Sirimon peak circumnavigation- 7 days


Day 1- Mountain Rock Lodge
Morning transfer from Nairobi, arriving at Mountain Rock Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon is a nature walk (3-4 hours) through the forest to the Mau Mau caves, the former hideouts for Kenya’s pre-independence guerrilla fighters who fought against the British colonial masters. The escort naturalist guide for the trek talks about their history and the flora and fauna of the forest. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Rock Lodge.

Day 2- Old Moses Camp
At 1000hrs, leave the Lodge together with your guide and porters and drive for less than two hours to Sirimon Park gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities, have picnic lunch then begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700m bypassing the bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)

Day 3- Shiptons Camp
After an early breakfast commence a 6-7 hour trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain as you cover a 900m. ascent in 6-7 hours. The moorland walk takes you across hills and valleys in the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain hyrax. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp (4200m)

Day 4- Mackinder’s Camp
Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder’s camp (4,300m) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m)

Day 5- Shiptons camp
Leaving the camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985m), the hikers summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (4200m) for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp (4200m)

Day 6 – Mountain Rock Lodge.
Have early breakfast before your descend to Sirimon roadhead (2600m) in 4-5 hours, from where you  connect the vehicle for transfer back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 7- Depart
Morning at leisure. Chance for horse riding, nature walks, sport fishing, boating etc. Lunch then return to Nairobi.

Price US$ 875

Price includes:

  •     Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  •     Guide, assistant guides, cooks and porters
  •     Three meals daily
  •     Water: Day 1, we provide 1.5 liters of Bottled Mineral Water; Day 2 until the end of the climb, we provide Katalyn filtered water
  •     Fair wages for porters and guides

Not Included:

  •     Alcohol
  •     Tips
  •     Items of a personal nature
  •     Gamov Bag is extra
  •     Portable oxygen tank is extra
  •     Portable manual flush toilet is extra