Day 1: NAROMORU
Arrive at the Base Lodge for lunch. Optional afternoon 3-4 hours nature walk through the forest reserve to Mau Mau caves, the former base for Kenya's freedom fighters. As you hike you learn about plants, birds and animals of the forest from the resident naturalist. Dinner and overnight at Mt Kenya Leisure Lodge or similar
Day 2: OLD MOSES CAMP
Transfer to Sirimon Park gate (2600m). After completion of park entry formalities, you begin a 3-4 hour hike through montane forest with bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (3300m). The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300m)
Day 3: SHIPTONS CAMP
After an early breakfast at 0700hrs, commence a 6-7 hours trek through the sprawling moorlands up to the Shipton's hut (4200m). The hike provides opportunities for fascinating views of unique moorland plants and scenery but is also a test on your individual endurance. You gain good acclimatization as you cover an altitude range of 900m. Lunch stop is at a vantage point on the Mackinder valley. Dinner and overnight at Shipton's Camp (4200m)
Day 4: MACKINDERS CAMP
Departing at 0800hrs ascend the Hausberg col (4700m) then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder's camp (4,300m) which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder's Camp (4300m)
Day 5: HALL TARNS
Start predawn summit attempt at 0300 hrs, hiking for three hours up to Pt. Lenana (4,985m), the hikers summit, arriving there in time to see the African sunrise. From Pt. Lenana you have good views of Pt. Nelion (5188m), Pt. Batian (5199m) and other surrounding peaks, and on a clear day the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen protruding into the sky over 340km to the south. From the summit descend to Mintos Hall tarn campsite (4,300m) for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day. Interested persons can explore the Gorge's valley. Dinner and overnight at Mintos campsite
Day 6: CHOGORIA BANDAS
After breakfast, begin a 5-6 hour descent to Meru Mount Kenya cabins situated at the Chogoria Park gate (3,000m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy the gorgeous landmarks on the lower gorges valley including Vivienne falls, Nithi falls, mushroom rocks and an array of interesting mountain plants. Today you have a chance to clean up and relax at the Meru Mt. Kenya Lodge. Take dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: CHOGORIA TOWN
After breakfast gradually descend through the Chogoria Forest to meet up with our vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town.
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