4 Days Kenya Trekking
4 Days Kenya Trekking is much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki.
Day 1: Mt Kenya – Old Moses
Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am to Nanyuki, which is normally a 4 hrs drive, hence arriving at 12.00 pm, then proceed to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon gate, picnic lunch will be provided. After lunch, follow the track uphill for 10 kms, forking left at the junction to reach Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300 m. The ascent from Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690 m Dinner/overnight.
Day 2: Old Moses – Mackinders
After breakfast, ascend from Old–moses to the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking two hours. From here, follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shipton camp, a total of 8 hours from Old moses to Shiptons camp at 4,200 m. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Shimpton Camp – Summit
Wake up at 2.30 am, have tea and biscuits, then leave at 3.00 am to the summit which normally takes 3 hours, this section is rocky and frozen scree. Continue walking until you get to point Lenana 4,985 Metres at 6.30 in the morning for the sunrise. Then descend down to Shiptons camp for breakfast then after breakfast walk down to Old Moses for 5 hrs, dinner/overnight.
Day 4: Old Moses – Nairobi
After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous forest to reach Sirimon gate to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi.
The end of 4 Days Kenya Trekking