Mount Kenya Hiking Expedition Overview

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian [5,199 metres or 17,057 feet], Nelion [5,188 m or 17,021 ft and Point Lenana [4,985 m or 16,355 ft].

Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

Mount Kenya Hiking Expedition

Mt. Kenya Trekking Highlights

5 Days Mount Kenya Hike Sirimon - Naromoru Route Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki Town

Depart Nairobi early morning and begin the journey to Nanyuki town accompanied by our friendly and knowledgeable mountain guide. Check inn at a hotel in town for lunch. In the afternoon you will take a walk to the equator for acclimitazion. Return to your hotel for diner and overnight.

[ Lunch & Diner ]

Day 2: Nanyuki Town– Old Moses Camp

After breakfast you will be met the mountain and his team of porters and cook. Proceed to Sirimon park gate 2,650m. After the park formalities, you will start the hike through the forest to Old Moses camp 3,300m. [3-4 hrs walk] arriving the camp in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon walking around and relaxing. Diner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

[ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ]

Day 3: Old Moses Camp – Shipton Camp

After breakfast, depart the camp with your packed lunch and start the day’s hike through the moorland viewing high attitude flowers, animals and birds to Shipton camp 4,200m. [ 6-7hs]. Diner and overnight at Shipton camp.

Meal Plan: [ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ]

Day 4: Shipton Camp – Point Lenana – Mackinders Camp – Met Station

This will be the longest day of the trek. Take an early morning tea and at around 3.00 am and start climbing along a lose scree; sometimes it is covered with snow. You will reach the summit of Lenana 4,985m at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. Point lenana is the third peak. After the sunrise, descend down to Austrian hut and further down Mackinder camp taking three hours where you will have breakfast. Proceed further down to Met station; lunch en route taking four hours arriving in the afternoon for much needed rest, dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: [ Breakfast, Lunch & Diner ]

Day 5: Met Station – Naromoru – Nairobi

After breakfast, depart the camp at 8.00 am and descend for two hours to Naromoru gate where you will connect a transfer car off the mountain to Naromoru village. Drop off the porters and cook. You will be driven back to Nairobi; lunch en route arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel where your expedition ends.

Meal Plan: [ Lunch & Diner ]