5 Days October Full Moon Summit Day Package

Sirimon-Narumoru Route

Full moon will be on 28th 29th and 30th October 2023.

Sirimon route features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options.

The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests, which gradually turns into moorland covered with giant heather.


Days Summary.

  • Day 0: October – 25th Arrive in Nairobi.
  • Day 1: October – 26th Transfer from Nairobi to the Park gate and trek to Old Moses Camp.
  • Day 2: October – 27th Trek from Old Moses Camp to Shipton's Camp.
  • Day 3: October – 28th FULL MOON Acclimatization Day:  Trek from Shiptons to Hausberg Col and back to Shiptons.
  • Day 4: October – 29th FULL MOON Summit Day Trek from Shiptons to Point Lenana and descend to Met Station.
  • Day 5: October – 30th FULL MOON   Leave met Station and trek back to Naru Moru Gate, then transfer back to Nairobi.


Day 0

  • Elevation N/A
  • Travel time:175km 3-4hrs

You will be picked up from the airport and transferd to your hotel for overnight stay

Day 1

  • Elevation 2000-3300M
  • Travel time:9km 3-4hrs (Nairobi-Nanyuki not covered)

Early morning after breakfast, we leave Nairobi to Nanyuki and drive direct to the Sirimon gate. After checking into the park, we head off

along the vehicle track through the hardwood forest, after 15 minutes or so we cross the Equator, with the big sign post to let you know that

you are there! We stop for a picnic lunch at a convenient spot before continuing on up to our first camp at Old Moses (also known as

Judymier Camp) where you have good view of the peaks ahead.

Day 2

  • Elevation 3300m-4200M
  • Travel Time: 13.5km, 7-8hrs.

We set off across the Alpine health and moorland, and traverse around and over a couple of streams and ridges before dropping into the

Mackinder’s Valley. We usually have lunch under a cave-like outcrop before continuing up the valley towards the main peaks. There is shot

steeper section as we pass Shipton’s cave and then another as we arrive into Shipton’s Camp. Here we again set up a camp next to the huts

and prepare dinner.

Day 3

  • Elevation 4200-4590-4200
  • Travel Time: 2-4km 2-4hrs.

Today is a day hike from Shipton’s, to aid acclimatization. There are a few options to this but a good one is to climb up the side of the valley to

the west and onto the hausberg Col. The Col sits just next to the main peaks and high above the camp the valley we walk up the day before. It

also allows us to see across to point Lenana and most of our route for the following day. We then return to Shipton’s for lunch, rest and final

preparations for our early morning ascent to point Lenana.

Day 4

  • Elevation 4200-4985-3050m
  • Travel time:18km-11-13hrs.

This morning we will be up around 4am to prepare for our night-time ascend to point Lenana, it is an exhilarating feeling stepping out into

the cold under the Full moon and starlight as we crunch up the frozen scree. Passing the bowl of Harris Tarn, we skirt above it and the cross an

area of bare rocks and a small scramble. If we are ahead of schedule, there is a small niche/cave where we can handle up for a rest before

continuing to the top. The sun will rise around 6am and after enjoying the spectacular view, we drop down the ridge of Lenana on the Naru

Moru route to Austrian Hut. The ridge is initially quiet narrow in sections but it does get broader as you get closer to Austrian Hut, and we will

take our time over the short sections that needs hands as well as feet. There are steel cables on the upper two thirds of the ridge and though

they are not really necessary, they can be reassuring, From Austrian Hut we continue down to Mackinder’s Camp for brunch, before

continuing our descent down the teleki valley and the infamous “Vertical Bog” to reach Met Station and our camp mid-afternoon.

Day 5

  • Elevation 3050-2500-2000m
  • Travel Time: 10km-2-3hrs

Leaving Met Station, we follow the track back down through the forest and bamboo to the Naru Moru gate. There are a couple of short

sections where the track goes up-hill and this may try your patience a bit but soon enough we will be at the gate.

We the board the vehicle for transfer back to Nairobi

As we driver you back to Nairobi, we do  have other options you can consider include tailor made safaris in game reserves, climbs on

Kilimanjaro, or Nairobi city tours.


$960 P/P.

Discount of $75 per person on All August to August Booking

Discount of $50 per person on all October 16th to September Bookings

Price and booking enquiries.

Note: the cost of this trek will vary depending on the number of the persons traveling as well as the dates of travel.
Please indicate preferred date of travel, number of adults and number and ages of children if any.

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Quotation price Includes:
  • Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya (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.
Not included are:
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porter
  • Beverages while not on the mountain

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