Day 1- Mountain Rock Lodge
Morning transfer from Nairobi, arriving at Mountain Rock Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon is a nature walk (3-4 hours) through the forest to the MauMau caves, the former hideouts for Kenya’s pre-independence guerrilla fighters who fought against the British colonial masters. The escort naturalist guide for the trek talks about their history and the flora and fauna of the forest. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Rock Lodge

Day 2- Old Moses Camp
Depart at 1000hrs together with your guide and porters and drive for less than two hours to Sirimon Park gate (2600m). On completion of park entry formalities, have picnic lunch then begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest. Ascend 700m bypassing the bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp. 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
A long day leading to the base of the high peaks. Today’s trek is largely through the moorlands and the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch. Total walking time is approx. 7 hours gaining 900m in altitude. Dinner and Overnight  at Shipton’s Hut (4200m)

Day 4- Mackinders Camp
Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about 3 hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hikers’ summit. Then down through Lewis Glacier up to the Austrian hut to join to the Naromoru track and descend for 2 hours to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then have the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight  at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m)

Day 5- Mountain Rock Lodge
Leaving early, you gradually descend for 4-5 hours through the moorlands and the lower vertical bog up to the Met Station, from where you walk down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where you meet our vehicle. You are then transferred back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Depart

Morning at leisure. Chance for horse riding, nature walks, sport fishing, boating etc. Lunch then return to Nairobi.

Price US$ 750

Price includes:

  •     Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  •     Guide, assistant guides, cooks and porters
  •     Three meals daily
  •     Water: Day 1, we provide 1.5 liters of Bottled Mineral Water; Day 2 until the end of the climb, we provide Katalyn filtered water
  •     Fair wages for porters and guides

Not Included:

  •     Alcohol
  •     Tips
  •     Items of a personal nature
  •     Airport transfer
  •     Gamov Bag is extra
  •     Portable oxygen tank is extra
  •     Portable manual flush toilet is extra