5-Days Mount Kenya Climbing Through Sirimon- Naro Moru Route
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Sirimon route is considered by many to represent Mt Kenya one of the easiest route to reach Point Lenana.The route is on dry side of the mountain and affords walks through old growth forest on lower slopes and giant heather,alphine flowers and lobelia in higher elevations. Naro Moru route also considered one of the quickest route to descend.
Depart Nairobi at 08.00 am and drive to Mount Kenya area via Nanyuki town. After picking up the porters and your guide proceed to Sirimon gate on the North West of the mountain. Picnic lunch will be provided and there after make a 3 hours walk to Old Moses Hut 3300m for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am, follow the directions for the direct route, until you reach the fork after one hour. The track becomes a path, and swings right and south round the head of a large valley, crossing several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Otulili and Liki North Valleys. A walk of 3 to 4 hours to Liki North hut at 3,993m.Dinner/overnight.
After breakfast, ascend the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking one to two hours. From here, follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shipton camp, a total of 4 hours from Liki to Shiptons camp at 4,250m. Dinner/overnight.
The walk to Point Lenana 4985m takes 3-4 hours depending on individuals pace. Later on descend to Mackinder's for breakfast and there after descend further to Met Station on Naro Moru Route for dinner and overnight.
After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous forest to reach Naro Moru gate to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi.