Day 1: OLD MOSES CAMP
From Nanyuki, transfer to the Mount Kenya Sirimon Park gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities we begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700m through the bamboo, rosewood and heather vegetation to Old Moses camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)
Day 2: SHIPTONS CAMP
A long day leading to the base of the high peaks. Today’s trek is largely through the moors and the Mackinder Valley, which offers good views of the main peaks. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in altitude. Dinner and overnight stay at Shipton’s Hut (4200m)
Day 3: MET STATION
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about 3 hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers’ summit. We descend through Lewis Glacier and then go up to the Austrian hut to join the Naromoru track before descending for 2 hours to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast. Then we do a further four hours gradual descent across the moors and the lower vertical bog up to the Met Station (3,000m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: NANYUKI
Leave after breakfast for a gentle two hours hike down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where you meet our vehicle. Transfer back to Nanyuki.