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5 Days Nature tour itinerary for Mount Kenya & Nairobi: Climbing Kenya's Highest Mountain: Sirimon - Naromoru Trek

Mount Kenya, Nairobi

Mountaineering
Mountaineering Tour
Nature
Nature Tour
Trekking
Trekking Tour
Climbing Kenya

Trekking on Chogoria route

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Traverse Mount Kenya by ascending the Sirimon Track and descending through Naromoru track while on the camping route. It offers some of the best views of the main peaks, with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely.

DAY 01

Nairobi to Mt.Kenya national park

  • Depart Nairobi after breakfast at 08:00 am and be driven to Mt.Kenya region- 3 hours drive. 

  • Arrive at Naromoru office by 10:00 am to start sorting personal equipment for the mountain trek. 

  • Then, be driven to the Sirimon Park Gate to signup and start a 3 hrs hike through the equatorial forest to the camp for overnight (3,300m).

  • Packed lunch is served on route. 

  • An easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization. 

  • Overnight Judmaier Camp (3300m) in the high altitude mountain tents.


Camp: Judmaier camp 3,080m/ 10,000ft.

Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.

Trekking time; 3 hours.

Distance; 9 km.

Rating; Medium.

Altitude gained; 400m.


DAY 02

JUDMAEIR CAMP TO LIKII NORTH CAMP

  • After breakfast, hike up through Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley through the moorland to Liki North. The camp is set between two beautiful little valleys below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks.

  • Lunch will be served at Lunch point.

  • Overnight in high altitude tents- Full board.


Camp; Liki North - 3,900m/12,870 ft.

Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.

Trekking time; 5 hours.

Distance; 7 km.

Rating; Medium.

Altitude gained; 600m

DAY 03

likii north to shiptons camp

  • After breakfast, trek out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. The camp is set at the head of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion. 

  • Overnight at Shipton's Camp in high altitude tents- Full board.


Camp; Shiptons camp 4,300m/ 14,200 ft.

Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.

Trekking time; 5 hours.

Distance; 7 km.

Rating; Medium.

Altitude gained; 300m.

DAY 04

shiptons camp to peak lenana 4985m

  • A pre-dawn start at 04:00 am is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for the clear view of the majestic scenery after sunrise. 

  • With the help of the guide, ascent to the third highest peak ( point lenana -4985 m, 4- 5 hr). 

  • At the peak on a clear day, be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos then descend down through the Austrian to Teleki lodge for breakfast and rest.

  • Afternoon, proceed to hike down for 5 hours through the moorland to Met. Station to arrive late afternoon.

  • Packed lunch will be served en-route to the camp. 

  • Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight.


Longest day.

Peak Summited; Point Lenana, 4985m/ 16355ft

Camp; Met. Station- 3,080m/ 10,000ft.

Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.

Trekking time; 14 hours (With breaks).

Distance; 17 km.

Rating; High.

Altitude gained; 700m.

DAY 05

met. station to park gate to nairobi

  • After breakfast, depart to Met. Station camp and hike through the forest to Naromoru park gate to find vehicle waiting, and be transferred to Naromoru office.

  • Proceed to Nairobi.

End of tour.


Camp; Naromoru – 1,970m/ 6,500ft.

Trekking time; 3 hours.

Distance; 9 km.

Rating; Medium.

  • 800 USD Per Adult (* price based on 2 clients sharing)
  • 850 USD Per Adult (* For a single clients)
  • Pick up from Nairobi hotel or airport.

  • Park entry fees.

  • Camping fees

  • Full board up on the mountain (3 meals per day - lunch, dinner, breakfast)

  • Professional English speaking mountain guide, cook and porters.

  • Accommodation in high altitude mountain tens.

  • Drop off back to Nairobi after the trek.

  • All personal trekking gears- we have gears for hire from our store. Book in advance for reservation.

  • Accommodation in a hotel or lodge before and after the trek.

  • Drinks.

  • Tips and extras while on safari.

