Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. It
is located on the equator. Mount Kenya peaks of Nelion (5188m)
are surrounded by white snows. Batian is the second highest peak
(5199m). The third highest summit is Point Lenana, (4985m) which
can be climbed by mount climbers who are physically fit.
Mount Kenya climbing Routes
There are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru route, Sirimon route and Chogoria route.
Mount Kenya Climbing Naromoru route - The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it's the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.
Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route - The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.
The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.
Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon route - The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options and above all the most interesting since its 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.
4 DAYS MT.
DAY 1 - Leave from Nairobi with our guide at 8AM in the
morning and drive via the central part of Kenya where tea
and coffee is the main cash crop on your way to Nanyuki arriving
in time for lunch in a hotel. After lunch together with the cook
and porter take a 4wd jeep to Sirimon park gate where the
trekking starts. The gate is in the elevation of 2650m above sea
level and and you hike for 9 KM through the tropical rain
forest, where you learn alot about different types of trees and
birds to Old Moses hut 3300m. The walk takes 2 and half to 3
DAY 2 - After breakfast leave from the hut at 7AM and hike
through the moorland where you learn about the high altitude
flowers like water loberia, scenario and everlasting going up and
down the Mackinders valley to Shipton hut 4200m.the distance
covered is 14 KM and time taken is 6-7 hours walk, depending
with your interest on nature. picnic lunch on the way.
DAY 3 - Wake up at around 3AM in the morning and after a
pre-breakfast of tea and some cookies start for the summit Pt.
Lenana 4985M which is the 3rd highest peak after Batian and
Nelion, timing yourself to get there in time for sunrise, around
6.25AM. Later descend down via most scenic valley in Mt. Kenya,
Gorges valley down the Chogoria route to Mintos camp for your
full breakfast, later descend further down to Meru Mt. Kenya
bandas 2950M. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4 - Leave the camp after breakfast descend down through
the bamboo forest for 10KM where you connect your jeep to
chogoria village for lunch and later take your transfer back to
Nairobi where the trip ends.
-3 Meals per day
-Soft drinks e.g beer
-Equipments(we have them for hire)
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU
-Down sleeping bag -7 degrees centigrade
-Balaclava ( woolen Hat)
DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING - SIRIMON OUT NAROMORU
Departure from Nairobi is at 0930
hrs to Nanyuki for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike
to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight. (6 to 8 hrs hike).
DAY 3: Hike Shimpton's camp (4200m) for overnight (5 to 7 hrs hike)
DAY 4: Attempt on point Lenana at 0300 hrs and descend leisurely
to Met Station for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: Descend the mountain to Naro Moru town with vehicle transfer
back to Nairobi.
Mt. Kenya climb; 5
Days Sirimon down Chogoria
Day 1: Nanyuki
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The
afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in
a budget hotel.
Day 2: Old Moses Camp
After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After check-in start hiking
through the Rain Forest for 9 km to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and
Day 3: Shipton Camp
Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp
(4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Point Lenana - Chogoria
Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to
point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend
to Mintos Hut for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges
valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Chogoria/Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). Walk for 15 km
to be met by a 4WD vehicle for the rest of the journey to Chogoria from
where transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
There are other four routes up Point Lenana but are least known and used. These are: Burguret Route, Timau Route, Meru Route and Kamweti Route
Mt. Kenya Technical Climb