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7 Day Mount Kenya Climb – Sirimon Naro Moru Route

Mt Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Route

DESCRIPTION

This trek will have you crossing spectacular alpine moorland, forests, glaciers and tarns until reaching Point Lenana, which sits at 16,354 feet above sea level, the second highest trekking peak in Africa.  A dormant ancient volcano, Mount Kenya is host to a bamboo and rainforest on its lower sloped and its triple peaks which are snow-capped for much of the year are a sight to behold.  This 7-Day Mount Kenya Climb ascents the Sirimon route due to its steady altitude gain and beautiful approach views.  The return route is Naro Moru, the quickest and easiest way down the mountain.  This trail passes through the notorious vertical bog which can be waterlogged in the rainy seasons and offers stunning scenery.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrival in Nairobi

Our representative will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in bustling Nairobi.  During this meet and greet your guide will discuss the daily activities of your trip.

DAY 2
Nairobi (5,889 ft) to Old Moses Hut (10,826 ft)

We leave Nairobi and travel north through diverse agricultural lands to the central highlands and finally to the slopes of Mount Kenya.  Sirimon Gate sits at 8,727 feet above elevation and is the starting point of our trek.  Today’s hike is short, taking no more than 3-hours to reach the first hut.  The winding trail passes through dense forest, bamboo and giant heather before opening up to a high moorland.  The thick vegetation provides shelter to buffalo, elephants and is packed with a variety of birdlife.  Overnight at Old Moses Hut (10,826 ft).  (Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 3
Old Moses Camp (10,826 ft) to Shiptons Camp (13,779 ft) to Liki North Camp (13,090 ft)

Today we hike up the sprawling moorland, crossing the Ontulili and Liki rivers and into the Mackinder Valley.  We pass our camp for the night at Liki North and proceed to Shiptons camp before descending back to Liki North Camp.  This acclimation hike helps prepare our bodies for the thinning air.  Overnight at Liki North Camp (13,090 ft).  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 4
Liki North Camp (13,090 ft) to - Shiptons Camp (13,779 ft)

After breakfast we will tackle a challenging but short hike before dropping into the Liki Valley, from here the trail is relatively flat until reaching a short steep climb just past Mackinders Caves.  Shiptons Camp offers a surreal setting nestled below towering peaks and glaciers with panoramic views up the valley.  Once at camp, after a rest it is recommended to take a short ascending acclimatization walk.  Overnight at Shiptons Camp (13,779 ft).  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 5
Shiptons Camp (13,779 ft) to Summit (16,354 ft) to Mackinder’s Camp (14,107 ft)

Leaving very early in the morning (around 3am), we continue our way to the summit to catch the sunrise. The trail is a steady ascent up scree and rock with a scramble up the last 100 feet.  Once at the top we will have time to take photos from Point Lenana and enjoy the plains of Africa, on a clear day it is possible to see Mount Kilimanjaro.  We will then descend to Mackinder’s Camp for a hearty breakfast and if you are feeling up to it, you can head down the mountain another 5 miles to Met Station. Otherwise camp for the night will be at Mackinder’s. Overnight at Mackinder’s Camp or Met Station. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 6
Mackinder’s Camp (14,107 ft)to Naro Moru Gate (8,530 ft) - Transfer to Nairobi

With boosted spirits from the previous day’s accomplishments we descend through beautiful vegetation on the windward side of the mountain, passing through the infamous vertical bog, dense bamboo and virgin rainforest.  Once at Naro Moru Gate we head back to Nairobi about a 4-5 hour drive.  Overnight at Nairobi.  (Breakfast and lunch)

DAY 7

Transfer to Nairobi Airport
Our representative will drive you to the airport in Nairobi for your return flight home.

END OF SERVICES

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PRICES

2017 Price Per Person (USD)
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7 Day Mount Kenya - Sirimon Naro Moru Route$2,070 $1,860 $1,840Book Now

INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers to/from Nairobi
  • Accommodations
  • Ground 4x4 transportation
  • Mount Kenya Park permits
  • Expert guides, assistant guides, cook and porters
  • Bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only
  • Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy
  • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain

EXCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations before and after trek
  • Personal gear and equipment
  • Sleeping bags and/or mattresses
  • Tips

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