Arrival/Transfer To your Hotel
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Transfer to hotel. Evening team meeting, meal and gear checks.
Drive to Naro Moru
Leave the hotel in the mid-morning passing through the Kikuyu countryside, past the equator and into the town of Naro Moru. Here we will meet our team of porters and cooks. There is an opportunity to do some shopping before being transferred to the hotel for dinner and the night.
Drive to Sirimon Gate (2,440m/8,000ft). 4 hour trek to Old Moses Camp (3,300m/10,800ft).
Leave Naro Moru and drive about an hour to the Sirimon Gate (park entrance) at 2,440m/8,000ft. From the gate we start the trek, following the track as it winds its way uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about three hours. After another four hours, we arrive at the Old Moses Camp, formally known as Judmier Camp, at 3,300m/10,800ft for dinner and the night.
Trek to Shipton Camp (4,200m/13,800ft).
We continue trekking upwards and after an hour from Old Moses Camp. The track crosses the Ontulili River then contours through the moorland and crosses Liki North before continuing up to Mackinder’s Valley. From here there are stunning panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks of Mt Kenya. As we go through Mackinder’s Valley, we will stop for lunch at the magnificent ‘picnic rocks’ and then stay at the Shipton Camp (4,200m/13,800ft).
We spend the day acclimatising and enjoy a hike to hike to Kami Hut, then down to Hausberg Lakes and back to the Shipton Camp for dinner.
Lenana Peak Summit Day (4,985m/16,355ft). Descend to Austrian Hut (4,700m/15,400ft).
Very early in the morning (around 3am) we will set off on the Lenana Peak summit, arriving in time for sunrise and magnificent views of the nearby peaks of Batian and Nelion, and maybe even Kilimanjaro to the south.
Weather/contingency Day, overnight Austrian Hut.
A spare day for weather contingency. Continue down to the Austrian Hut (4,700m/15,400ft).
Descend to Meru Bandas Hut (2,950m/9,680ft).
After breakfast at Austrian Hut, we descend down to Mintos Hut where we have time for a stop to check out the beautiful ‘Gorges Valley’ and the array of tarns. We continue down to Meru Bandas Hut (2,950m/9,680ft) for the night.
Descend to end of forest, return to Nairobi.
Descend another 2 hours to the end of the forest and catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle back to Chogoria Village, where we connect with our transfer vehicle back to Nairobi. Stand-alone Mt Kenya Lenana Peak trip ends.
Price of 1400$ PER PERSON
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