Point Lenana on Mount Kenya is a challenging and enjoyable trekking peak at 4895 metres which is accessible for most fit walkers. From the summit there is a beautiful view of the dramatic volcanic massif and the two main peaks of Batian and Nelion, as well as long views over the central plains of Kenya.
The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.
The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain. Accommodation on this trek is 3 nights in mountain huts and 2 nights camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.
1st DAY NAIROBI-MOUNT KENYA SILIMON GATE.
0730Hrs Depart for Nanyuki Mount Kenya Silimon Gate where you shall have lunch. After lunch we begin the trek up to Old Moses Camp. This walk will take about 2 ½ hrs. You will be able to take photos of wildlife as birds, animals and the vegetation inhabiting the ecosystem. We shall reach the bunk house late in the afternoon ready for dinner and accommodation.
2nd DAY OLD MOSES CAMP-MAKINDERS VALLEY.
After an early breakfast, we leave and start walking in the direction of the breathtaking Makinder’s Valley towards Shipton’s Camp which is 4200 Meters above sea level. This walk will take 6-7hr and covers a very spectacular view point and the different of flora & fauna of upper attitudes. Lunch will be en-route with dinner and spend the night at the Shipton’s camp.
3nd DAY MAKINDERS VALLEY-POINT LENANA.
If the team is ready, we wake up at 2:30am when it is still dark and hike up to Point Lenana to catch the amazing Sunrise. Lenana is the third highest peak of the mountain and the views are spectacular when the sun comes up. After the sun rise, the party gets a chance to take a few or as much photos as they can and then we head back down to Shipton’s or ahead to Makinders camp according to your package to take breakfast and spend the day relaxing after the very early start.
4th DAY POINT LENANA-MET STATION.
After breakfast we take a gentle walk down through the last of the Alpine zone and descend through the vertical bog and into the higher mountain forest we come to rest at Met Station to enjoy the scenes of the forest spending the night in the hut.
5nd DAY MET STATION –NAROMORU GATE OR CHOGORIA GATE-NAIROBI.
After breakfast just 2-3 hrs walk down through the forest brings us to the Narumoru park gate or Chogoria route where our vehicles await to take us back to Nairobi arriving there late in the afternoon.
What is included in the tour
- Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya shared shuttle
- All Park fees.
- All food while on the Mountain.
- Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
- All guiding services
- Porter support for the climb.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 - 15% of climb costs)
- Beverages while not on the mountain