A quick trek to Mount Kenya that`s only recommended for the well acclimatised and energetic mountain hikers. It is a challenging hike to the summit following straightforward paths and making use of accommodation huts located along the way. However, attempting the summit on day 3 and descending up to the Sirimon road head on the same day will be difficult though achievable.
This is a common itinerary for hikers with limited amounts of time for their hike or those on a weekend break. The routing is quit convenient for larger trekking parties since it follows the same trail up and down allowing those unable to reach the very top to wait behind at the lower camps as the fitter ones attempt the summit. Optional night spent at our base lodge before the trek allows for a time to prepare and to do a nature hike in the Mount Kenya forest kicking off the much needed acclimatisation. If time does not permit for this, it’s passable.
DAY 1: NAIROBI –NANYUKI.
Leave Nairobi by public means accompanies by our mountain guide arriving Nanyuki in time for lunch .the rest of the day is spent acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.
DAY 2: NANYUKI –OLD MOSES.
After breakfast, drive to the sirimon gate and begin a five hour Walk to the old Moses camp (3,300m above sea level).overnight at the hut.
DAY 3: OLD MOSES CAMP-SHIPTON CAMP.
After breakfast, walk from old Moses via Mackinder’s valley to ship ton hut (4,200m).dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4: SHIPTON POINT-LENANA-OLD MOSES.
Wake early in the morning 2:30 am ready to hike to point Lenana 4985. On a clear day you should be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro in the south .Mt Elgon to the west and Indian Ocean to the east .After point Lenana descend to point ship ton for main breakfast and soon after to old Moses camp for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: OLD MOSES –NAIROBI.
After breakfast transfer from old Moses to catch transport to Nairobi where the tour ends.