6 Days Sirimon – Naro Moru Route
Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp), 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascentLeave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Mount Kenya National Park’s Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From Sirimon Gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
Day 2: Old Moses | Liki North Camp, 10km, 3hrs, 3900mAfter breakfast, the trekking follow the track uphill through the Mount Kenya National Park rain forest to 3990m, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go towards the left contouring through the Moorland and crossing over to the Liki North Camp for the night (camping) at 3993m, B,L,D.
Day 3: Liki North Camp | Shipton’s Camp, 5km, 2hrs, 4000m
Wake up a sumptuous breakfast. You will then start trekking from Liki North Camp uphill to Mackinders Valley. At this valley, experience viewing panoramic sights up the towards the main peaks (Nelion, Batian and Lenana). After a scenic trek, arrive at your overnight camp. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D
Day 4: Shipton Camp | Mackinders Camp, 7km, 3hrs, 4200mFrom Shipton’s camp the trail 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 Mackinder’s Camp for the night, B,L,D.
Day 5: Mackinder’s Camp | Point Lenana, 7km, 4hrs | Met Station, 23km, 7hrs
The normal approach is to wake up early and start at 2 am in order to reach the peak in time to catch sunrise. Hiking from Mackinder’s Camp to Point Lenana takes about 4 hr walk reaching the summit by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise and summit photography, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs. Trek Mt Kenya further down for 4hrs to arriving at Met Station for dinner and overnight, B,L,D.
Day 6: Met Station | Naro Moru Gate, 9km, 3hrs| NairobiAfter breakfast, hiking descent through the rainforest which is 9km to Mount Kenya National Park’s Naro Moru Gate at 2,600m. Here, you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 3pm, B, L.
Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Start and finish Nairobi
• Treated water on the trek
• Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary