A quick trek to Mount Kenya that’s only recommended for the well-acclimatised and energetic mountain hikers. It is a challenging hike to the summit following straightforward paths and making use of accommodation huts located along the way. However, attempting the summit on Day 3 and descending up to the Sirimon road head on the same day will be difficult though achievable.The routing is quite convenient for larger trekking parties since it follows the same trail up and down allowing those unable to reach the very top to wait behind at the lower camps as the fitter ones attempt the summit.
Day 1: Nairobi-Nanyuki
Depart Nairobi in the morning after breakfast arriving at Nanyuki for lunch. You will spend the rest of the day acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at a selected Hotel.
Day 2: Nanyuki-Old Moses Hut (3500m)
Depart Nanyuki for Sirimon Gate, after check in begin hiking for about 5hours through rain forest to old Moses mountain hut. Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Day 3: Old Moses-Shipton Hut (4200m)
Today climb 4,200m at Shipton hut, directly below point Lenana Peak, the climb provides some amazing vistas of snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight at Hut. (The hike takes 6-7hours).
Day 4: Shipton-Old Moses
Arise before dark and leave for the final climb to point Lenana at 4,985m (17,058ft). After enjoying the incredible views and the success of reaching the top, descend back for Moses Camp, Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Old Moses-Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.