A moderate mountain hike rated as the easiest among the short trip options. It is quite a popular itinerary with persons attempting to hike at an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time. It is designed in such away that both the pace of ascend and descend are comfortable to allow the hikers to enjoy their time while on the Mountain.
From Nairobi you are picked up by 0900hrs and drive through Coffee, Tea, Pineapple and Passion fruit plantation to our Base Hotel (Mountain Rock Hotel), arriving in time for lunch after a 3 hours drive. After lunch you depart from the base hotel, crossing the equator to Sirimon Park gate (2600m) in 11/2 hours drive. You start an acclimatization hike of 3 hours at the gate through the tropical rain forest, bamboo, rosewood and part of heath zone to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight.
You hike gradually, after early breakfast, through a nature trail of tussock grass, lobelia and giant groundsels all the way to Shiptons camp (4200m) for overnight. You will cover an altitude of 900m in 6-7 hours. Lunch is served enroute.
Your set off is at 0300hrs to the hikers summit, Pt. Lenana (4985m), to arrive after 31/2 hours having ascended 785m. On a clear morning you could see the top of Kili with its glittering snow. You then descend via Lewis glacier and the Austrian Hut (4790m) to Mackinder’s camp (4200m) for breakfast and overnight. This takes you 2 hours from the summit.
You will descend down via the Naromoru track after a 0600hrs breakfast; crossing over the vertical bog to the road head (Met Station) to connect with a transfer vehicle for the base hotel for a hot shower and lunch before proceeding with your transfer back to Nairobi.