This is a rugged route with mostly camping accommodation. Mostly used by the Kenyan Armed Forces during training this could be an ideal trek for a wilderness mountain adventurer, abseiling into splendid scenery.
Day 1- Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki town, nestled in the slopes of Mt. Kenya. You can take a walking safari to the Equator this afternoon or a nature hike to the Mau Mau Caves if we arrive in good time, if you like.
Day 2- After breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer to the base of Mt. Kenya trail where we can begin our hike to the first Marania camp which is at an altitude of 3300m. We will arrive here before dinner and can spend the night here.
Day 4- Today we can continue our climb which will take us past the Terere and Sendeo peaks at an altitude of 4600m, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. From the peaks, we will begin to drop down towards Shipton's camp, where we will arrive in time for dinner and spend the night here.
Day 5- Our climb today will take us past two tarns before we stop at Tarn Hut for lunch on the way. From here we can continue to cross two screeds up to a height of 4600m, before heading back down towards Mackinder's camp, at an altitude of 4300m in Teleki Valley where we will arrive before dinner and spend the night.
Day 6- We will wake around 3am for a hot drink and early breakfast before the track leads to anther steep screed before the next Austrian hut, at 4790m for a short break and again hot drinks and snacks. From here we can continue on our final ascent to point Lenana at 4895m via the Lewis Glacier. Once we have celebrated our conquest of this beauteous mountain, we can descend the Northern side of the mountain to arrive at Mintos camp ,at 4200m. After lunch here, we can continue our descent on the Chogoria route which will take us through the Gorge Valley and along Lake Michealson, before we arrive at our Carpot camp for the night, at an altitude of 3300m.
Day 7- This morning we will continue the final leg of our descent to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas where our vehicle will be waiting for us, to transfer you onto your Nanyuki hotel for a hot shower, or directly onto Nairobi if you prefer. From Nanyuki we can arrange a safari to nearby Samburu National Park for a few days or you could take a day trip to Sweet Waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary tomorrow.