Day 1: Old Moses
Drive from Nairobi slopes of Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch. From here is a short drive, crossing the equator en-route, to the Sirimon Park Gate. Then trek up through magnificent montane forests, bamboo and giant heather zones before reaching the high altitude moorland and our Old Moses Mountain Hut /Campsite.
Day 2: Shipton’s Camps
After an early breakfast trek to Shipton’s camp (4200m). The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain. The rigorous but exciting trek up takes you across hills and valleys through the entire stretch of the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax.
Day 3: Mackinder’s Camp
Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder’s camp which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley.
Day 4: Met Station Camp
Leaving camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion – you may feel tired after this demanding adventure but absolutely ecstatic after you’ve made it to the top. After a brief celebration at the top descend to Makinder’s camp (4200m) for breakfast then proceed further down on the Naro Moru Trail to arrive at Met Station in time for lunch. Relax the rest of the afternoon in readiness of our departure from the mountain tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at the Met Station: There is a possibility to exit the mountain at this stage and reduce this itinerary by a day.
Day 5: Nairobi
Have early breakfast before your descend to Naro Moru park gate in 2hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to a hotel on the slopes for a hot shower and lunch then return to Nairobi. Arrival in Nairobi is by late afternoon.