The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations. Most climbers begin at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 metres). Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on looses gravel while going up.
After pick up in Nairobi drive to the naro moru park gate. From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montain forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins( Met Station) for dinner and overnight.Its a trek that takes 3 - 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 600m.
A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the
marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic
Rocks before continuing further to Mackinders camp, gaining 1300m in
altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight - Mackinders camp (4300m)
Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Leave at 0300 hrs for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across
bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt.
Lenana (4985m), the hikers summit, arriving in time to catch the African
sunrise. Later descend to Shiptons camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old
Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to
enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the
Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.
After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the rain forest to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi arriving early evening.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All transportation to/from the mountain (private)
- All Park fees.
- All food while on the Mountain.
- Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
- All guiding services
- Porter support for the climb.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Tips and gratuities for guides and porters.
- Beverages while not on the mountain