Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of 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. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.
Day 1: NAIROBI-SIRIMON-JUDMIER CAMP (OLD MOSES CAMP)
Depart Nairobi at 7.30am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: JUDMIER CAMP-SHIPTON CAMP
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.
Day 3: SHIPTON CAMP
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: SHIPTONS CAMP-POINT LENANA-MOUNT MERU BANDAS (CHOGORIA GATE)
Leave at 3:00 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya.
Day 5: CHOGORIA BANDAS-CHOGORIA-NAIROBI
Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.
Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
On completion, successful climb Certificate
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary