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4 Days 3 Nights Mount Kenya Climb Naro-Moru Sirimon

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Naro Moru, Kenya

  • Activities

    Adventure, Climbing, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $560 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Avg Distance

    200 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily Departures

  • Starting Location

    Nairobi

  • Price Includes

    Transport from Nairobi by public and back, 2 nights accommodation in the huts as in the itinerary, all 3 meals, services of a professional guide, porters to carry your luggage, park fees

  • Notes

    Bring your owmn gloves, sunglasses, sleeping bag, hats, rain suits, warm jacket, heavy boots, scarves, rain trousers. Price is exclusive of first and last night of accommodation in Nairobi.

Highlights

  • Walking through dense forestation, with evidence of finding elephant and buffalo all round.
  • Admire this spectacular scenery as the forestation clears to reveal rolling moorlands reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Explore the gigantic mountain and its beautiful birds watched.
  • Taking in the view of the 3 peaks from Shipton’s Camp and photograpy.
  • Get to Point Lenanna just as the red sun rises over the African plains below.

Trip Info

4Days 3 Nights Mount Kenya climb Naro-moru – Sirimon Route

This is most popular of all the routes that lead up to the Mountain. It is the steepest and the fastest way up Mt Kenya and ascends the mountain from the west. The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations. Most climbers begin at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 metres). Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on looses gravel while going up.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi -Met station (3,050 m) 3 -4 hrs. 10km, 400m ascent.
After pick up in Nairobi drive to the naru moru park gate. From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins (Met Station) for dinner and overnight.

This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs. gaining an elevation of 600m.

Day 2: Met Station – Mackinder’s camp (4,300m).5-6 hrs. 11km, 1,200m ascent.
A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the
Marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic
Rocks before continuing further to Mackinder’s camp, gaining 1300m in
Altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight – Mackinder’s camp (4300m)

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Mackinder’s – Pt. Lenana (4,985m) – Old Moses camp. 11 hrs. 685m ascent, 1,685 descent.

Leave at 0300 hrs. for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across
Bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt.
Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving in time to catch the African
Sunrise. Later descend to Shiptons camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old
Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to
Enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the
Camp.
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

Day 4: Old Moses (3,300m) – Nairobi. 2 hrs.
After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early evening.

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