6 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Naro Moru with peak circuit route
Sirimon route is more scenic and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking.
NaroMoru is the most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.
Day 1: NAIROBI-SIRIMON-JUDMIER CAMP (OLD MOSES CAMP)
Depart Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the 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.
Day 2: CHOGORIA-MOUNT MERU BANDAS
After climbing through the rain forest to 3993m. Spend the night at Liki Camp north.
Day 3: LIKI NORTH CAMP- SHIPTON’S CAMP
The trail proceeds to Shipton’s camp where we will rest in order to acclimatise overnight.
Day 4: SHIPTON CAMP-MACKINDERS CAMP
From 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 view the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. Descend to shipton’s camp for the night.
Day 5: MACKINDERS CAMP-POINT LENANA
An early 2.00 am start for an attempt to reach point Lenana before descending to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then on to Met Station for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: MET STATION-NAROMORU-NAIROBI
Descend to park gate and transfer to Nairobi.
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
On completion, successful climb Certificate
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary