Sirimon - Naromoru route
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Sirimon - Naromoru route

Day 1Sirimon to (Old Moses) Camp (3 300 metres)
on the Sirimon  route , you register to Mount Kenya National Park Gate. From here you hike 9Km 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, rosewood and heather zones.
The initial part of the trail follows a good track through dense forests alive with birdsong and the sounds of noisy Columbus monkeys. Elephants also inhabit these parts, but they are rare these days and we will be lucky to see one. We emerge on the edge of the forest where it joins the moorland zone, and reach our campsite known as Old Moses Camp. For overnight in bunk house or tents Altitude gained 690 metres, walking distance 9 kms. Time 4 hours

 

Day 2 Judmaier camp (old Moses) to  Likii North Camp (  3990 metres) Gradual hike through the desolate savannah, avoiding the normal direct trail leading to Shipton's and following the one that goes up to Likii North, where we camp for the night. Hiking time is about 4 hours, gaining almost 700m in altitude. There will be ample time this afternoon to recuperate or explore the Likii valley for more altitude acclimatization. Dinner and Overnight at Likii North in tents (3990m)

 

 

Day 3- Likii North to Shiptons Camp ( 4 200 metres)  
Climb out from the Likii valley and pass over a ridge to a steep descent into the picturesque Mackinder Valley where we join to the normal route from the Old Moses camp, enjoying the panoramic views of the north faces of Nelion and Batian and arriving at Shiptons camp for hot lunch after a 4 hour trek. Dinner and Overnight at Shipton's Camp (4200m) in bunk house or tents

 

 

Day 4- Shiptons to Point Lenana and down to Mackinders camp
A pre-dawn (3:00am) start is essential when attempting Point Lenana, arriving there in time to see the African sunrise. From Pt. Lenana 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 above the clouds over 340 kilometres away 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. Afterwards descend to Mackinders camp 4200m (in hut). Walking time is 5 to 6 hours for breakfast, dinner and overnight at the Mackinders camp 4200m (in hut

 

 

Day 5: Mackinders Camp to Met Station
Descend to the Met station on the Naromoru track, traversing the   alpine zone, steep marshy section known as the Vertical Bog, giant heather zone and hagenia hypericum zone to reach met station. Returning by another route gives a fine contrast to your hike, and is only 3 to 4 hours walking. Stay an over night at Met Station (in hut).

 

 

Day 6: Met station to park gate /Nairobi
This will be an easy hike down for two and a half hours, walk down
Walking through the tropical rain forest, bamboo jungle, rosewood to reach Naromoru park entrance for signing out and pick up a pick up to Nairobi

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