• Mt Kenya Trek
    Traverse incredible mountains
  • Trek Mt Kenya Naro Moru
    Trek up to Point Lenana
  • Climb Mt Kenya
    Sirimon to Chogoria

MOUNT KENYA CLIMB NARO MORU SIRIMON ROUTE

There are 3 principal summit routes (and 4 lesser used routes), namely Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru.

These can either stand alone, or together as variations with other routes.

The fastest route and most direct to Point Lenana is the Naro Moru route. Given the short number of days it is often a very popular route with groups. It is also a lot steeper than other routes and also has the famous 'vertical bog,' which is a steep section of mud and best traversed in gum boots. Because of its steepness, it has less acclimatisation chances. The route makes use of Met Station and McKinders Camp.

 

Another main route is Sirimon, which has the most gradual ascent and also ascends on the direst side of the mountain, meaning less chance of rain. It starts in a yellowwood forest, into a shrubland, a forest of scenecios up to Lenana.

When combined, they form the Naro Moru-Sirimon Route

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Best: May to October

Tour: From 4 Days

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Mount Kenya Naro Moru Sirimon Itinerary

This trek to Point Lenana is the shortest route, but also the steepest route.

 

Day-1: Mackinders Camp

After an early morning breakfast, transfer from Nairobi to Sirimon Park Gate (2600m) where you will meet your trekking crew. Today is a relatively short acclimatisation walk to Old Moses camp situated at 3300m for our overnight stay. (4-5 hours)

 

Day-2: Shiptons Camp (4200m)

Todays hike is longer than the day before, and we will take about 5 to 7 hours to reach our overnight stop at Shiptons camp, situated at 4200m for our overnight stay. (5-7 hours)

 

Day-3: Mackinders Camp

Rising very early, we will shuffle off into the morning at about 03h00to make our pre dawn attempt of Point Lenana 4985m. The route will take us via two screed sections up to 4600m before the final ascent to Point Lenana. We descend through Teleki Valley to Mackinders Camp overnight (5-6 hours).

 

Day-4:

Descend via the Naro Moru forest to connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi after your Mt Kenya Trek (6-7 hours).

 

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