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 01: Depart Nairobi at 09:00hrs for transfer to Chogoria. Meals and overnight at Transit Hotel in Chogoria town – the base of Mount 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 Mount Kenya, before your evening meal and overnight stay at Transit Hotel in Chogoria.
Day 02: 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 picnic lunch before starting to hike and arrive at Mount Kenya Meru Bandas for meals and overnight.
Day 03: 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 picnic lunch enroute. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 04: 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 at Austrian hut.
Day 05: This is the summit day. Wake up early and attempt Point Lenana, you will then descend to Mackinders Camp for meals and overnight.
Day 06: Descend 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 07: After breakfast depart Nanyuki and head to Nairobi arriving in time early the afternoon.