4 Days - Mount Kenya hike Sirimon up-Naromoru

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The most popular route to go up when hiking mountkenya,it has one of the best guides and porters who are very coperative and professional when trekking through this route in mountkenya.The sirimon route can be one of the best route in mountkenya when hiking up because both camping and huts are applied.The huts are sharing where one cabin can sleep over 20 hiking guests,it is one of the driest route in all the routes of mountkenya western side,

 

Day 1: Nairobi - Old Moses camp (3,300m)
early in the morning pick up in Nairobi hotel drive to the Sirimon Park gate (8,700 ft 2650m). From the gate, we trek/hike up through the magnificent mountkenya forest whereby in your lucky day of the hike you will be able to trace some of the animals like baboons,columbus monkeys,wild bufalloes ,giraffes and zebras the the forest is covered with  bamboo and giant heather zone,including one of the indiginous trees of africa  before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton camp (4,200m).
Early morning After breakfast, follow the trail  uphill, forking right at the junction of shipptons and likii north. After a water break,as you are breaking up,the guide has the ability to explain of the best hiking information in your sorounding including many of the peaks ahead, 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 all along  from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp mountain peaks are able to be seen a long side your track. This camp is a surreal setting below towering peaks namely batian peaks,nelion peaks,and lenana peak and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds.

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Shipton - Pt Lenana (4,985m) - Met Station
Very early morning,attend at 3.am attempt 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 and loose scrambling. With a good Moon you barely need a torch.beautiful stars in the sky are seen, Without a Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth.
The climb up takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mount. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Mackinders camp for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Met Station in Naromoru route via the Moorland and the vertical bogs,passing through the tereki valley arriving in time for lunch.

Dinner and overnight at the Met Station cabins.

Day 4: Met station (3,000m) - Nairobi.
After early morning breakfast, descend through the beautiful forest in Naromoru route 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 evening.

The following items are included in the above prices:

  • All transportation to/from the mountain
  • All Park fees.
  • All food while on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
  • All guiding services
  • Porter support for the climb.

Excluded:

  • Tip
  • Beverages(beer,soda)
  • mountain gears