The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.



07:00 am: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel/ residence and drive to Nanyuki town the capital of Laikipia County. Presently Nanyuki is a base for the Kenya Air Force and a training area for the British Army.

Nanyuki continues to be an important town for Mount Kenya climbers, supply centre for farms and is close to ranches, game parks conservancies in the region.

From Nanyuki Town (1980 meters) we drive toward the Mount Kenya to the Sirimon gate at 2650 meters. The distance between Nanyuki and Sirimon Gate is 23 km’s.

10:30 am :On completion of park entry formalities at the Sirimon Gate, you begin a 3½ hour (9 km’s) hike through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (also called Judmeier Camp) at 3300 meters.

We gain 740 meters on the ascent and begin to truly acclimatize. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species

13:30pm: We hike a little higher about 1 km from Old Moses camp to 3600 meters to see 2 Mount Kenya peaks – Nelion and Batian next to each other. These peaks are climbed only by professional alpinists.

14:00pm: After taking pictures we descend down from 3600 meters to Old Moses camp at 3300 meters for our picnic lunch.

15:00 pm: After lunch we descend down for 9 km’s (1.5 hours) to Sirimon gate where you get your driver guide and transfer back to Nairobi.

19:00pm: We arrive back to Nairobi, transfer you to your hotel/ residence.


 USD 230 for 1  person

USD 210  per person sharing



  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Park fee
  • Water
  • Lunch


  • Gratuities (optional}
  • Airport pick ups/and hotels that aren’t in the city centre/Westland’s at an extra cost(USD 30)

Here are the equipment’s needed for climb:

Rain trouser
Rain jacket
Warm jacket

Warm socks

Warm trouser
Warm hat
Head torch
Warm t shirt
Warm sweater
Hiking boots
Hiking pole
Day pack/small bag
Lack sack/big
Sun glasses

Bottle of water/camel bag

Sun cream

If you don’t have Each item can be hired for USD 4