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4 Days Mount Kenya

4 Days Mount Kenya Naro-Moru Sirimon Route. This is most popular of all the routes that lead up to the Mountain.

It is the steepest and the fastest way up Mt Kenya and ascends the mountain from the west.

The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations.

Most climbers begin at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 meters). 

(Optional) Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on loose gravel while going up.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Includes
  • Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya (private)
  • All Park fees.
  • All food while on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mo
Excludes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 - 15% of climb costs)
  • Beverages while not on the mountain

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi -Met station (3,050 m) 3 -4 hrs. 10km, 400m ascent.

   4 Days Mount Kenya After pick up in Nairobi drive to the Naru Moru park gate for lunch. From the gate, we trek up through magnificent mountain forests, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high-altitude moorland and our first cabins (Met Station) for dinner and overnight.
This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs. gaining an elevation of 600m.

Day 2: Met Station - Mackinder’s camp (4,300m).5-6 hrs. 11km, 1,200m ascent.

   4 Days Mount Kenya A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the
marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic
Rocks before continuing further to Mackinder’s camp, gaining 1300m in
altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight – Mackinder’s camp (4300m)
Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Mackinder’s - Pt Lenana (4,985m) - Old Moses camp. 11 hrs. 685m ascent, 1,685 descent.

   4 Days Mount Kenya Leave at 0300 hrs. for a predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across
bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt.
Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving in time to catch the African
sunrise. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s Valley to the Old
Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to
enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the
camp.
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

Day 4: Old Moses (3,300m) - Nairobi. 2 hrs.

4 Days Mount Kenya After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early evening.

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