Starts: Nairobi / Ends : Nairobi
Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation: Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Plants naming, bird watch, wildlife encounter, photography.
Day 1 Nairobi – Mountain Rock
Leave Nairobi at 8.00am and drive to Mountain Rock Hotel in Nanyuki for lunch. Afternoon can be used for an optional visit to the Sweet Waters game reserve or to the cave hideouts that the Mau Mau freedom fighters used during Kenya’s struggle for independence
Day 2 Mountain Rock - Old Moses
After breakfast at 8.30 am, transfer to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m) the base of your Mt. Kenya trail. Here you meet with guides/ porters and start you climb at 10.00am. A 3hours walk with lunch on the way takes you to Old Moses Camp (3300m) on the edge of the mountainous forest where you will spend the night.
Day 3 Old Moses – Shipton’s Camp
Today you leave the camp at 8.30 am and you continue hike through the moorland characterized by many varieties of Seneca and Lobelia to Shipton’s Camp (4200m). Lunch will be taken on the way. The 14km hike takes about 6 hours. Overnight will be at the Shipton’s Camp just below the 3 majestic peaks - Batian, Nelion and Lenana.
Day 4: Shipton’s Camp
After an early morning breakfast at 4.00am, the trek leads via a steep screed to the Harris Tarn. There will be a short break here with tea and biscuits before the final ascend of point Lenana (4895m) via Gregory Glacier. After watching the sunrise and taking the summit shots you return to Shiptons Camp for dinner and a well deserved rest.
Day 5 Shipton - Nairobi
After breakfast you may have one last glance at the majestic peaks you have already conquered, before you proceed to the Sirimon Park Gate where your driver will be waiting to take you to Nairobi or the next destination.