Day 1 Nairobi – Nanyuki
Depart Nairobi at 9.30 a.m. Lunch in Nanyuki. Organize gear for the trek and begin the acclimatization process as the town is at the foothills of Mt Kenya, at an attitude of 1,950m Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.
Day 2 Nanyuki – Old Moses Hut
After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon Park Gate, 2,660m above sea level. Begin your 3 hour hike to Old Moses hut in an average hiking time of 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Day 3 Old Moses – Shiptons Hut
After breakfast, hike to Shiptons in an average hiking time of 5 to 7 hours, which depends directly on one’s level of physical fitness. Lunch will be taken enroute. The altitude here is 4,200m above sea level; dinner and overnight at the hut.
Day 4 Shipton’s Hut – Pt Lenana – Mt. Kenya
You will wake up to a pre-down attempt of Point Lenana, altitude 4,985m. After photography and viewing session descend to Minto’s Hut on the Chogoria trail for a full breakfast then trek down to Mt Kenya for dinner and overnight in tents. (At extra cost, you may upgrade your accommodation and spend the night at the Mt Kenya Bandas, subject to availability)
Day 5 Mt. Kenya – Nairobi
After breakfast descend to Chogoria town, which is a 32km walk. (Halfway done, you may take transport for 16 km to the town at extra cost). Lunch in Chogoria then depart for Nairobi.