It is the steepest and the fastest way up the mountain and ascends the mountain from the west. The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations. Most climbers begin hiking at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 meters). Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on looses gravel while going up to Point Lenana.
Day 1: Leave Nairobi for Narumoru Park Gate. Duration: 3-4 hrs, 3050 meters.
Day 2: Hike to Mackinder's Camp. Duration: 6 hrs, 4200 meters.
Day 3: Ascend to Austrian Hut. Duration: 4 hrs, 4790 meters.
Day 4: Attempt Point Lenana for sunrise and descend to Austrian Hut for breakfast before descending further to Met. Station for dinner and overnight. Duration: 6 hrs, 4985 meters.
Day 5: Walk leisurely to Naromoru Park Gate to connect with the transfer vehicle to Nairobi. Duration: 4 hrs.
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Africa Kenya Outdoor: Land Rambler Hiking & Trekking