Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m forms part of the central highlands and is a very complex mountain. It has more than one peak, many rocks spires and summits. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana) only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers, the other two beight only for technical climbers. Althought Mt.Kenya can be climbers all year around, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid March until June and from late October to the end of December.
There are three main routes which penetrate the forest and the moorland. They are Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria, each of which has something different to offer. Naro Moru is the fastest route to Point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. Chogoria is the most scenic and Sirimon the most interesting because it is on the dry side of the mountain.
5 days Sirimon Route
Day 1: Depart Nairobi by 8.00a.m. for Nanyuki town, arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon will be spent acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast transfer to Siromon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m) 3-4 hrs hikes (9kms) Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.
Day 3: After breakfast hike to Shipton’s camp (4200m) through Liki and Mackinders valley for overnight (6-8 hrs hike) 17 kms.
Day 4: Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) camp for overnight.
Day 5: After breakfast descend to Sirimon Park Gate for your transfer to Nairobi.