Traversing the Sirimon Track

We traverse mount Kenya by ascending the Sirimon Track.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1050 - $1944
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
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The Sirimon Track is one of the finest approaches to the peak area. It offers some of the best views of the main peaks, with a gradual climb, which can be done leisurely.

Day 1:

We leave Nairobi at 6am (latest)    

We arrive at Nanyuki at 10 am where we have lunch. At 11.30 am we shall depart for the Sirimon Park gate.

Our Mountain trek starts from this point after a few formalities at the Gate, an easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization. Overnight will be at Old mosses (3300m) in the high altitude mountain cabins. By the end of the day we will have done 5 hours of walking.

 

Day 2:

The day starts at 00800 Hrs

By the end of this day we shall have done about 8 hrs of walking (Leisurely). This will be a true taste of patience, endurance & determination.

Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. (3990m).Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at Shiptons Cabins the of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).

 

Day 3 :

We shall spend this day acclimatizing at the base of the peaks, where we shall climb to the view Point of Oblong & Nanyuki tarn. Time Permitting, we shall descend a little bit further to have a glimpse of the other side of the mountain( but from this angle, we shall have an excellent view of Batian , Nelion & Point John not for getting the Diamond collier as well as the “Am phi theatre”

 

Day 4:

The day starts at 00200 Hrs

We start early so that we can reach the Peak at Sunrise

Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. This will be the most challenging bit of the Mt Trek and will require a strong mind to reach the summit. At about 0730 Hrs we shall start the descend back to Mintos Hut where we shall have breakfast. We shall camp (in Tents) within this region for the night

 

Day 5:

The day starts at 00800 Hrs

We shall leave for the Mt Kenya Meru Banda’s having a stopover at Road Head for Lunch. Time permitting we shall deviate abit & descend to “Nithii” waterfalls. We shall latter join the main route & head to the Mt Kenya Meru Banda’s where we shall be accommodated for the night.

 

Day 6:

After Breakfast, we shall leave the Mt Kenya Meru band’s at 9 am. We shall trek the first 10 Km Out of the dense forest & Cover the rest of 22 Km Using Basic 4x4 Landrover out of the Park( kindly note that the ride is quite bumpy).

On reaching Chogoria town, we shall have lunch & Latter be transferred back to Nairobi & latter

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Old mosses mountain cabins
  • Shiptons Cabin
  • Sirimon Bandas
  • Tented Camps

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Baisy Oryx Tours Travel & Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 254-020-2470001
Since: Aug 2013

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Elephant
Elephant
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Giraffe
Hyena
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Bird watching
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Bush walks
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Rock climbing
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