5 Days - Mount Kenya Sirimon-Naromoru or back to the same route down

Naromoru route is one of the 3rd best route for hiking mountkenya national park,it is between aberdares and samburu national park,This route has posibly the best accomodations,although it has some disadvantages,one of them is it s boggy and rocky therefore makes it hard to hike up in it.you can drive to metstation,in Nromoru route tour,when hiking up this route you pass through the tereki valley to mackinders camp,ithe technical climbers are more likely to go up hiking through this route to Austrian camp which is the highest top hut in mountkenya,generally the weather in mtkenya are seasonal,sometimes you expect showers in the evenings and sunny mornings in this routes


Day 1: Nairobi - Old Moses camp (3,300m)

After pick up in Nairobi drive to the Sirimon Park gate where the trekk starts (8,700 ft). From the gate, we trek up thro magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut Old Moses camp) for dinner and overnight. Tthis is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton camp (4,200m)
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, we continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Full Day acclimatization.
For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

Day 4 : Shipton - Pt Lenana (4,985m)
Met Station Kick off at 3.am to reach pt Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good Moon you barely need a torch. Without a Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth.
The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Mackinders camp for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Met Station via the Moorland and the vertical bogs arriving in time for lunch.

Dinner and overnight at the Met Station cabins.

Day 5: Met station (3,000m) - Nairobi.
After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Naru moru Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early at around 3 oclock.

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