6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naromoru Routes

6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naromoru Routes

6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naromoru Routes

6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naromoru Routes


Sirimon Route
starts 15 km (9 miles) east around the Mount Kenya Ring Road from Nanyuki. The gate is 10 km (6 miles) further along the track, which can be walked or driven by two-wheel drives.

The track climbs up through the forest. On the north side of the mountain there is no bamboo zone, so the forest gradually turns into moorland covered with giant heather. The track ends at Old Moses Hut and becomes a path. This continues up the hill before splitting into two routes. To the left, the least used path goes around the side of the Barrow, to Liki North Hut. The vegetation becomes more sparse, with giant lobelia and groundsels dotted around. The path climbs over a ridge, before rejoining the main path ascending the Mackinder Valley. Shipton’s Cave can be found in the rock wall to the left of the steep path just before reaching Shipton’s Camp.

From Shipton’s Camp, it is possible to ascend the ridge directly in front of the camp to the site of Kami Hut, which no longer exists, or follow the river up to Lower Simba Tarn and eventually to Simba Col. These are both on the Peak Circuit Path

Naro Moru Route
Taken by many of the trekkers who try to reach Point Lenana. It can be ascended in only 3 days and has bunkhouses at each camp so a tent is not necessary. The terrain is usually good, although one section is called the Vertical Bog.

The track starts in Naro Moru town and heads past the Park Headquarters up the ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru Rivers. At the roadhead is the Meteorological Station, to which it is possible to drive in the dry season. The route drops down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley to Mackinder’s Camp on the Peak Circuit Path


Day 1 :

6 Days Sirimon - Naro Moru Route - Trek Mt Kenya 2023

6 Days Trekking Mount Kenya Sirimon, Naro Moru with peak circuit route
Mt Kenya Sirimon route, Mount Kenya Climbing, Mount Kenya Trekking

Sirimon route is more scenic and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking.

Naro Moru is the most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.

Distance: 60km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi
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 Mount Kenya National Park's Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From Sirimon Gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D
Day 2: Old Moses | Liki North Camp, 10km, 3hrs, 3900m
After breakfast, the trekking follow the track uphill through the Mount Kenya National Park rain forest to 3990m, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go towards the left contouring through the Moorland and crossing over to the Liki North Camp for the night (camping) at 3993m, B,L,D.

Day 3: Liki North Camp | Shipton's Camp, 5km, 2hrs, 4000m
Wake up a sumptuous breakfast. You will then start trekking from Liki North Camp uphill to Mackinders Valley. At this valley, experience viewing panoramic sights up the towards the main peaks (Nelion, Batian and Lenana). After a scenic trek, arrive at your overnight camp. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

Day 4: Shipton Camp | Mackinders Camp, 7km, 3hrs, 4200m
From Shipton’s camp the trail leads to Kami hut below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest the trails climbs 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 Mackinder's Camp for the night, B,L,D.

Day 5: Mackinder's Camp | Point Lenana, 7km, 4hrs | Met Station, 23km, 7hrs
The normal approach is to wake up early and start at 2 am in order to reach the peak in time to catch sunrise. Hiking from Mackinder's Camp to Point Lenana takes about 4 hr walk reaching the summit by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise and summit photography, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs. Trek Mt Kenya further down for 4hrs to arriving at Met Station for dinner and overnight, B,L,D.

Day 6: Met Station | Naro Moru Gate, 9km, 3hrs| Nairobi
After breakfast, hiking descent through the rainforest which is 9km to Mount Kenya National Park's Naro Moru Gate at 2,600m. Here, you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 3pm, B, L.

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6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naromoru Routes