Naro Moru - Sirimon Route

4 days
T3 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Traverse the mountain from East to North via the Chogoria and Sirimon routes.
> Climb Point Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mount Kenya.
> Point Lenana on a high of 5199m

This is the most popular of all routes that can lead you to the peak of the Mount Kenya, Point Lenana on 4985m. The trek is the steepest and fastest way to reach the top and ascends the mountain from the west, while enjoying the natural beauty around you.

The route offers some of the best tourist accommodations, as the cabins on this side of Mount Kenya are in a good quality, which compensates the fewer scenic views. But don’t worry, there is definitely still a lot to see.

Most climbers begin their adventure at the park gate, although it is possible to drive as far as to the Met station (3050m). Among the challenges on this route is the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on loose gravel while going up.

Itinerary

Day
1

Nairobi - Met station

Duration: 04:00 h
After pick up in Nairobi drive to the Naru Moru park gate. From the gate, we trek up through a magnificent montane forest, and a bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins (Met Station (3050m)) for dinner and a overnight stay. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 600m.

Met Station

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Met Station
Day
2

Met Station – Mackinders camp

Duration: 06:00 h
A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic Rocks before continuing further to Mackinders camp, gaining 1300m in altitude in 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders camp (4300m).

Mackinders Camp

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Mackinders Camp
Day
3

Mackinders camp – Pt Lenana – Old Moses camp

Duration: 11:00 h
Leave at 0300hr for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Later descend to Shiptons camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp (3300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp.

Old Moses Camp

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Old Moses Camp
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Included

  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in tents

    During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.

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