Things to bring:

Mountain equipment list: Items on this list has been chosen to maximize your comfort and safety while hiking on the mountain;


FOR THE HEAD AND FACE
:

  • Wool hat: Bring one that covers ears, a balaclava type is excellent.

  • Shade Hat: Visor hats with good brims are essential for protection from the equatorial sun.

  • Sunglasses: Essential for eye protection in the tropics, at altitude.

  • Sunscreen: Bring plenty of complete sun block.

  • Lip Balm: your favorite.

FOR THE UPPER BODY:

  • Upper Body Layers: For climbing the mountain we recommend you have three warm layers.Items must be made of wool, synthetic or pile.Make sure all layers fit comfortably over each other and supply good insulation.

  • Down Jacket or heavy jacket of wool.

  • Freece jacket or warm wool sweater.

  • T-shirts – 3 pcs- Synthetic is the best.

  • Gloves : Wool or pile.One pair of heavy mittens and a light pair of gloves work well.

  • Rain Parka: Afternoon showers are common in East Africa, especially on the mountain.Bring a good rain parka- waterproof nylon that has been "seam sealed".

LOWER BODY:

  • Quick Dry Hiking Shorts: 1 pair.Good for hiking at lower elevations on the mountain.

  • Long Underwear Bottoms: One pair.Wool or synthetic.

  • Wool, Bunting or Pile Pants: One pair that fit loosely and are comfortable.

  • Rain Trouser: Bring a good pair of rain pants.waterproof nylon that has been "seam sealed".

  • Tights: Lycra or polypropelene type are comfortable to hike in, provide good warmth.

  • Undergarments: Enough for the duration of the trek.

FOR THE FEET:

  • Thin Socks: Two pair of synthetic socks to wear under heavy wool socks.These help to prevent blisters and keep feet dry.

  • Thick Socks: 3 pairs of heavy wool or synthetic socks to wear for warmth with hiking boots.

  • Hiking Boots: One pair medium weight hiking boots large enough to be comfortable with on liner sock and one heavy wool or synthetic sock.

  • Tennis Shoes or sandals: These are to wear in camp after a day of hiking.

  • FOR SLEEPING:

  • Sleeping Bag : On the mountain temperatures can get down to zero degrees Fahrenheit at night so bring a warm bag.


FOR DRINKING:

  • Water Bottle: One of 2 liters wide-mouthed plastic bottles at least..

FOR CARRYING YOUR GEAR:

  • Rucksack (60ltrs): A comfortable pack with some support is adequate to carry personal gear by the porters.

  • Day Pack: Small day pack for your personal loads with camera gear, water for the day and rain jacket and personal effects.

  • Store bag of the clothes to be left at hotel.This will meet you at the hotel after the climb.

  • Plastic Bags: Several, to double bag your sleeping bag and clothes on the mountain.It can rain every afternoon.

FOR PERSONAL HEALTH AND COMFORT:

  • Toiletries: Bring enough for entire trip.Keep simple and light.Bring enough for all your needs.

  • Walking sticks: Optional* helps to balance on steep terrain.

  • Headlamp or head lamp: Important on summit day and handy in camp.Plenty of batteries.

  • Personal First Aid and Drug Kit:

  • Trail Munchies: Although plenty of snack food is provided, trekkers like that taste of home in their [sensitive content]uted as an important accessory by those who have brought them in the past!

  • Hot Drink Mixes: We will provide plenty of coffee, cocoa and tea, but non-caffeinated drinks are not readily available here.Bring a supply of your favorite herbal teas.

  • Towel: For wash up in camp, a small one is fine, or you can use a bandana.

  • Towelettes: Such as "Wash 'n' Dries" for general hygiene.

  • Spare Glasses: For contact wearers in dusty conditions and any eye glass wearer while on vacation.

  • Umbrella: Very useful against rain and sun.Most guides use one.

Mount Kenya, Nairobi

Mountaineering
Mountaineering Tour
Nature
Nature Tour
Trekking
Trekking Tour
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Contributed By

Ken Mburu

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USD 800
Type of Tour

Private Tour

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This tour is offered throughout the year.

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