This route is the most beautiful of the access routes to Point Lenana and the best for acclimatization as the gradient is the easiest.
DAY 1: Depart Nairobi at 09:00hrs for transfer to Chogoria. Meals and overnight at Transit Hotel in Chogoria - the base of Mt. Kenya. In the afternoon you will have a briefing and supervised packing with your guide in preparation for the climb. You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and view of Mt Kenya, before your evening meal and overnight stay at Transit Hotel in Chogoria.
DAY 2: After an early breakfast enjoying the spectacular sunrise and clear sighting of the mountain peaks as you drive around the Northern side to Chogoria village, your vehicle will then continue up through the rainforest and bamboo to approximately 6 kilometers from the park entrance gate (2990 m). You will have a picnic lunch before starting to hike and arrive at Mt Kenya Meru Bandas. All meals and overnight at the campsite �high altitude tents.
DAY 3: Now the hiking begins, with breathtaking views of the Gorges Valley and the glaciers beyond. After an early breakfast you set off on an 8 hour walk to Mintos hut, with a picnic lunch enroute. Overnight at the campsite.
DAY 4: Today you continue to the head of the Gorges Valley, and cross a steep scree slope to reach Austrian hut, (4 hours). Meals and overnight camping by Austrian hut.
DAY 5: This is the summit day. Wake up early and attempt Point Lenana, you will then descend to Mackinders Camp for all meals and overnight.
DAY 6: Descent through the Teleki valley and to the Metrological Station for lunch. Hike a further 5 kilometers past the Park entrance gate where you are met by your vehicle to take you back to the hotel for your evening meal and overnight.
DAY 7: After breakfast depart Nanyuki and head to Nairobi arriving in time early the afternoon.