Sirimon Track is one of the best routes to the peak areas. It offers some stylish views of the main peaks, with a step-by-step climb that can be done slowly. We track the mountain by climbing and descending Sirimon Track. encamping route. This route is considered by many to represent Mt Kenya one of the easiest routes to reach Point Lenana. The route is on the dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old-growth forestland on lower inclinations and giant heather, alpine flowers, and lobelia in advanced elevations.
Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon Track –Old Moses Camp 3300m (10,827 ft)
Depart Nairobi at 0645 am to Nanyuki town. Thereafter proceed to the National Park gates on the Sirimon Trail with a lunch stop en route. Begin your climb for a 3-4 hour trek to Old Moses Camp (Judmaier) through a beautiful rainforest track uphill for 9km. At 3300m high, enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at Old Moses Camp, surrounded by magnificent views of the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks.
- Hiking distance – 9 Kms
- Hiking Hours 3 – 4 hours
- Meters above sea Level 3300M
Day 2: Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Camp (4,150 m) (13, 615 ft)
Rise up for breakfast before you depart to Shipton’s Camp which is set at the head of the Mackinder’s Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion. Follow the direct route, until you reach the junction which goes to Likki North. You will be crossing several small streams to reach the crest of
the ridge. Trek out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels, , continue walking until you get to Shiptons camp
4250m, dinner/overnight (it normally takes 6-7 hrs from Old Moses to Shiptons).
- Hiking distance – 14 Kms
- Hiking Hours 6 – 7 hours
- Meters above sea Level 4250M
Day 3: Point Lenana (4,985 m) (16,355 ft).
very early in the morning, hiking starts (around 0245 am) and takes you up the North Ridge reaching the summit at 6.30 am, then after enjoying the views and taking photographs, descend down to Shipton’s camp for breakfast, after breakfast, continue walking down to Old Moses camp via Mackinders Valley for your dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am you will descend to the Sirimon gate. From here be transferred to Nairobi in the morning, arriving in the city around lunchtime.