley and camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. (3990m) Overnight Likii Camp on full board basis.
Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at the head of the Mackinder’s Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).
Overnight Shiptons Camp on full board basis.
Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. Then descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp for a good night rest (4150m.)
Overnight at Mackinder’s camp on full board basis
After breakfast transfer to Nairobi aiming to arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital by afternoon. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at a city centre hotel or the airport for your ongoing travel arrangements.
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