Mount Kenya.
 

Mount Kenya, a distinctly separate massif from the Aberdares, is part of the central highlands of Kenya. Africa’s second highest mountain  at 5199m, with a gleaming and eroded snow-capped peaks can be seen for miles until the late-morning clouds obscure the view. Trekking  Mt. Kenya is one of the great experiences. It is Locally deified by the local Kikuyu community as home of Ghai (God).
 
 Because of its vastness, it leaves little doubt why they built their houses with the doors facing the peak and why it was probably never scaled until the arrival of European explorer. It is every travelers dream trekking in Kenya to get to the top and take home with them memories that no money can buy. Mount Kenya's twin peaks of Batian and Nelion crown one of the world's highest national parks - 704 kms of forest, moorland, rock and ice.

 


Naro Moru Route 5 days / 4 nights

Full itinerary
This is one of the most straightforward routes. You will enjoy trekking this route as you listen to the stillness of this park. The spectacular sceneries ay before you while chirping of the birds and other creatures fills the air with the sounds of African wilds.

Day 1
Nairobi - Naro Moru

After breakfast, depart Nairobi for Naro Moru town where you will spend the night at the Youth Hostel after sorting out and organising any gear you may require to hike up the mountain, which also serves as an acclimatisation process as Naro Moru is 2,000m above sea level.

Day 2
Naro Moru - Met Station

Drive to the Naro Moru Park Gate and hike a distance of 9 km in an average hiking time of 4 hours. Rest of the day at leisure continuing with the gradual process of acclimatisation. Dinner and overnight at the hut, which is 3,000m above sea level.

Day 3

Met Station - Mackinders

After breakfast, hike up the Teleki valley to Mackinder’s camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. The walking time will be five hours approximately. Meals and overnight at the hut, the altitude here is 4,200m.

Day 4

Mackinders - Point Lenana - Mackinders
You will wake up to a pre-down attempt of Point Lenana. An early start ensures a successful summit bid and weather permitting, for a clear view of  the majestic summit scenery. Pt Lenana stands at 4,985m above sea level. Descend to Mackinders camp for dinner and overnight at the hut , having conquered Mt. Kenya.

Day 5

After breakfast, descend down to Met Station and on to the park gate in 3 to 4 hours time. Drive to Naro Moru town for lunch then return to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.

Sirimoni Track 6 days / 5 nights

Of the three Mt Kenya routes this is one of the most scenic but also the longest to point Lenana. You will enjoy the beauty of alpine vegetation the whole way. It is also the driest of the three main routes and once your reach Mackinders Valley it becomes much easier.
Day 1

An early departure from Nairobi with a lunch stop enroute to the National Park Gates on the Sirimoni Trail. Then a 3-4 hour steady ascent to Judmaier Camp (3,350m)
Day 2

A 5-6 hour walk up Mackinder's Valley to Shipton's Caves (4,150m). It is a dramatic landscape with giant lobelias all around and the towering peaks ahead.
Day 3

Acclimatization day. Optional trek to Kami Hut (4,425m) and Hausberg Col (4,591m)
Day 4

A very early start-up the North Ridge to reach point Lenana (4,985m). Descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks to Mackinder's Camp for a good night's rest.
Day 5

Descend to Met Station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and transfer by vehicle to Naro Moru River Lodge for the Night.
Day 6

Transfer to Nairobi in the morning.

*End of your Mt Kenya trek*

Chogoria Route6 days / 5 nights

Undoubtedly the most beautiful route from the eastern side of the Mountain. It is considered by many as the easiest route in gradient.
Day 1

You depart Nairobi at 9.00 am and drive via Embu and Chogoria Village to the Park Gates (3,017). Overnight here in a private Banda.
Day 2

A steady ascent for 3-4 hours across open ground and through rain forest to your camp at Lake Ellis, 3500m. Optional walk in the afternoon to Mugi Hill.
Day 3

You take a little used route across gentle moorland with views of Vivienne Falls before reaching your beautiful campsite beside Lake Michaelson (4,000m)
Day 4

An early start to reach Point Lenana, (4,985) by mid-morning. Then traverse around the main peaks to American Camp. Superb views of the southern face of the mountain. (B.L.D)
Day 5

Final day on the Mountain, descend through the Teleki Valley and the famous vertical bog to Met Station (3,050m). Overnight at Naro Moru River Lodge Cottages. (B.L.D)
Day 6

Return to Nairobi arriving before lunch.

*End of your Mt Kenya trek*