6-Day Mount Kenya Circuit Trek

Trekking Overview

6 Days The Sirimon Naro Moru with Peak Circuit Route may be reached from the northwest corner of the mountain, and the Kenya Wildlife Service has the Sirimon National Park Gate at the roadhead where you can pay your fees and get lodging. Since there are just a few steeper sections before reaching the top camp, the route is typically regarded as one of the simpler ones. Despite being by no means crowded, it is currently the most popular route. Both Old Moses (3400m) and Shiptons (4200m) Huts have dorm rooms, restrooms, and camping areas.

The first day’s path is a vehicle track, the second day is open moorland and the MacKinder Valley, and the summit day is the North approach to Point Lenana.

Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Old Moses | Liki North Camp, 10km, 3hrs, 3900m

After climbing through the rainforest to 3993m. We will spend the night at Liki Camp North.

Day 3: Liki North Camp | Shipton’s Camp, 5km, 2hrs, 4000m

The trail proceeds to Shipton’s camp where we will rest in order to acclimatize overnight.

Day 4: Shipton Camp | Mackinders Camp, 7km, 3hrs, 4200m

From Shipton’s camp, the trail leads to the kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climb up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg col at 4590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the aptly named oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat we see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to Shipton’s camp for the night.

Day 5: Mackinders Camp | Point Lenana, 7km, 4hrs | Met Station, 23km, 7hrs

An early 2.00 a.m. start for an attempt to reach point Lenana before descending to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then on to Met Station for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Met Station | Naromoru Gate, 9km, 3hrs| Nairobi

Descend to the park gate and transfer to Nairobi, B, L. End of 6 Days Sirimon Naro Moru with Peak Circuit Route

End of Trekking

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Park fees and permits
  • Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Meals during the trek

Exclusions:

  • Airfare.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

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