6 DAYS CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA SIRIMON NARO MORU ROUTE
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6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route; Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mount Kenya one of the easiest route to reach Point Lenana.
The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, Alpine flowers and Lobelia in higher elevations.
Naro-moru route also considered one of the quickest route to descend. Mount Kenya – Africa’s second highest mountain – offers a choice of exciting treks and climbs through its varied scenery of volcanic ridges, deep valleys and rugged landscape.
To climb Mount Kenya is an experience of a lifetime, highly recommended to the adventurous traveler willing to forego some of life’s luxuries for a few days. Point Lenana (4985m) can be achieved by any physically fit person and no climbing experience is necessary.
6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route Summery
Departure Day: Any Day
Starts: Nairobi/ Ends: Nairobi
Minumum Number of Guests: 2
Mt. Kenya Climbing: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Approximate Trekking Distance: 97 km’s
Grade: B – moderate. Up to 6.5 hours/ 15 miles per day
Accommodation: Standard Lodge at Mountain Base and Tent While trekking
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Tree identification, bird watch, wildlife encounter, photography and beautiful scenery views
6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi to Nanyuki Town
0800 Hours: After breakfast transfer to Nanyuki by road. Upon arrival at your hotel/ Lodge check-in and lunch follows. Later you have the option of visiting Sweetwaters Game Reserve for a game drive, enjoy a complimentary tour of the Equator etc.
There are other attraction in this town like P.C.E.A Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers (a women self help project) where they produce wall mats, scurf’s, tablemats etc using wool products.
Dinner and overnight at a Hotel/ Lodge in Nanyuki
Day 2: Nanyuki – Sirimon Gate (2650 Meters) – Old Moses Hut (3300 Meters)
After breakfast at the lodge, depart Nanyuki together with mountain crews to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Mt. Kenya. The trekking distance from Sirimon gate to Old Moses camp is 9 kilometers and takes about 3 to 4 hours.
As you hike to Old Moses Camp (Judmeier), you will go through a beautiful forest with East African Pencil Cedar trees, Poducarpus trees and the giant Hygenia trees. From Judmeier camp you can see the summits of Batian and Nelion peaks.
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (Judmeier)
Day 3: Old Moses (Judmaier) camp to Shiptons camp
0600 Hours: Wake up and have breakfast before you depart for Shiptons camp. This is about a 6 to 8 hour hike (14 km a journey) crossing Liki and Mackinders valleys, there is a great view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks.
And also a great view of Nanyuki town and beautiful terrain. Shipton’s camp has also an excellent setting with the north faces of Nelion peak and Batian peak. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya.
Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut
Day 4: Shipton Camp
0830 Hours: After breakfast in Shipton’s camp proceed with the trail that leads to kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg col at 4590m.
We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to shipton’s camp for the night
Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut
Day 5: Shiptons Hut – Lenana Summit (4985 Meters) – Met Station Campsite
Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 0200 Hours to prepare yourself and the take pre breakfast at 0230 Hours. Leave Shiptons at 1500 Hours to attempt the summit (a journey that takes 3 ½ hours to reach the summit).
Point Lenana is the 3rd highest peak on Mount Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising.
After enjoying the summit, descend down back to Mackinder’s camp for a full breakfast. Here the guide will give you an hour to relax before you proceed to Met station campsite for lunch, Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Met Station Campsite – Nairobi
0730 Hours: After breakfast, you will walk down to Naro moru gate where you will meet a transfer vehicle to Naro Moru town.
If you are too exhausted, we organize for you a vehicle (at an extra cost) to drive you down from Met station camp to Naromoru town where you will have a short break to say Kwaheri (good bye) to your potters and cook.
Drive back to Nairobi where your tour ends.
6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route Prices
- Bring along; Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers
6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route Rates Includes:
- Start and finish Nairobi
- Treated water on the trek
- Mount Kenya Park Entry Fees
- On completion, successful climb Certificate
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
- Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
- Guarantee price/ guarantee trek on confirmation
- Accommodations in camps/ huts as per the itinerary
- Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
6 Days Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route Rates Do Not Include:
- Tips or gratuity
- Travelers insurance
- Communication charges
- Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
- Lunch or dinner in town (option and extra charges direct)
- Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
- Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)