5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek

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The 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek is an accessible and enjoyable hiking route on Mount Kenya and well within the capabilities of fit hill walkers. 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek offers a varied trek from the cultivated lowlands, through unique glacier-sculpted alpine heath and up to jagged volcanic peaks and glistening glaciers near the peak of Point Lenana. The 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek itinerary is based on starting and finishing the journey in Naro Moru.  This 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek route offers the optimum balance of good acclimatisation and scenery. The trail follows the stunning Sirimon route up through dramatic glacial valleys and descends down the pretty Naromoru trail – the most direct traverse on the mountain. We break the tough ascent from Old Moses to Shiptons Camp with a night at Likki North Camp (3990m).

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    All about the 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek.

    5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek offers good opportunities for acclimatization prior to ascending to the summit. Unlike the normal itinerary up and down the Sirimon route, 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek includes an extra day at Mackinders Camp for acclimatization before the final ascent to the summit. 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek is a good choice for first time high-altitude hikers and those arriving from low-altitude regions. From Shipton’s, you skirt the high peaks to the east, bypassing Kami and Two-tarn huts as you marvel at the splendid view of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak. The summit is attempted from Mackinders camp in the Teleki valley and eventually we descend through the Naromoru route.

    Trek beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed Mount Kenya in 5 days from Nairobi. This 5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek offers the optimum balance of good acclimatization and scenery. The trail follows the stunning Sirimon route up through dramatic glacial valleys and descends down the pretty Naromoru trail – the most direct traverse on the mountain.

    We break the tough ascent from Old Moses to Shiptons Camp with a night at Likki North Camp (3990m). Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt Kenya one of the easiest route to reach the summit Point Lenana. It offers almost 95% to reach the summit. The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather, alpine flowers and lobelia in higher elevations.

    Mount Kenya is a volcano that rises dramatically from the Kenyan plains to a height of 5,199m. Glaciation has played a large part in the current formation of the mountain, with dramatic U shaped Valleys, hanging lakes and a number of tarns. The vegetation is striking with a number of different zones represented. The initial ascent climbs through lush montana forest, dense bamboo, and heathland. The highlight for many is the unique high altitude Afro-Alpine zone which plays host to a bizarre collection of pre-historic looking plants including Senecios and Giant Lobelias. The peak for trekkers is Point Lenana at 4985m, which is a moderate scramble up scree and boulders from the Shiptons Hut at 4,200m. (The real peaks at Batian 5199m and Nelion 5188m are accessible only to technical climbers). Whilst it is possible to climb up and down in three or four days, the quick altitude rise means there is a very strong chance of altitude sickness unless you are already accustomed.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transport from Nairobi To Chgoria Transit hotel by Motel private Transport
    • Accommodation at Transit Motel Hotel
    • Complimentary at chogoria on the first day
    • Accommodation at Mount Kenya Bandas Single Beds.
    • 3 Meals per day while trekking
    • 5 Days Mount Kenya trek 4 Nights accommodation while trekking Transport from Naro Moru gate to Nairobi by private Transport
    • All government park fees
    • English/French Speaking Guide
    • Chief Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide(Group)
    • English Speaking Porters and cooks
    • Mt Kenya Certificate after successful summit challenge
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • All personal travel and baggage insurances
    • International flights
    • All Airport Taxes and Visas
    • Medical and trip cancellation insurance
    • Yellow fever vaccinations
    • Items and services of a personal nature
    • Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
    • Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
    • Tour driver-guide gratuities
    • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before the safari – can be arranged on request
    • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
    1. DAY 1: NAIROBI TO OLD MOSES HUT 3,340M

      You’ll be picked up from airport or Nairobi hotel in the morning and journey north past diverse agricultural lands and landscapes to the slopes of Mount Kenya. After meeting your crew you’ll have a full briefing and equipment check. Each person has a personal porter and there are extra porters for food and camping equipment. Today is a short walk to the first hut at 3,340m, a total ascent of 740m in just 2-3 hours. On this route, you will pass through zones of dense forest, bamboo, giant heather and out onto high open moorland. The trail follows a dirt road that has recently been put in by the Kenya Wildlife Service to reduce response times to emergencies on the mountain. The dense vegetation is home to buffalo, elephants and is teeming with birdlife. Whilst there will be evidence of large game everywhere, your chances of seeing them are small. Approx 10km / 2.5 hrs from Sirimon Gate with 740m altitude gain from the gate

      • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
      • Accommodation: Old Moses Hut
      • Transport (where relevant): Drive Nairobi – Sirimon Gate (250km / 4 hours)
    2. DAY 2: OLD MOSES CAMP 3,340M - LIKI NORTH CAMP 3,990M

