Mount Kenya 5 Days

For those that want to do Mt Kenya in a relatively short time and still enjoy a great route then this is a great choice. As this trip uses camping it avoids the huts.

A 5 day trip starting at Sirimon and ending at Naro Moru. As standard, our crews and support teams set up camp every night and your meals are served in a mess tent. Most importantly, knowledgeable professional guides that go through bi annual training are with you throughout and our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.

Afromontane forest, bamboo zone, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Kilimanjaro, ascent of Lenana and views of the Lewis glaciersand others. Possible sighting of wildlife.

Mount Kenya 5 Days Itinerary

Day 1 / NAIROBI
Upon arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are personally met and transferred to your accommodation in Nairobi. There is a comprehensive briefing and gear check with the Climbs Manager. Overnight Palacina (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2 / MT KENYA / OLD MOSES
At 0800hrs you will be picked up from your Nanyuki accommodation and will be transferred to the Sirimon Park gate (alt.2700m). After a picnic lunch; you start an acclimatization hike in the tropical woodland occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an elephant arriving at Old Moses camp (alt.3200m) in the early evening. Overnight Old Moses Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 / MT KENYA / LIKKI NORTH
After breakfast, we start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinder’s valleys arriving at Likki North Hut in the early afternoon. Lunch at this camp and later take an acclimatization walk around the camp. Overnight Likki North Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 / MT KENYA / SHIPTON’S
Start the hike of the steep slope towards Shipton’s camp (4200m) arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels occurring along this route are some of the spectacular views on Mt Kenya. Afternoon walk to the Kami Hut and later get back to the camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight Shipton’s Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 / MT KENYA / SUMMIT / MET STATION
At 0300hrs you are woken up by the camp crew and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the scree and rock to the summit- point Lenana (alt.4985m), which is the highlight of our trip! After taking photos with the sunrise, descend slowly down to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast. Then continue down the vertical bog to the Met Station (alt.3050m).Overnight Met Station (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 / OUT / NAIROBI
At 0800hrs depart the camp and walk through the bamboo forest to connect with your transfer vehicle at the Naro Moru gate and transfer back to Nairobi for a well-deserved shower!! Overnight Palacina (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7 / DEPART
Today you are transferred to the airport. (Breakfast) END OF SERVICES

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