4 Days: Sirimon Route
This route is on the drier side of themountain which offers some of the finest walking. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access adequate and the sleeping huts are good. One hikes up this route to the summit and back via the same route in 3 nights 4 days.
Day 1; Nairobi – Old Moses Camp [3300 m]
Leave Nairobi in the morning driving towards the north side of Kenya reaching Nanyuki town for lunch. Meet your climbing crew that is the porters and guides at this point. Afterwards proceed driving to Mount Kenya Sirimon gate, check in the park and start trekking to Old Moses camp for 3 hrs. Dinner and Overnight at the camp.
Day 2; Old Moses camp – Shiptons camp [4200 m]
After taking some early breakfast, start trekking along a single trail to Shiptons camp crossing Ontulili, Likii and Mackinders valleys reaching to the camp in 5 – 6 hrs. Lunch would have been packed for you. Dinnner and Overnight at the camp.
Day 3; Shiptons Camp – Summit Point Lenana – Old Moses Camp
At 0200 hrs, wake up and have a simple breakfast and start trekking to the summit [ 4985m ] to catch up with sunrise. On a very clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro is visible from this point. Take some photos and start heading back to Shiptons for heavy breakfast. Afterwards continue down along Mackinders valley all the way to Old Moses camp. Dinner and Overnight at the camp.
Day 4; Old Moses Camp – Sirimon gate – Nairobi
After having breakfast, leave the camp hiking down along the paved road through bamboo and rain forests reaching the gate. Check out of the park gate, board a vehicle taking you back to Nairobi or onward destination.