5 Days Mount Kenya Climb - Sirimon Route

Departure city: , Kenya

Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Mt Kenya | Special Interest: Adventure

only$ 925

* based on 6 participants

Ready for some adventure? Touch the sky and climb Mount Kenya! Mount Kenya(5199 m) is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is becoming increasingly popular with mountaineers from all over the world. Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb
Mount Everest without oxygen, did much of his high altitude and ice training on Mt Kenya. The main central peaks, Batian and Nelion, requires rope and ice axes, and a certain degree of proficiency. Lenana is suitable for all climbers. The four main routes to the are; Narumoru, Sirimon and Timau tracks, they are on the western slopes; Chogoria is on the eastern slopes. One can take a circular route or use a different track on the return leg. Vegetation varies from dense forest and Bamboo jungle to gnarled hagenis trees draped with “old man’s beard”. There are also a lot of bird species.

 

Day 1
The adventure almost begins! The first morning we will spend to sorting and organize the equipment for the mountain trek. Then we will drive to the Sirimon gate. We will have an easy 3 hours walk through the equatorial forest to Judmaier’s camp (3,300 m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day 2
Today we will ascend the Sirimon track till we reach the Likii North Valley. We will have camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Our dinner and overnight will be at Liki North camp in tents (3390 m).

Day 3
This day we will climb out of the North Valley and go 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 (4300m).

Day 4
Alpine ascent to the highest peak of Mt Kenya: Pt. Lenana – 4985 m! After this achievement, we will go en route up to the north face – little used by tourist. Four hours of still walking to the summit. Then we will descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp for a good night rest (4150 m).

Day 5
The end of the adventure has come. We will descend to the Met station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and go back to the lodge. It’s time to say goodbye. You can be proud of yourself, you conquered Mount Kenya!

Price of the entire trip: $925 *with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive:

  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Service of an English speaking, professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Flying doctor service temporary cover for emergency evacuation (taca)
  • Bottled treated water in the vehicle
  • Prevailing taxes (subject to changes)
  • On completion successful climb certificate

Exclusive:

  • Return transfers from Nairobi or your point of location to Mt Kenya
  • Accommodation at your acclimatization lodge in Mt Kenya either at Naro Moru, River Lodge or Mt. Kenya Leisure Lodge
  • Climbing gear/equipment
  • Personal travel insurance (let us know if we have to provide)
  • Extra activities, not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, telephone
  • Tips for guide, porters & cook

Special notes:

  1. Technical climbing in Mount Kenya needs a well-trained rock climber. For any climber not confident enough we highly recommend you hire a rock climbing guide to lead the climb.
  2. In case of accidents, while climbing, we have rescue team managed by Kenya wildlife services.

Seasons for climbing Mt. Kenya
It has been generally accepted that our climbing seasons are from mid-December to mid- March and
from mid-June to the end of September. However, these traditional weather patterns seem to be the exception rather than the rule: the chances of encountering good weather on the mountain seem to be about equal throughout the year, so the timing of your safari is not as critical as once was.

Disclaimer
Mountain climbing may be hazardous. Always take advice from your guide.

BAGGAGE 


Please pack light and preferably; soft-sided bags. Here are some of our recommendations to bring on this trip:

  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Insect repellents
  • If you taking medications, you have to carry all your medicines
  • A warm jacket or sweater is required for cold weather conditions in the mornings and evenings
  • Smart casual wear for dining areas – all camps/lodges/hotels offer laundry service
  • Camera and binoculars, plus battery chargers
  • Please ensure you will give us specific instructions about your bags. We will handle them with care, but at it’s your own risk and we can not take responsibilities for damage.

Required Equipments 


  • Helmet
  • 2 Ropes: 1 Dry treated dynamic climbing rope (10.5 mm x 50 m) and 1 sports rope (9 mm x 50 m)
  • Sitting harness
  • Repel device
  • Locking carabineers: D-shaped locking and non-locking carabineers
  • Slings (serveral)
  • Ascension ascenders (right and left)
  • Daisy chain
  • 1 Rack: Tri-cam, hexes, nuts, quick draw oval