Overview Sirimon/Naromoru route
Ascend Mt Kenya (Africa’s second highest mountain) through mountain forest, moorland, dramatic glacial valleys and alpine desert to get to point Lenana.
Day 1: Nairobi – Old Moses Camp (3,300m)
Departing Nairobi in the morning, you drive towards Mt. Kenya to arrive in time for lunch, then you drive to Sirimon Park Gate at 2,600m to begin your hike (3-4 hrs) through the forest to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton’s Camp
Break camp and after breakfast begin the trek through the moorkands via Mackinders Valley, enjoying the spectacular views amongst the mountain vegetation consisting of giant lobelia and groundsel, with a brief stopover for lunch. You arrive at Shipton’s camp where we set up for dinner and overnight (4,200m)- 7/8 hrs.
Day 3: Point Lenana - Metrological Station Banda’s
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about 3 hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers’ summit. The views from the summit are stunning and on a very clear day, you should be able to see Kilimanjaro in the south. You then descend down to the Meteorological Station (approx 7 hrs walk) for dinner and overnight at the Meteorological Station Bandas.
Day 4: Met – Nairobi
After breakfast, you descend early in the morning to Naromoru Park gate where you take our transfer vehicle back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel.