MT KENYA SIRIMON OUT NARO MORU ROUTE(4 DAYS)

4 Days Mt Kenya Sirimon

The Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route is another popular and scenic route to climb Mount Kenya. This route starts on the northwest side of the mountain and finishes on the west side, making it a traverse of the mountain. Here are some details about the route:

  • Duration: The Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route typically takes 5-6 days to complete, depending on your fitness level and the pace of your group.
  • Difficulty: The route is rated as moderate, but it does involve some steep climbs and high altitude hiking. You should have a good level of fitness before attempting this route.
  • Highlights: The Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route offers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding landscape. You’ll pass through diverse ecosystems, including alpine forest, moorland, and high-altitude desert. You’ll also have the opportunity to see wildlife, including elephants and buffalo.
  • Altitude: The highest point on the Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route is Point Lenana, which stands at 4,985 meters (16,355 feet) above sea level. This is the third-highest peak on Mount Kenya.
  • Accommodation: There are mountain huts along the Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route, so you won’t need to carry camping equipment. However, these huts can get crowded during peak season, so be sure to book in advance.
  • Best time to go: The best time to climb Mount Kenya is from December to March or from June to October, when the weather is dry and clear. However, the mountain can be climbed year-round.

the Sirimon Out Naru Moru Route is a great way to experience the beauty of Mount Kenya and traverse the mountain. Just like any other climb, it is important to prepare well, bring warm clothing for the cold nights, and acclimatize properly to the high altitude.

4 Days Mt Kenya Sirimon

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Cost: (Jan –Dec) 2023

Number of Hikers 2+ 3+
Rate per person

 

Rate per person
Non Residents 850$ 750$
Kenyans/Residents 530$ 400$

 

EQUIPMENT AND GEAR CHECKLIST

  1. Balaclava- bochori
  2. Baseball cap
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Bandanas
  6. Thermal top
  7. T-shirts
  8. Fleece jacket
  9. Rain coat
  10. Wind jacket
  11. Poncho
  12. Gloves (both woolen and waterproof)
  13. Shorts (optional)
  14. Trousers (quick dry and light)
  15. Thermal bottoms
  16. Rain trousers
  17. Thin socks
  18. Thick socks (synthetic or wool- 4 to 5 pairs
  19. Hiking boots (water proof, strong, light- big enough to allow

Multiple layers of socks)

  1. Sandals or slippers (after the hike and for allowing your feet to relax)
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Water bottle (2 liters preferably)
  4. Porter’s bag (having all your gear and carried for you by the porter)
  5. Day pack (the climber’s bag having all requirements the climber needs)
  6. Torch (head torch better but not a must with spare batteries- LED

Torches are better than bulb torches)

  1. Toiletries (include wet wipes since bathing is difficult due to

low temperatures)

  1. Towel
  2. Hiking pole/ walking stick
  3. Energy sweets and snacks

 

Included/Excluded

  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • • International flights
  • • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
  • •Amref Maisha insurance(16$) recommended
  • • Tips for the porters and guides.(ranges from 50$-100$)
  • •Accommodation before and after the trek
  • •Transfers from the airport

Tour Plan

Day 1 Nairobi-Nanyuki

Day 1
Leave Nairobi at 7.00 am to Nanyuki, which normally takes 4hrs drive, arriving at
12.00, then proceed to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon gate, picnic lunch will be
provided.  After lunch, follow the track uphill for 9 kms, forking left at the
junction to reach Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300m.  The ascent from
Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690m Dinner/overnight.

Day 2 ascend from old moses

Day 2
After breakfast, ascend from old moses to the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking two  hours. From here,
follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shipton camp, a total of 8 hours from Old moses to
Shiptons camp at 4,200m.  Dinner/overnight.

DAY 3 summit

Day 3
Wake up at 2.00am at night, have tea and biscuits, then leave at 2.30am to the summit
which normally takes 3-4 hrs, this section is rocky and frozen scree.  Continue
walking until you get to point Lenana 4,985 meters at around 6.30am in the morning for the sunrise. Then descend down to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then after breakfast
walk down to Met station for 5 hrs, dinner/overnight.

DAY 4 Narumoru-Nairobi

Day 4
After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous
forest to reach Naru-moru gate to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi.

9km trek

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