5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing - Sirimon - Naro Moru Route
The highest peak that can be ascended without rock climbing is Point Lenana, 4,985 metres which requires a scramble or a walk.The other two(Batian 5,199m,Nelion 5,188m) are for technical climbers. To combine this ascent with a circumnavigation...
The highest peak that can be ascended without rock climbing is Point Lenana, 4,985 metres which requires a scramble or a walk.The other two(Batian 5,199m,Nelion 5,188m) are for technical climbers. To combine this ascent with a circumnavigation of the main peaks, Nelion and Batian requires at least an extra day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
10. Thermal suit
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
Our Mountain Safari guide will be there to pick you and drive to the hotel or to Mount Kenya depending with your arrival time.
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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