Day 1: Nanyuki
Drive through Thika Road all the way past Sagana River, drive further north past Sagana town, through Karatina. Take the road to Nanyuki past Kiganjo through Naromoru up to Nanyuki town to arrive in good time for lunch , and a free afternoon to help acclimatize. .
Day 2: Old Moses
The day’s hike from the Sirimon Gate is a short 9 kilometres (5 miles) and ends at Old Moses Camp (3300 metres). This is lovely walk through lush highland rainforest, featuring the magnificent giant Cedar and Podocarpus trees. Large mammals can be seen on any day, but this is the most likely, with Elephant and Buffalo generally encountered by about half the climbers.
Day 3: Shipton’s Camp
Considerable altitude is gained today, and most trekkers can do it in 5-6 hours. Part of this is up a steep ridge before descending into the Mackinders valley. There are some beautiful views as you leave the vegetation zone and enter tundra, with many lobelias. Overnight at Shipton’s Camp (4200 metres).
Day 4: Shipton’s Camp
An important day of acclimatization, today, with a sojourn to the spectacular Kami Hut at 4350 metres, with many lovely alpine lakes and pools, and jutting rock formations. Return to Shipton’s Camp for overnight. (4200 metres).
Day 5: Summit at Point Lenana
A middle-of-the-night ascent to arrive Point Lenana (4985 metres) before sunrise on your Kenya vacation. Most climbers make the summit just before sunrise at 6:30am following a 3-hour ascent. On a clear day, one can see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. Before the wind begins shortly after sunrise, the descent begins to Minos Hut for breakfast, and then to the Chogoria Bandas for dinner and overnight.
Day 6:Nanyuki – Nairobi
Trek to the park gate is through a marvelous, thick and towering bamboo forest, an indication of the wet side of the mountain. Other vegetation differs as well, including massive stands of St. John’s Wort. Meet your vehicle in time for lunch in time, transferred to the airport for your departure on the last day of your