Sirimon and Naro Moru routes

Most popular trails


The Sirimon and Naro Moru routes are very easy to access as the Gates are near to our base in Nanyuki.  The Sirimon Gate is 45 minutes drive from Nanyuki and the Naro Moru route is an hour’s drive from Nanyuki.

The Sirimon route starts on the north west of the mountain and the Naro Moru route starts on the western side.

If you don’t have much time, and you want to trek to Point Lenana, probably the quickest way is to go up and down the Sirimon Route.

We recommend this route for families with early teens as this is the most practical option and the easiest terrain.

Alternatively, you can ascend via Sirimon and descend via the Naro Moru route.  It’s advisable not to decend via Naro Moru during or just after the rainy seasons as there is a challenging section on the route, known as the Vertical Bog – best avoided.

You can also combine Sirimon and Naro Moru and do part of the Summit Circuit, and either take in Point Lenana, or just circle the peaks.  The Circuit is a ten km trail around the base of the peaks, up and down over several cols with spectacular views of the peaks up close.

On the Sirimon and Naro Moru routes, we tend to stay in the bunkhouses on the mountain. This experience is not for everyone.  The bunkhouses are cramped, communal rooms of varying sizes with bunks and foam mattresses. They are being upgraded over the next few years, so watch this space.

We can provide a detailed itinerary on request.

 

View from Shipton’s Camp

Sirimon route

On way from Lake Hohnel to Naro Moru route

On way from Lake Hohnel to Naro Moru route

On way from Lake Hohnel to Naro Moru route

Naro Moru route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route – view from halfway point

Naro Moru route

Naro Moru route

Naro Moru route

Lake Hohnel

On way from Lake Hohnel to Naro Moru route

Naro Moru route

View from Shipton’s Camp

Shipton’s Camp to Point Lenana

Shipton’s Camp to Point Lenana

On way up to Point Lenana

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sendeyo and Terere on way up to Hausberg Col

View from Shipton’s Camp

View from Shipton’s Camp

Liki North valley

Peaks from Liki North valley

Tarn between Mackinder’s and Shipton’s Camps

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

Sirimon route

View from Shipton’s Camp

Point Thomson and Thomson’s Flake

Liki North valley

Sirimon route

View across valley on way up to Hausberg Col


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