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5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing – Sirimon – Naro Moru Route

Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt Kenya one of the easiest route to reach Point Lenana.The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather,alphine flowers and lobelia in higher elevations. Naro Moru route also considered one of the quickest route to descend.

Day 1
Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am to Nanyuki, which normally takes 4hrs drive, arriving at 12.00, then proceed to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon gate, picnic lunch will be provided. After lunch, follow the track uphill for 10 kms, forking left at the junction to reach Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300m. The ascent from Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690m Dinner/overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am, follow the directions for the direct route, until you reach the fork after one hour. The track becomes a path, and swings right and south round the head of a large valley, crossing several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Otulili and Liki North Valleys. A walk of 3 to 4 hours to Liki North hut at 3,993m.Dinner/overnight.

Day 3
After breakfast, ascend the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking one to two hours. From here, follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shipton camp, a total of 4 hours from Liki to Shiptons camp at 4,250m. Dinner/overnight.

Day 4
Wake up at 2.30 at night,have tea and biscuits, then leave at 3.00 to the summit which normally takes 3 hours, this section is rocky and frozen scree. Continue walking until you get to point lenana 4,985 metres at 6.30 in the morning for the sunrise.Then descend down to Mackinders camp for breakfast then after breakfast walk down to Met station for 5 hrs,dinner/overnight.

Day 5
After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous forest to reach Naro Moru gate to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi.

Includes,
Shared Transfer to and fro.
Services of an experienced guide,
All the park entry fees,Food 3 meals a day,acommodation in the huts,1 porter each,mineral water,2 litres each per day.

Excludes;
A.hiking gear:
1. Sleeping bags
2. Hiking boots
3. Water proof jackets and pants(trousers)
4. Hand gloves
5. Warm clothing
6. At least 5 t –shirts
7. Extra Sport shoes or sandles
8. Warm fleece
9. Hat
10. Thermal suit
11. Getter
12. Hiking stick
• Please note; Number 1 can be hired at Ksh 500 per day
• Number 2-5 can be hired at Ksh 200 per day
• Number 5 to 9 – you can carry them with you

B. Personal effects
c. Lunch on last day

Note that a resident must present a resident card or alien card, they never consider waiting letter.

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