Mt. Kenya Express

Trip Duration: 4 Days

Trip Highlights: Use the scenic Sirmon Route which provides a more gradual trek to the summit and come down via the Chororia Route.

ITINERARY

Day 1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI - OLD MOSES CAMP

Leave Nairobi at 0730hrs via central Kenya viewing agricultural farms to arrive Nanyuki in the afternoon for a brief stopover at the equator. Lunch at a hotel in Nanyuki town before driving further to the Sirimon park gate. Accompanied by your guide, cook and porters, walk in 3-4 hours through the rain forest to Old Moses camp (3300 m).

Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp

Day 2: OLD MOSES CAMP - SHIPTONS CAMP

After breakfast you hike through the moorland. You see high altitude flowers, animals and birds. The hike is through Liki and Mackinders valleys, where you catch a good view of Tereri and Sendeo peaks. You reach Shipton’s camp (4200 m) after a 6-7 hour hike. From Shipton’s camp you can see the north faces of Nelion and Batian peaks.

Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp

Day 3: POINT LENANA

After early morning tea, attempt the summit of point Lenana (4985 m). You will have breakfast at Mintos hut. You then descend through the beautiful and scenic Chogoria trail. You descend up to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas.

Dinner and overnight at Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas

Day 4: CHOGORIA - NAIROBI

After breakfast, descend in 6 - 8 hours through tropical rain forest to Chogoria town. You transfer back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.