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mountkenya is on the north east direction from nairobi,on the highlands of the central region and easily accessible through road transport and air transport,the closest town to climb through sirimon route is through nanyuki town,there are different classes of accomodations depending on your pocket friendly budget.
the cost of 4 days sirimon route hiking is around $500-$750 depending on the time and number of people in the group.The Sirimon Route is an accessible and enjoyable hiking route on Mount Kenya and well within the capabilities of fit hill walkers, offering a varied trek from the cultivated lowlands, through unique glacier-sculpted alpine heath and up to jagged volcanic peaks and glistening glaciers near the peak of Point Lenana.
The climate and weather of mountkenya,is basically clear mornings and misty clounds that form at around noon,the climate of mountkenya is normally dry and wet seasons
for 4 hours drive you will have to see the views of mountkenya from the closest town of Nanyuki having passed the green highlands of tea and coffee plantation on your way having passed karatina town which is the largest open air market in mountkenya region,this is freshly green products,having passed the railway line which was built in 19th century by the british settlers,after arriving in Nanyuki,mountkenya main peak views,can be seen from far,lunch is served after arrival at the sirimon gate simple sandwich and wakamore by our cook,what comes to each ones mind is how he will start the trek in the beautiful sirimon mountkenya forest,animals like to meet and find in the forest are baboons,elephants,bufalloes,sike monkeys,species of birds like the turacco bird,mountain eagles,horn bills.main trees are mohagony,meru oak,and hagenia trees,heathers and bamboo bushes before arriving at oldmoses camp at an altitude of 3300m above sea level
Mounkenya peaks trekking and hiking can be conqured easily in some peaks without using some technical equipment this is done at point lenana which is the second africa hiking point in the summit 4985m which does not require technical equipments.mountkenya has more peaks that can be climbed,for example batian peak,nelion peak,dalton peak,point moses peak and nelion peak
Point Lenana on Mount Kenya is a challenging and enjoyable trekking peak at 4895 metres which is accessible for most fit walkers. From the summit there is a beautiful view of the dramatic volcanic massif and the two main peaks of Batian and Nelion, as well as long views over the central plains of Kenya.
Mount Kenya tour special offers
- Day 1 :Transport from Nairobi to mountkenya town from Nayuki then start the hike to oldmoses camp 3300m.
- Day 2: early trekk from oldmoses to shiptons camp 4200m through mountkenya mackinders valley
- Day 3: attempt the summit at night to lenana peak 4985m and back to shiptons camp for breakfast then descend down to oldmoses camp for dinner
- Day 4: After breakfast walk for 9 km through the rain forest to sirimon gate to connect the transport back to Nairobi.
Pricing varies from
- The number of people participating
- The number of days where the tour should start and end.
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