Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon Naromoru 5 Days
The Naro Moru route is the fastest and therefore also the most popular route onto the mountain, being used by many of the tour and outfitting companies guiding clients up to Point Lenana. The Naro Moru route's steepness and direct approach to the peak makes it more challenging to acclimatize on than others, however our 3 day itinerary offers plenty of time for a safe and successful ascent/descent. The Naro Moru route also features the legendary "Vertical Bog", a steep quagmire of wet moorland that is extremely taxing and unpleasant after rains. The final climb up to the Austrian Hut tackles a long, loose and uncompromising scree slope up the side of the Teleki Valley.
A more gradual trek to the summit, traversing areas of rich forest cover before emerging into the sprawling moorlands. This hike is usually rated as the easiest among the short trips and is quite popular with persons attempting to reach an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time. It is a good choice for large trekking groups as it follows the same trail up and down, making it convenient for those who are unable to reach the summit to stay behind at lower camps to wait for the rest of the group to complete the trip then descend together. Unless preferred, camping is not necessary as accommodation is available in a lodge and mountain huts throughout the trip.
There are three main Mount Kenya climbing routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru, Sirimon and Chogoria and each of which has something different to offer. Naromoru is the fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. Designed for those who have a minimum amount of time and who want to reach the third highest peak Pt. Lenana. This challenging, non technical ascent can be made by any healthy person.
Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki
Leave Nairobi by our Tour van to Nanyuki. Lunch, dinner and overnight at a base hotel. (1950m).
Day 2: Nanyuki - Old Moses
After breakfast, transfer from Nanyuki to the Sirimon Park gate (2600m) where the trekking starts. Walk through the rain forest for 9kms (3-hrs walk) to the first mountain hut - Old Moses (3300m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Old Moses - Shiptons
Early in the morning we leave for Shiptons Camp (4200m) via Mackinders Valley. Lunch enroute, dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Shiptons Camp - Point Lenana - Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas
Wake up very early in the morning around 0230hrs ready to hike to point Lenana (4985m). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt Kilimanjaro to the South. After Point Lenana descend to the Mintos hut (4250m) for breakfast then proceed to Meru Mt .Kenya bandas (3000m) campsite stopping at Road head for lunch, dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 5: Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas - Chogoria - Nairobi
After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having conquered the Mt. Kenya.
The above safari includes :
- All meals and excursions as per the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees in the Game Reserves and National Parks.
- All road transportation and Game drives using custom-made Safari minivan complete with pop-up roof for enhanced game viewing and photography.
- Full board accommodation on Safari.
- Experienced English speaking driver-guides.
The above safari excludes :
- All flights.
- Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.
- All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls, tips and drinks/beverages.
- Extra meals.
- Any other items not mentioned above.
- Medical/Travel Insurance.