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THE SIRIMON ROUTE
It is on dry side of the Mountain that offer some of the finest walking climb up through forest wide range approach of the summit.The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki, access is adequate and the bunk house facilities is best on the side of the Mountain.
THE NAROMORU ROUTE
It is forest route to point lenana. It is popular route although not scenic. The route gives the experience of two major valley, the Sirimon route up passes up through rolling hillsides covered with unique high elevation vegetation surving in the harsh temperature range of the equatorial highland is not easy and the plant adapt some very unique way to ensure the survival on the way out your will have finest views of Mt. Kenya spectacular rocky peaks.
4 DAYS MT.KENYA
Day 1 NAIROBI/SIRIMON/JUDMIER CAMP(OLD MOSES) 3-4Hrs (860m)
Depart Nairobi at 7.30 AM to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hrs proceed to sirimon gate 1 hr 2, 440m.
From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3 1/2hrs from the gate the track veers right to judmier camp 3,300m for dinner and overnight . Lunch(L) ,Dinner(D)
Day 2 JUDMIER CAMP/SHIPTON CAMP 6-7 HRS (900M)
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, fork left at the junction. After 1 hr from old Moses camp, the track crosses Ontulili river, go rift countouring through Moorland and crossing Liki north and countinue uphill to Mackinders valley from where the panoramic views are up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and Overnight at Shipton camp (4,200m) B,L,D.
Day 3 SHIPTON CAMP/POINT LENANA/JUDMIER CAMP(OLD MOSES CAMP) 9-10 HRS
Leave at 3 Am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through the cliff clearing visible part towards lower hail tarns arriving Lenana at 6.30 am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise descend down to shipton camp, 2 hrs for breakfast and then 4 hrs down to old moses camp for dinner and overnight. B,LD.
Day 4 JUDMIER CAMP/SIRIMON/NAIROBI 2-3 HRS
After breakfast (B),walk down, 2hrs through to forest clearance and connect your transport to get back to Nairobi. B,L