5 Days Sirimon Route Trek
The following 5 Days Sirimon-Naro Moru Route Trek is our preferred route to Summit Safely for successful acclimatization. This uses the uphill Sirimon route, and the downhill Naro Moru route. Anything works but the recent forest fires around the base of the mountain made the first day on Sirimon no longer pass through a beautiful forest.
Min Age 12+
Min. number to guarantee trek: 2 pax
Max number of participants: 15 pax
Below is Our 5 Days Sirimon Route Trek Suggested itinerary
|1||Transfer from Naro Moru to the Mount Kenya National Park gate Gate. Trek to Old Moses Camp|
|2||Trek from Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Camp|
|3||Acclimatization Day: Trek from Shipton’s to Hausberg Col and return to Shipton’s|
|4||Trek from Shiptons to Point Lenana and descend to Met Station Camp via Mackinder’s Camp|
|5||Trek from Met Station to the Naro Moru gate and transfer to Naro Moru|
Day 1: Pick up from Nairobi-Naro Moru-Old Moses Camp
Left Nairobi early in the morning and drive to Naro Moru for 3 hrs. From here you walk for 9 km to the Old Moses Camp (3300 m) in hut for overnight.This two to three-hour hike is important for acclimatization and is also very fascinating as you walk through four of the mountain vegetation belts-the tropical rain forest, bamboo jungle, rosewood and heather zones.
These are also the places where animals are most likely to be seen.
Day 2: Old Moses Camp-Shiptons Camp
Your hike begins about 700 AM on the latest Sirimon route through the beautiful and unique Moorland Alpine Region. Today’s walking time is 5-7 hours depending on individual health and half-stop-a picnic lunch route. You arrive late in the afternoon at Shiptons Camp(4200 m) and have dinner and overnight here (in hut).
Day 3: Shiptons Camp-Hausberg col (Acclimatization)-Shiptons Camp
Acclimatizing day hike up Hausberg col (4600 m) enjoy the beautiful scenery of the western ridges, and then return for overnight to Shiptons.
Day 4: Shiptons Camp – Point Lenana – Mackinders camp – Met station
When attempting Point Lenana, a pre-dawn (3:00am) start is crucial.
Then, you will most likely succeed in reaching the summit as well as getting the clearest view of the majestic scenery. If the sky is clear across southern Kenya, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro’s peaks over 340 kilometers above the clouds.
Then go down to the Mackinders camp for breakfast, then get off at the Naro moru track to the Met station, crossing the steep marshy portion known as the Vertical Bog. Then get off for breakfast to Mackinders camp, then get off at the Met station on the Naromoru line, crossing the steep marshy section known as the Vertical Bog.
Day 5: Met station – park gate – Nairobi
This will be an easy hike for two and a half hours, walk down Walking through the tropical rain forest, bamboo jungle, rosewood to meet Naro moru Park entrance to sign out and pick up back to Nairobi. End of our 5 Days Sirimon Route Trek.
- All transport costs to and from Nairobi
- 2 Nights at the hotel before and after trek
- Park entrance fees
- Tour Guide,Cook & Porters fees
- All meals on the mountain
- Accommodation while on the mountain (huts and/or comfortable beds)
- Rescue from the mountain (by road only)
- Personal Hiking Gears
- Personal warm clothes, sleeping bags etc
- Personal Insurance
- Personal Expenses