5 days sirimon peak circumnavigation of mount kenya

5 Days Sirimon Peak Circumnavigation of Mount Kenya

[ TAS 92 | Price From: $1,230 pp ]

5 Days Sirimon Peak Circumnavigation of Mount Kenya


Highly recommended for unseasoned high altitude trekkers as it offers maximum chances of acclimatization, virtually guaranteeing successful ascent to the summit. From Shipton’s, you skirt the high peaks to the east, bypassing Kami and Two-tarn huts as you marvel at the splendid view of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak to attempt the summit from Mackinder’s camp in the Teleki valley and eventually descending through the Sirimon.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Nairobi to the base Lodge for lunch. Then on to Sirimon Park gate (2600 M). On completion of park entry formalities, have picnic lunch then begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700 M 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 (3300 M)

Day 2

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 900 M. Ascent in 6-7 hours. The moor land walk takes you across hills and valleys in the sprawling moor lands 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 (4200 M)

Day 3

Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700 M) 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 (4,300 M) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300 M)

Day 4

Leaving the camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985 M), the hiker’s 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 (4200 M) for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp (4200 M)

Day 5

Have early breakfast before your descend to Sirimon road head (2600 M) in 4-5 hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to the base Lodge for a hot shower and lunch then return to Nairobi.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Transport from Nairobi and back
  • Accommodation – mountain huts and tents when camping
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bags and insulation mats)
  • Services of our own mountain guide, cook and porters
  • All park entrance, hut and camp site fees
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals
  • AMREF flying ambulance insurance cover
  • Statutory taxes

Tour Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Personal hiking equipment like boots etc.
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, personal items
  • Activities not detailed in the itinerary
  • Additional services you may request at the time

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

Work with Top Africa Safaris

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.

24 hours turn around time that guarantees quick quotations and their respective itineraries

Value for money! We got a good rapport with service providers thus ensuring competetive pricing for all our products.