Mount Kenya Climbing Adventures Overview

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian [5,199 metres or 17,057 feet], Nelion [5,188 m or 17,021 ft and Point Lenana [4,985 m or 16,355 ft].

Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

Mount Kenya Climbing Adventures

Mt. Kenya Trekking Highlights

4 Days Mount Kenya Hiking Sirimon Route Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki Town – Old Moses Camp

Depart Nairobi early morning and begin the journey to Nanyuki town accompanied by our friendly and knowledgeable mountain guide. You will have a brief stopover at the Equator before proceeding to town where you will pick the cook, porters and also food supplies. Proceed to Sirimon park gate 2,650m. After a picnic lunch and clearing with the park formalities, you will start the hike through the forest accompanied by your guides, cook and porters to Old Moses camp 3,300m. [3-4 hrs walk] arriving the camp early evening. Diner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

Meal Plan: [ Lunch & Diner ]

Day 2: Old Moses Camp – Shipton Camp

After breakfast, depart the camp with your packed lunch and start the day’s hike through the moorland viewing high attitude flowers, animals and birds to Shipton camp 4,200m. [ 6-7hs]. Diner and overnight at Shipton camp.

Meal Plan: [ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ]

Day 3: Shipton Camp – Point Lenana – Old Moses Camp

This will be the longest day of the trek. Take an early morning tea and at around 3.00 am and start climbing along a lose scree; sometimes it is covered with snow. You will reach the summit of Lenana 4,985m at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. Point lenana is the third peak. After the sunrise, descend down taking two hours to Shipton camp for breakfast and further down to Old Moses camp taking four hours for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: [ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ]

Day 4: Old Moses Camp – Nanyuki Town – Nairobi

After breakfast, depart the camp at 8.00 am and descend for two hours to Sirimon gate where you will connect a transfer car off the mountain to Nanyuki. Drop off the porters and cook. You will be driven back to Nairobi; lunch en route arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel where your expedition ends.

Meal Plan: [ Lunch & Diner ]