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Mt. Kenya 3 Days Sirimon

12 April, 2021

Mt. Kenya 3 Days Sirimon

Available Dates:14th to 16th May |  11th -13th June

CONQUER MT. KENYA VIA SIRIMON

Day 1:  Nairobi to Old Moses Camp (3,300m)
Driving Time: 4hours Hiking Duration: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 9km Ascent: 860m
Leave Nairobi early at 0600hrs and drive north past central highlands to the Mt. Kenya Sirimon gate. At the gate, we will go through the park check-in process as you prepare your bags and enjoy a picnic lunch. The walk starts at the Sirimon gate following the road up the tropical rain forest to the heather region. Our first camp for the night is at Old Moses camp. The shining lights of Nanyuki town are beautiful on a clear night from this camp.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Old Moses Camp to Shipton Camp(4,200m)
Hiking duration: 6-7hrs
Distance: 14km Ascent:900m
After breakfast, we set off at 0800hrs following the narrow track towards the new weather station. After the weather station, the route forks right leaving the Likii North route to cross a series of valleys to Mackinder Valley. From here the peaks are clear all the way to the camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Shipton Camp to Point Lenana (4,895m) to Old Moses Camp) to Nairobi
Hiking Duration:
9hrs Distance: 21km
Rise early for tea and light snacks at 0300hrs. Commence the steep climb via the ridge between the peaks towards Hall Tarn. Arrive at Lenana peak at 0630hrs in time for sunrise. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp for breakfast before proceeding down to Old Moses Camp where you will be picked by the driver to Nairobi.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Due to the nature of the exercise, you need to prepare your body well. It is recommended you do daily cardio-based exercises before the hike. We have prep hikes organized every weekend & private on weekdays for your support and it would be great to attend them.
Check out our hiking calendar on the link below:
https://bucketlist.co.ke/calendar

FOOD & SNACKS

Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks like cookies, biscuits, and fruits. You should also bring your own energy snacks for the duration of the hike. Based on your preference, you can consider nuts, candy, energy bars, soda/beverage, Energy Sachets, Apples, and fruits. Main meals are prepared and served at camp. They include common starch, vegetables, soup, and meat. Any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, non-beef must be communicated in advance.

CLIMBING GEAR

No. Item Quantity
1 Backpack/rucksack for porters 1 Pc
2 Day pack Bag properly padded 1 Pc
3 Sleeping bag (-0 to -20 degrees) 1 Bag
4 Waterproof Hiking Boots 1 Pair
5 Marvin/Balaclava /Warm Hat 1 Pc
6 Sunglasses 1 Pc
7 Slim hot water flask 1 Pc
8 T-Shirts – Polyester quick dry. 4 Pcs
9 Warm Jacket 1 Pc
10 Long Raincoat or Poncho 1 Pc
11 Walking pants 2 Pcs
12 Summit Ski Trouser 1 Pc
13 Waterproof windbreaker pants / Rain Trousers 1 Pc
14 Heavy woolen socks 4 Pcs
15 Gloves (Warm Ski gloves) 1 Pc
16 Light woolen gloves -1 1 Pc
17 Fleece 1 Pcs
18 Thermal underwear (Top & Bottom) 1-2 Pairs
19 Camelbak Hydration pack /Water bottles 2-3 litres total
20 Bathroom Kit (Recommended Wet Wipes, SunScreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, etc)
21 Headlamp with Extra Batteries 1 Pcs
22 Personal First aid items/medicine if any
24 Wide Brimmed sun hat/Baseball cap 1 Pc
25 Snacks to last all days (Personal Discretion)
27 Passport/National ID/Alien ID
28 Personal First Aid items
29 Gaiters
30 Emergency evacuation cover
31 Crew Tips Money(Recommended) USD 30 -100

All the above items can be sourced with the help of our team. Contact our Expeditions team for hiring and purchase.

Expedition Charges

Citizens: KES 24,600

Kenyan Residents: KES 27,600

Non-Residents: KES 36,600

Package Includes

  • All meals on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts.
  • Statutory park fees.
  • Guides and staff entry fees.
  • Experienced Guides.
  • Group porters for meals, supplies.
  • Experienced Mountain chef and catering team.
  • Porter to carry your personal rucksack.
  • Transfers from Nairobi to the Mountain and back.

Package Excludes

  • Tips for guides and porters (Recommended tip values – $30-$100)
  • Personal Climbing Gear as per the above list.
  • Water and Drinks (Though clean spring water is available for refills you may consider these)
  • En-route meals on the first and last day.

Booking & Payments

A minimum of KES 5,000 secures your slot on the trip.  For Bank, payments contact our team. For MPESA: Use Paybill Number 695596 and input your name as the Account Number.

For any Queries contact our Expeditions Director on 0725157834/0729 995059 or email [email protected]

Booking Terms & Conditions

All our adventure bookings are subject to Bucketlist Adventures Booking policy as outlined on the link below:
https://bucketlist.co.ke/2021/04/15/bucketlist-adventures-ltd-booking-policy/

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At a glance

Mt Kenya is one of the most beautiful Tropical Mountains in Africa. With unrivaled beauty, this trip will take you up via the scenic Sirimon route with amazing views of the Mountain.

  • Sirimon Route
  • Ksh. 24,600
  • Ksh. 27,600
  • Ksh. 36,600
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