Mt Kenya Kamweti – Sirimon Route

Duration

7 Days

Minimum Age

-

Fitness Level

-

Accomodation

1x - Lodge
3x - Camp
1x - Hut

Overview

Adventurous climbers looking to explore the road-less traveled will find the Kamweti route ideal for ascent. Starting from the East, the trek goes through bamboo forest belt and dramatic landscape including river crossings to point Lenana and a quick descent on the Sirimon route.

Tour Map

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Tour Plan

Day 1 Forest Castle Lodge: (2000m)

We leave Nairobi in the morning at 7.30 am and drive through the farmland of the Central Province to the Forest Castle Lodge.  As we approach the Mount Kenya Slopes the coffee plantation give way to tea Plantations.  The final part is dense Forest Land where we might encounter wildlife such as elephants and buffaloes.   We arrive just in time for lunch and can use the afternoon besides packing of our mountain gear also for a guided nature walk conducted by lodge based naturalist.

Accommodation:    Forest Castle Lodge

Meal Plan:  L D

Day 2 Forest Station ( 2400m)

The morning in this area is usually misty and cloudy.  We have our breakfast at 7.30 am get a briefing from our mountain guide and embark on a short hike to the Old Forest Station.  The terrain is easy and the hike is more or less a leisurely stroll where we have plenty of time to marvel at the lush mountain environment.  We stop for lunch on the way and arrive in the early afternoon our camp.  The crew has pitched tents and welcomes us with a cup of tea and snacks.

Accommodation:    Fly camp

Meal Plan: B L D

Day 3 Sagana River Camp ( 3000m)

After breakfast at the camp we hike on towards the Sagana River Camp which will be at an altitude of 2980m. The hike, with lunch on the way, takes about 6 hours and leads through a dense bamboo forest. Just across the Sagana River we will find our fly camp already set up by the crew. During the rainy season the crossing of the river can be difficult, but our crew will get us safely across the river.

Accommodation:    Fly Camp

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 4 Thego River Camp 3750m

After a good night rest our walk continues through the bamboo forest to the heath and moor land. The Thego River camp at 3750m is our next destination. Lunch will be taken on the way. The hike takes about 6 hours and if lucky you may have some close encounter with some wild game on the way. After dinner, we climb early into our sleeping bags to get a good rest and escape the cold.

Accommodation:    Fly Camp

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 5 Mackinders Camp ( 4250m )

Our climb continues for about 3 hours to Lake Hohnel through beautiful tropical alpine vegetation, dominated by Seneca and Lobelia. At the scenic lake we stop for a lunch break enjoying a view of the clear waters. After another two hours we finally reach Mackinders Camp at 4250m in the Teleki Valley. Overnight will be at the Teleki Hut (Mackinders Camp) where we will take a good rest in the dormitories in preparation for the next days’ challenge of the Lenana Peak.

Accommodation:    Mountain Hut

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 6 Point Lenana ( 4895m)

After an early morning breakfast at 4.00am, the hike takes us via a steep screed to the Austrian Hut at 4790m. Here we have a short break with a sip of hot tea and biscuits, before the final challenge on Point Lenana (4895m) via Lewis Glacier. After watching the Sunrise, and taking our summit photos, we descend on the northern side via Simba Cole to the Shiptons Camp (4200m) where lunch will be taken. Thereafter we continue down on the Sirimon route to the Old Moses Camp at 3400m. After dinner we will have a well-deserved rest after a very strenuous, but eventful day.

Accommodation: Old Moses Camp

Meal Plan:  B L D

Day 7 Descend Sirimon

Our final descend takes us to the Sirimon Gate. Here we bid the crew farewell and are met by our driver. At the trout tree restaurant we stop for lunch before proceeding back to Nairobi

Meal Plan:  B L


Important

  • Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 6 hours a day on the day of the Lenana crossover, for up to 10 hours.
  • Crampons may be useful during the rainy season.
  • Climbers must bring along their own climbing gear.
  • Our porters carry 8 kg of personal climbing gear per client.

Price

From 6 Pax $1,860.00 p.p.s

*Residents and Citizens discount available


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