      In order to aid acclimatization, we break the ascent from Old Moses to Shipton’s with a night at Liki North Camp (3990m). Today is a moderate day which leaves plenty of sleave to take your time. Reach camp by early to midafternoon and recommend taking a short afternoon walk higher for altitude gain and descend back to the camp. Approx 5 hours walking and 850m ascent

      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
      • Accommodation: Camping at Liki North Camp
      • Transport (where relevant):
    3. DAY 3: LIKI NORTH CAMP 3,990M - SHIPTONS CAMP (4,236M)

      After a short touch climb out of the valley we drop into the main Liki Valley from where it is comparatively easy going up the broad valley past a bizarre jurassic landscape of glacial features, giant lobellia and Senecio plants. There is a strong chance you will see beautiful sunbirds and the Hyrax, a close relative of the elephant, but more like a baby seal in size and shape. Finally there is a further short climb past Mackinders Caves before reaching Shiptons Camp where you’ll enjoy a much deserved rest. Again a short acclimatization walks to gain 100m before descending back to the camp is recommended for acclimatization.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
      • Accommodation: Shiptons Camp Hut
      • Transport (where relevant):
    4. DAY 4: SUMMIT DAY (4,985M)

      The big day, after a very early 3am start and a quick cup of tea and biscuits it is time to don all the layers you can manage and head out into the pitch dark. The early start is designed to get you to the summit just in time for sunrise. It also increases your chances of summitting without cloud cover. The climb is a steady ascent up scree and rock, with a scramble up the last 30m. The views from Point Lenana are superb, showing off the tarns, glaciers and jagged peaks of Mount Kenya at their resplendent best. On a clear day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Temperatures can be very cold on the summit (as cold as -20 degrees C plus wind chill) so after quick photos and a moment to take it all in, you’ll head back down again. After a 2 hour walk past the glacier down loose scree you will reach Mackinder’s Camp and a very welcome hearty breakfast. If you are feeling up to it after a couple of hours rest you can head on down the further 9km to Met Station for the overnight, if not you can rest and stay the night at Mackinder’s. Approx. 750m up and 3km in length to Point Lennana (4985m) followed by 685m descent and 3.5km to Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) or onto Met Station (4hrs) to reduce the walking distance on the last day.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
      • Accommodation: Mackinder’s Camp or Met Station (both huts)
      • Transport (where relevant):
    5. Day 5: DESCEND AND RETURN TO NAIROBI

      A long descent through attractive vegetation on the windward side of the mountain. The trail winds through the infamous vertical bog, dense bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet the vehicles at the park headquarters at Naromoru gate. There will be time for a shower and lunch at Mountain Rock Lodge at the foot of the mountain before proceeding with your onwards plans. If you are heading back to Nairobi expect to get there by early evening. Walk 22km / 6 hours from Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) to Naro Moru Gate (2,600m)

      • Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch included
      • Accommodation: End of services
      • Transport (where relevant): Drive from Naro Moru park gate to Nairobi 210km / 4-5 hours

       

       

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Old Moses Hut Mount Kenya

    Old Moses Hut Mount Kenya Climbing Accommodation was formally known as Judmier Camp. This camp stands at 3300 meters and offers self-service accommodation. Old Moses is a well maintained mountain hut located along the popular Sirimon Route on Mount Kenya climbing and it is where most hikers spend their first night of the trek while using the Sirimon Route.

    At the Old Moses you have the option of sleep in dormitory like bunkers or camping in the spacious grounds surrounding it. Old Moses Mountain Hut has a kitchen and dining area plus a clean and well maintained bathroom.

    Sirimon Gate is located at 2700 meters above sea level. This is the entrance gate for the Sirimon Route up into the mountain. From here visitors can actually see the peaks of Nelion and Batian in the far distance. Guests can live and experience the real Africa in the midst of the picturesque shrub and grassland landscape that surround these mountain huts. To get to Old Moses Hut the walking from Sirimon Gate is on a comfortable dirt road 9 km up to the camp.

    Shipton’s Camp

    Located just below the summit of Mount Kenya, embezzled in a world of snow-capped peaks and unique flora and fauna, Shiptons Camp Mountain Hut is the final stop before reaching Point Lenana.

    Here you can sleep in bunkers within the mountain hut or camp, and rest your weary legs, before embarking on the final stretch of this epic achievement.

    Said to be better than Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya towers over the north eastern side of the Great Rift Valley. Hikers will encounter an extraordinary world of alpine meadows, exotic high-altitude vegetation, sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Shipton's Camp

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