Kenya / Mountain Climbing

4 Days Sirimon, Naro Moru Route

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Mount Kenya trek that Combines the two most scenic routes of Mt Kenya. Ascent is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain

I'M UP FOR
Mountain Climbing
DURATION
3 Nights
COUNTRY
Kenya
ROUTE CIRCUIT
Nairobi - Nairobi
SAFARI TYPE
Joining Group Safari
MIN PERSONS
1

Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon gate - Old Moses Camp

In the morning depart from Nairobi to Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch, full briefing and equipment check then transfer to Sirimon Park Gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities, you begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species.

Accommodation: Old Moses camp (3300m).

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Old Moses Camp - Shipton’s Camp

After an early breakfast, we commence a 7-8 hours trek to Shipton's camp (4,236m). Today's trek is long and interesting but also a good test on individual fitness. You’ll ascent close to 900m going up the surreal Mackinder Valley with its strange vegetation of giant lobelia and groundsel, unique to equatorial African mountains.

Accommodation: Shipton's hut (4236m)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Shipton's Camp – Point Lenana Peak – Mackinder's Camp - Met Station

Predawn attempt of the summit starts 3 a.m and you hike for about 3 hours up screes and a bare rocky track to reach the hikers summit, Pt Lenana at 4,985m in time to witness the African Sunrise as it reflects its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion over the equator at 6.30 am – to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340kms to the south on a clear day. Then 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.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Met Station– Naromoru Park Gate – Nairobi

After an early breakfast, begin a 3-4 hour descent to Met Station (3030mts) through 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 transfer you to Naro Moru hotel for lunch and then back to Nairobi.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Need To Know

What's included & excluded in the price?

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Transfer to/from the base of the mountain gates
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes, camping fees, and park rescue fees
  • Park certified guides (ratio of 1:4) and assistant guides/company reps
  • Porters and cooks, plus equipment for them
  • All group camping equipment including sleeping tents
  • Meals plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner
  • Treated water on the trek

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDE

  • International flights
  • Kenyan Visa, purchased on arrival
  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • Vaccinations and malaria tablets
  • Personal expenses
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips paid only to main guide for distribution to Porters and cooks
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary