5 Days: Sirimon-Sirimon
This route is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Hiking along this route in 5 days gives you ample time to enjoy and not ascending to the Summit at night and the sleeping huts are good. One hikes up this route and down the same. Here is a sample of 5 days 4 nights itinerary.
Day 1; Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses camp [ 3300 m ]
Leave from your pick up place at around 8.00 am and drive along via the great northern road of Kenya passing the central highlands and plain lands arriving Nanyuki town in about 4 hrs. Have lunch from this town and meet the rest of climbing crew (porters) and continue driving to Mount Kenya National park Sirimon gate for 45 min. Check in the park and start your hiking along a paved road to Old Moses camp in 3 hrs. Dinner and Overnight at the camp.
Day 2; Old Moses camp – Shiptons camp [4200 m ]
After having breakfast, leave the camp trekking along a single trail crossing Ontulili, Likii and Mackinders valley s arriving to Shiptons camp in 5 – 6 hrs. Lunch will have been packed for you. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 3; Shiptons Camp – Summit (Point Lenana 4985 m) – Back to Shiptons Camp
Wake up at around 6 am in the morning, have breakfast and start hiking to the Summit. It takes 3 hrs to the top and 2 hrs down to Shiptons Camp. Lunch will be packed for the day. Dinner and Overnight at Shiptons.
Day 4; Shiptons camp –Back to Old Moses Camp.
Leave the Camp after breakfast heading down to Old Moses. The trail leads along Mackinders Valley crossing Likki and Ontulili valleys back to the camp. Lunch will be provided before the next camp. Dinner and Overnight at Old Moses.
Day 5; Old Moses Camp – Sirimon gate -Nairobi
After having breakfast, leave the camp and proceed hiking down on the paved road to Sirimon gate. Check out the park gate, boarda waiting vehicle taking you back to Nairobi or Onward destination.