Day 1: Depart from Nairobi at 08:00 am, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria. Leave the tarmac and attempt the drive on the dirt road through Chogoria forest up to the Chogoria Park gate. The whole journey takes 5-10 hours depending on the prevailing weather conditions in Chogoria. Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas Lodge (3000 m).
Day 2: Leaving early, you trek on a wide track through the forest, with occasional sightings of elephant, bushbuck, buffalo and impala. Divert from the main track and trek to the base of the relatively Mugi hill (3500 m). For better acclimatization, climb the hill then descend and walk to camp beside the Nithi River for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cross the Nithi River to reach the moorlands from where you can enjoy good views of the picturesque Gorges Valley, the Temple, lakes, mushroom rocks, billiards table and the high peaks. Hike for 4-5 hours to Mintos campsite for picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Minto's (4300 m).
Day 4: Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03:00 pm and you hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985 m), the hiker's summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton's camp for breakfast and a whole day's rest. Dinner and overnight at Shipton's camp (4200 m).
Day 5: After breakfast, begin a 5-6 hour descent to Sirimon Park gate (2600 m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands and forests. Transfer to Nairobi.
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Africa Kenya Outdoor: Land Rambler Hiking & Trekking