Mount Kenya Trekking
Please note that there are 2 routes to reach point lenana in Mt. Kenya. These are:
- The Sirimoni route or The Naro Moru route
Mount Kenya Trekking using the Sirimoni Route (5 Days):
Day 1. Nairobi - Nanyuki:
Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Nanyuki town.Arrive intime for lunch.The afternoon will be spend in acclimatizing and sorting out any gear you may require for the trek.Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 2. Nanyuki – Old Moses:
After breakfast ,drive to the sirimoni park gate where you will begin your hike to old moses hut.Lunch enroute.Dinner and overnight in old moses hut.
Day 3. Old Moses – Shiptons hut:
After breakfast ,hike to shiptons hut which is at 4,200 m above sea level. You stop for picnic lunch half way through the hike.Dinner and overnight at the hut.Walking time is 5 to 7 hours depending on your individual fitness level.
Day 4. Shipton – Point Lenana – Shipton:
A pre-down attempt to reach point lenana [the highest peak in mt.kenya].This start is intended to give you enough time to reach point lenana when the sun is rising and in clear view of the majestic scenary.After viewing and photography descend to Shiptons hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 5. Shipton hut – Nairobi:
After breakfast descend leisurely to the park gate.Exit and proceed to Nanyuki to join your driver and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.Drop off at the airport or your resident hotel.
Mount Kenya Trekking using the Naro Moru Route (5 Days):
Day 1. Nairobi – Nanyuki
After breakfast depart from your Nairobi hotel and transfer to Nanyuki town set on the foot-hill of mt.kenya; arrive in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in acclimatizing ,sorting out and organizing all the requirement for your trip.Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 2. Nanyuki – Old Moses
After breakfast drive to sirimon park gate.Hike to old moses hut in an average hiking time of 3 hours ,lunch enroute.This hike is very ensential for acclimatizing and quite educative as far as the vegetation is concerned.Dinner and overnight at the hut which is 3,300 m above sea level.
Day 3. Old Moses – Shiptons
An early start for shiptons hut, altitude 4,200 m in an average hiking time of 6 hours,lunch enroute.Sirimon route lies on the north –western side of mt.kenya and generally escapes some rainfall making it drier than other route most of the year .Dinner and overnight in Shiptons hut.
Day 4.Shiptons – Point Lenana – Mackinders
Wake-up to a pre-down attempt of pt.Lenana, 4,985 m above sea level.If you are fortunate and the weather is clear ,you may sea Mt.kilimanjaro to the south ,Mt.Elgon to the west and even the Indian ocean to the East.After your photography and viewing opportunity ,surrounded by glaciers and ice rock caves ,descend leisurely to mackinders camp on the naro moru trail.Lunch enroute. The altitude here is 4,200 m above sea level.The hut is on Teleki valley opposite the main peaks.Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Day 5.Mackinders – Nairobi
After breakfast ,descend to met station in roughly 3 hours .Exit and join your driver and proceed to Naro moru town for lunch.There after drive back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon.Drop off at the airport or your resident hotel.