Day One

Depart Nairobi at 8.00 am and drive to Mount Kenya area to Naro Moru route. After picnic lunch, hike for 3 hours to Met Station 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day Two

Early morning breakfast and there after ascend to Mackinder’s camp 4200m for the night. The walk takes 5-6 hours.

Day Three

After breakfast hike to Austrian Hut 2 hours and spend the afternoon scouting the area and preparing for the Rock climbing of Nelion & Batian. Also you can attempt Point Lenana 485m. Dinner and overnight at Austrian Hut in Tents.

Day Four

Early morning at 5.00 am walk to the stem of the Nelion & Batian and start the rock climbing. The climb to Nelion takes 6-7 hours and the climb from Nelion to Batian return takes 3 hours. The night is spent at Howell Hut.

Day Five

This day you descend to Austrian Hut for the night, otherwise the day is reserved for if the weather is bad on day 04.

Day Six

Descend to Met station via Mackinders camp and spend the night.

Day Seven

Hike down t Naro Moru park gate and meet with the vehicle to transfer to Nairobi.

Day One – NAIROBI TO MUTUBIO WEST GATE

Depart Nairobi by 8.30 am for a drive of 3 hours to Aberdares using the western face via Jabini, Engineer and Ndunyu Njeru, arrive at Mutubio gate where you register with Warden. You can start your walk here or drive for half an hour to reedback campsite where you will be spending the night. The afternoon will be spent visiting Karuru Water Falls and Gura river Falls. Dinner and overnight at the campsite. The day walk can be 2 to 5 hours depending on your wish.

Day Two – REEDBUCK AREA TO CHANIA FALL

The day walk will be between 15 to 20 kilometers depending on your wish, this will take 4 to 8 hours. With your guide and Ranger start the hike by following the park track westward for about 5 km, to meet the road coming in from Mutubio west gate at a T.junction. From here you turn right and walk through the rolling moorland to reach a track on the right leading to Queen’s Cave after another 5 kilometers, or you can turn left at the T.junction, then right onto a disused track, and take this slightly longer way to Queen’s Cave. From the Queen’s cave follow the track for about 5 km to reach a bridge across the Chania River, where a path leads down throught the forest to the Chania Falls . Picnic lunch will be on the, dinner and overnight at the campsite Chania area.

Day Three – CHANIA FALLS TO WANDERIS TRACK

The day walk is 16km, 4 to 5 hours and you will gain accent of 500m. The distance and time given here are if you keep to the track, but there are also some routes through the Bush which will add a bit of distance and a lot of time. The most pleasant section is through the area to the north of the falls, bounded to the east and north by the track. This is good going for part of the way, through grass and open forest glade, although there are also some dense patches of bush, and a few bogs which slow progress. After meeting the park track again, continue following it north, over the Honi and Kihoni rivers ( the last water point before the Wanderis camping place) to meet the Wanderis Track, which links the Wanderis gate and the Wanderis Roadhead. There are several places for camping in the area. If you turn right and go downhill for about 500meters, there’s a grassy area on the left , called ‘Cinema’ by the Rangers because the film crew making Gorillas in the Mist camped here. Or you can turn left and go uphill for about one Km until a faint fork branches off right to the Old Quarry, another suitable place for camping. Near the fork , on the left side of the main track, is Wanderis hut, in bad condition but Ok for shelter in a emergency . Non of these campsites have water nearby.

Day Four – WANDERIS ROADHEAD TO SATIMA SUMMIT AND OUT OF THE PARK TO MOUNT KENYA

After an early morning before breakfast, start the hike up to Satima which is the highest point of Aberdares 4000meters, the distance is 7 kilometers, 400meters ascent, 4 to 5 hours depending on the pace, picnic breakfast and then descend for 3 to 4 hours for lunch at the road head. From here with your team drive through the Saleint with game drive on the way to Mount Kenya area and camp at Bantu lodge for the night or drive further northwards to Sirimon park gate for the night at the Bandas. Please note that you can add a day in Aberdares by walking from Wanderis Road head to Wanderis park gate.

Day Five – MOUNT KENYA SIRIMON GATE TO OLDMOSES

You will have a lazy morning with a short walk within Sirimon gate area to try and see some wildlife with a ranger, thereafter start the hike to Oldmoses Camp through the rain forest, the walk takes 3 hours to be on good time for lunch and relaxation. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing up to Likii north area and return to Oldmoses 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day Six – OLDMOSES TO SHIPTON’S

Early morning breakfast and thereafter start ascent to Shipton’s through the heather zone and moorland and into the Mackinder’s valley. On a clear day you will be able to see and take good pictures of the snow capped Peaks. The walk takes 5 to6 hours with picnic lunch on the way, dinner and overnight at shipton’s camp 4200meters.

Day Seven – SHIPTON’S TO LENANA AND OVER TO MACKINDERS CAMP AND DOWN TO MET STATION

Early morning at 3.00am have a quick cup of chocolate and start the hike to the summit ” Lenana” 4985meters, the walk takes 3 hours and will be there by day break for sunrise view and to take good picture on a clear day. Later descend for 2 hours to Mackinders area for breakfast and a short rest, therafter descend through the Naro Moru route to Met Station with picnic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at Met station.

Day One – NAIROBI – NYERI

Transfer from Nairobi to Rihuru-ini gate 2300m for an overnight in tents. Picnic lunch en route.

Day Two – ABERDARE FOREST

Vehicle transfer to Chania Bridge, visit the Chania falls then hike to Reedbuck Camp next to Kiandongoro fishing lodge, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon visit the Karuru falls to be back in at the camp by 5 pm. for dinner and overnight.

Day Three – ABERDARE FOREST

Vehicle transfer [1 ½ hrs] to Wandare hut [3700m] then hike from here to Satima point 4000m. Hiking time 3-4 hrs and then drive back to Ruhuru-ini or Wandara Gate for o/n in tents.

Day Four – ABERDARE FOREST-NAIROBI

Early morning gate drive in the Salient then back to camp breakfast after which you drive back to Nairobi by 3pm

 


DAY 01

Transfer from Nairobi to Sirimon Park Gate 2600m and hike to Old Moses camp 3300m for overnight [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][3 hours]

DAY 02

Hike gradually to Shipton’s Camp 4200m for overnight [5-6 hours]

DAY 03

Attempt Pt. Lenana 4985m and descend to Mintos/ Hall tarn area for overnight in tents 4300m [5 hours]

DAY 04

Descend to Chogoria Park Gate for overnight in Meru Mount Kenya Bandas [5 hours]

DAY 05

Descend leisurely through the Chogoria forest to connect with your transfer vehicle to Nairobi

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DAY 01

Transfer from Nairobi to Naro Moru Park gate 2400m. Begin acclimatization hike to Met Station 3050m for overnight

DAY 02

Hike leisurely to Mackinder’s Camp 4200m for overnight [5-6] hours]

DAY 03

Pre-dawn attempt Pt. Lenana 4985m and descend directly via Mackinder’s camp 4200m for overnight at the Met
Station [6-7 hours]

DAY 04

Descend via the Naro Moru forest to connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

 

DAY 01

Transfer from Nairobi to Sirimon gate 2600m. Begin acclimatization hike to Old Moses Camp 3300m for overnight

DAY 02

Hike gradually to Shipton’s Camp 4200m for overnight [6-7 hours]

DAY 03

Pre-dawn attempt of Pt. Lenana 4985m and descend through Teleki Valley to Mackinder’s Camp overnight [5-6
hours].

DAY 04

Descend leisurely via the Naro Moru forest to connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi [6-7 hours].