Mount Kenya Climbing
5 DAYS SIRIMON-NAROMORU TREK
Day 1: Nairobi-Sirimon-Old Moses Camp
Transfer from Nairobi to Mt Kenya Sirimon Park gate (2600m). After completion of park entry formalities, you begin a 3-4 hour hike through montane forest with bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (3300m). The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bush bucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)
Day 2: Shiptons Camp
After an early breakfast at 0700hrs, commence a 6-7 hours trek through the sprawling moorlands up to the Shipton's hut (4200m). The hike provides opportunities for fascinating views of unique moorland plants and scenery but is also a test on your individual endurance. You gain good acclimatization as you cover an altitude range of 900m. Lunch stop is at a vantage point on the Mackinder valley. Dinner and overnight at Shipton's Camp (4200m)
Day 3: Mackinders Camp
Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder's camp (4,300m) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder's Camp (4300m)
Day 4: Met Station
Wake-up call at 0230 Hrs. Start the summit climb at 0300 Hrs, first hiking on frozen scree then across the Lewis glacier for 3-4 hours. We aim to reach Point Lenana, the hikers summit, in time to watch the sunrise. From the summit, descend gently for two hour back to Mackinders Camp for breakfast. Then gentle 4 hour descent to Met Station (3,049m) for overnight.
Day 5: Naromoru/Nairobi
Leave after breakfast for a gentle two hour hike down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where you meet our vehicle. Transfer back to Nairobi.