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WHY CLIMB MT KENYA

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Africa at its most primal and pure nature of this sacred mountain that straddles through the equator but above all the challenge to fulfill a commitment

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Why this itinerary?
For those that want to do Mt Kenya in a relatively short time and still enjoy a great route then this is a great choice for climbing mount Kenya and reaching lenana point. As this trip uses huts rather than camping it is also a good choice for those wanting a lower priced hike.
Description
5 days trip starting at Naro Moru route. This trip uses HUTS on Mt Kenya. As with all Summits Africa trips, great guides and crew come as standard.
Highlights
Kilimanjaro: afromontane forest, bamboo zone, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mt Kenya, ascent of Lenana and views of the Lewis glaciers and others. Possible sighting of wildlife.

The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, mount kenya climbing routes Narumoru Route The Lewis Glacier. Though the summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.

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4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route sirimon route


Day 1: Nairobi/Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent


On this morning we start your 4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route. Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naromoru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, B, L, D

Day 2: Met Station/Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent


Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D

Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent


The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m


After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, end of your 4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route

About Sirimon Route


A trek through Sirimon Route is like no other. It providers trekkers the opportunity of experiencing an easier and shorter trek than Naromoru while still experiencing the all beauty of the surroundings as they pass through the drier side of the mountain. The route begins in the northwest and pases through the forest to reach the summit area. There is adequate access to the area and bunk housing facilities are best on this side of the mountain.
Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600m) Transfer & Trek to Old Moses Camp (3,340m) (L/D)


You will get picked up from your accommodation in Nairobi around 8:00 am and drive through the Kikuyu countryside to the slopes of Mt Kenya, passing by the Equator. After lunch in Nanyuki Town, drive until Sirimon Park Gate [2,600m]. After park entrance formalities, start hiking to Old Moses Camp [3,300m]. You will climb through bamboo, rosewood and heather forests, viewing beautiful wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and many bird species. Overnight in Old Moses Camp.
*Note: An extra day for acclimatization before the trek is strongly recommended and can be arranged for an additional cost
Inclusions: Transfer to Sirimon Park Gate (225Kms / 4hrs), Trek to Moses Hut (10Kms/ 3-4hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1L/1D.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp - Shipton Camp (4,236m) (B,L,D)


After an early breakfast, hike along the Mackinders Valley until Shipton Camp [4,236m], at the base of Mt Kenya’s high peaks. During today’s exciting trek, you will test your individual endurance while you hike across hills and valleys through the sprawling moorlands. During the day, you can enjoy wonderful views of the main peaks up above, as well as several unique plants and animals such as the giant groundsels, lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax. Overnight in Shipton’s hut.
Inclusions: Trek to Shipton Camp (14Kms / 7-8hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.

Day 3: Trek to Old Moses Camp (3,340m) via Point Lenana (4,985m) (B,L,D)

Summit day! Start your journey nice and early at 3am. Hike up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Point Lenana [4,985m], the hiker’s summit. There, enjoy an outstanding sunrise, admiring Mt Kilimanjaro 340 kms to the south when the weather is clear. Then, hike back down to Shipton Camp and after a nice brunch, descend down to Old Moses Camp. Overnight in Old Moses Camp.
*Note: Optional hike down via Chogoria route available at an extra cost
Inclusions: Trek to Old Moses (20Kms / 10hrs), 1N Camping, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.

Day 4: Trek Old Moses to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600m) & Return to Nairobi (B,L)


After breakfast, descend gradually through the rainforest to Sirimon Park Gate. Drive back to Nanyuki and onwards to Nairobi, full of everlasting memories.
Inclusions: Trek to Sirimon Park Gate (10Kms / 2hrs), Transfer to Nairobi, Meals: 1B/1L.