5 Day Mount Kenya Trekking Via Sirimon – Naromoru Route

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
  • 5 Day Mount Kenya Trekking Via Sirimon - Naromoru Route, Hiking Safaris in DR Congo

Description

5 Day Mount Kenya trekking via Sirimon – Naromoru Route is a moderate mountain hike rated as easy among the short trip excursions in East Africa. Hiking Mt. Kenya using this route is among the popular itineraries for climbers attempting to hike at an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time. This tour is designed in such a way that both the pace of ascend and descend are comfortable and allows hikers to enjoy their time while on the Mountain.

Yes, taking Sirimon route is more interesting and comfortable route on Mount Kenya; and can be taken up most hill walkers, offering a varied climb from the cultivated lowlands, through unique ice-covered alpine heath and up to jagged volcanic peaks and glistening glaciers almost at the peak of Point Lenana.

5 Day Mount Kenya Trekking via Sirimon – Naromoru Route

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kenya
  • Day 2: Nairobi – Mount Kenya – Old Moses hut (3300 mts)
  • Day 3: Old Moses – Shipton’s Hut (4200 mts)
  • Day 4: Shipton’s – PointT Lenana Peak (4985mts) – Mackinder’s Hut (4300mts)
  • Day 5: Mackinder’s (4300mts) – Naromoru gate (2600mts) – Nairobi

Day 1: Arrival in Kenya

Meet and greet our company representative upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi for check in and briefing about 5 Day Mount Kenya trekking via Sirimon – Naromoru Route. The airport is approximately 35 – 45 minutes’ drive to Most of the hotels.

Accommodation: Rock Guest House

Day 2: Nairobi – Mount Kenya – Old Moses hut (3300 mts)

Depart from Nairobi by 07.00hrs headed for Nanyuki. The drive will take you approximately 3 hrs and pass through agricultural country. You will arrive in time for lunch at mountain Rock lodge. Mountain Rock Lodge is an old country hotel at the base of the forest on the western slopes of Mt Kenya at an altitude 2,000m. After lunch is a full briefing and equipment check before we begin the transfer to the mountain. It takes about one hour to get to the Sirimon Park Gate (2600m) crossing the equator en-route. Sirimon gate marks the start of the Sirimon route.

From here is an interesting 2-3 hours walk through Forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (3340m). Accommodation today will be at the Old Moses mountain hut (3340m).

Accommodation: Old Moses Mountain Camp

Day 3: Old Moses – Shipton’s Hut (4200 mts)

Leaving after breakfast. Today is a long 6 – 7 hours hike to Shipton’s mountain hut (4200 mts). Leaving early, we traverse the expansive moorlands carpeted with tussock grasses and dotted with the unique Giant lobelia and Senecio plants, crossing streams and valleys. Today’ trek is largely through the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch.

Accommodation: Old Moses Mountain Camp

Day 4: Shipton’s – Point Lenana Peak (4985mts) – Mackinder’s Hut (4300mts)

Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03.00 or 04.00hrs and you hike for about three hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks to Point Lenana summit – 4985mts. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rise as it reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion over the equator. On a clear day you can see the snow capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro miles away to the south. After celebrating the achievement descend down through Lewis Glacier up to the Austrian hut to join to the Naromoru track and descend for 2 hours to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then relax the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m).

Accommodation: Mackinders Hut

Day 5: Mackinder’s (4300mts) – Naromoru gate (2600mts) – Nairobi

After an early breakfast, begin a 3-4 hour descent to Met Station (3030mts). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands, Heather and the lower vertical bog. From Met Station is another 2 hours walk down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where we meet the vehicle that will take us via a hotel at the base of Mount Kenya for a quick shower to freshen up before driving back to Nairobi. After the refreshing break we proceed on to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. You will be dropped at Nairobi airport to end your 5 Day Mount Kenya trekking via Sirimon – Naromoru Route before your connecting flight to the next destination.

Included

  • Porterage
  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals

Excluded

  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gear
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals
  • Drinks
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