4 DAYS MT.KENYA TREKKING
Option1: In Naro-moru – Out Naro-moru Route
From Nairobi, Drive to Naro-Moru. After sorting out drive to Naro-Moru Park entrance, after signing in start the 3 hours hike, through the rain forest. Part of the trail follows a good track through dense forests alive with bird song and the sounds of noisy Columbus monkeys. Elephants and buffaloes also inhabit these parts, but they are rare. This two to three hours hike is essential for acclimatization and is also very interesting as you hike through the mountain vegetation belts , you will reach the Met Station(3048m) late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight in bunk house ,
After early breakfast around (730am -800am) you will start your 6-7 hours hike. You will emerge on the edge of the forest where it joins the moorland zone, giant heather and alpine zones. The hike offers gentle climb through fascinating vegetation with nice perspective of the back ground. Picnic lunch will be provided on the way then you will follow the trails edge, reaching the crescent of Teleki valley, proceeding to the spectacular Teleki valley dotted with Lobelias, you will cross northern Naro Moru river up to Mackinders camp(4200m) reaching late in the afternoon, have dinner and overnight in bunk house.
You will have Pre dawn (3.00am) ascent to point Lenana (4985 mtrs) arriving there in time (6.30AM) to see the African sunrise., enjoy the views and take photographs From Pt. Lenana. Here, you have good views of Pt. Nelion (5188m), Pt. Batian (5199m) and other surrounding peaks, and on a clear day the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen protruding from the sky over 340km to the south. You will then descend down to Mackinder's camp where you will have breakfast. After relaxing, you will descend to the Met station on the Naro Moru track, traversing the steep marshy section known as the Vertical Bog this will be 3 to 4 hours walking. Arrive at met station late in the afternoon, have dinner and overnight in bunk house
This will be an easy hike down for two and a half hours, walk down to Naro Moru Park entrance for a pick up and connect with a vehicle to Nairobi or safari
END OF TRIP
Option2: In Sirimon – Out Sirimon route
Sirimon gate to Old Moses camp
Drive to Nanyuki whereby the vehicle proceeds onto the Sirimon Track as far as the Mount Kenya National Park Gate. From here, you hike 9 Km up to the Old Moses Camp (3300m).
This two to three hours hike is essential for acclimatization and is also very interesting as you hike through four of the mountain vegetation belts - the tropical rain forest, bamboo jungle, and rosewood and heather zones. These are also the areas where you are most likely to see animals.
Old Moses to Shiptons Camp
After breakfast, hike through the beautiful and unique Alpine Moorland Zone. Walking time is 5-7 hours depending on individual fitness and stopping half- way for a picnic lunch. You arrive at Shiptons Camp (4200m), late afternoon and have dinner and overnight here
Point Lenana back to old Moses
A pre-dawn (3:00AM) start is essential when attempting Point Lenana (4985M). You are then most likely to be successful in reaching the summit as well as having the clearest view of the majestic scenery. If the sky is clear right across the southern part of Kenya, you will be able to view the peaks of Kilimanjaro above the clouds over 340 kilometers away. Afterwards descend to the Shiptons camp for breakfast and then proceed to old Moses camp for dinner and overnight
Old Moses to Sirimon gate and back to Nanyuki
Start a two and a half hours walk down from old Moses to the Sirimon gate Entrance for a pick up down to the Nanyuki then proceed to Nairobi or safari.
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