Sirimon Route Description
The Sirimon route is the least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.
The track climbs up through the forest. On the north side of the mountain there is a no bamboo zone, so the forest gradually turns into moorland covered with giant heather. The track ends at Old Moses Hut and becomes a path.
The path climbs over a ridge, before rejoining the main path ascending the Mackinder Valley. Shipton’s Cave can be found in the rock wall to the left of the steep path just before reaching Shipton’s Camp.
Itinerary of Sirimon Route
You will be met in Nairobi and transfer to Sirimon gate 2600m. Trek to Old Moses3300m (3hrs) for overnight
Hike through Moorland into MacKinders valley to reach Shiptons camp 4200m (6-7hrs) for overnight
Continue to American camp 4250m via Hausberg (6hrs) for overnight camp
Pre-dawn attempt on Pt Lenana 4985m and descend to Shiptons for lunch. Continue down to Old Moses for overnight (5-6hrs)
After breakfast continue trek to roadhead where you will be met and transferred back to Nairobi
Prices for the Sirimon Route
|1 person US$ 1215|
|2 persons US$ 929|
|3 persons US$ 865|
|4 persons US$ 855|
|5 persons US$ 850|
|6 persons US$ 830|
|7 persons US$ 810|
|8 persons US$ 800|
To see what is included/not included in the cost and for Tipping guidelines please see check our PDF
General Information: Mount Kenya
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