It is the most popular since it is gentle to climbers it is on the drier side of the mountain which makes it easy to access most of the time. With beautiful scenery like the green lakes and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Accommodation on this route is in huts though camping is possible.
An overnight acclimatization at the base in Nanyuki town is advisable and can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Day 1: Nairobi-Sirimon-Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs. 9km.
We leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Then proceed to the Sirimon Gate, 1 hour at 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp at 3300m where we have dinner and spend the night
Day 2: Judmier Camp-Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent
We further ascend uphill after breakfast, branching left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the path brings us to Ontulili River where we briefly rest to drink and refill our water bottles. Continue through the Moorland and crossing Liki North up to Mackinder’s Valley; the view of the main peaks is stunning as they are visible from the valley. We settle for an early dinner and night rest at the Shipton Camp (4200m.)
Day 3: Shipton Camp-Point Lenana-Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 9-10hrs, 21km
After the much needed rest, we begin the journey at 3am up the rocky path that leads to point Lenana at 6:30am after 3hrs, just in time for the sunrise. The soft lighting of the sun at dawn is picture perfect. It will leave you awestruck as it ignites everything else leaving new life along its path. Descend down to Shipton Camp for about 2hrs for breakfast then down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Judmier Camp-Sirimon gate (2-3hrs) -Nairobi, 9km
A gentle descent to the Sirimon gate after breakfast that takes around 2 hours three at most to find an awaiting vehicle to take us back to Nairobi.
The package includes;
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain to Nairobi
• Full board accommodation and meals
• All park entrance fees taxes included
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• Treated water on the trek.
The package Excludes;
• Laundry, sleeping bags, and climbing gears • Drinks and accommodation before the trek
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Personal items
• Any extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Mount Kenya 4 Days Climbing charges Upon Request