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.
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
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.
Your adventure awaits!
YHA Travel Kenya
James Muraguri Gichohi Was Born on 21 st March 1966 in Nyeri District,Kenya.Early Education Musingu Primary school 1971 Kakamega thereafter Nyeri Kiarithaini Primary school. High school attended Mweru high school in Mukurweini Nyeri and Kiarithaini High School in Karatina, Nyeri. Joined St Philips Institute of Science and Technology of Australia for distance learning course in Youth Work and Development ,later joined The African Institute for Economic and Social Development for courses in Agriculture and Management,trained in other field of youth Guidance,councelling and development. Later in 1988 Secured a job with Kenya Youth Hostels Association,A distinguished Volunteer with the Scouting movement in kenya and East Africa,The Canadian Crossroads International,GIB-German society for international meetings among others. My interests are in development issues and a focus in politics as a way to build the society music,writing,reading,meeting and sharing with people,to serve the less fortunate and especially the Youth in focus to Development as my key concern.