MOUNT KENYA TREK TO POINT LENANA
Point Lenana is a challenging but feasible trekking peak at 4895 metres which is accessible for most fit walkers. From the summit there is a beautiful view of the dramatic volcanic massif and over the central plains of Kenya. It has long been a popular and very attractive hike through an ancient landscape dotted with glaciers, rock spires, high tarns and some beautiful unique flora and fauna like the giant groundsels and the odd looking hyrax which has evolved from the elephant.
Price: from $2000 per person
There are two popular trekking routes on the west and north side of the mountain called Naro Moru and Sirimon. For both the starting point is the town of Naro Moru which is a small town about 4 hours drive from Nairobi.
We would recommend doing the trek by ascending and descending each of the routes to give some variety, and you can either camp or stay in huts along the way. Our guides are well trained and experience, and they have international first aid certificates. We provide the equipment for camping and cooking, plus the porters who will carry a rucksack up to 15 kgs. We work on a minimum team number of two for our prices, so there would be a supplement for individuals. Sometimes we can create a team out of several people if they want!
The itinerary starts in Naro Moru but we can provide all the optional extras if needed, including private transport from Nairobi, accommodation in Nairobi, Naro Moru or Embu (for anyone using the Chogoria route for their ascent or descent), upgrades to hut accommodation on the mountain and safaris or visits to our Moving Mountains projects.
The following is our preferred itinerary for good acclimatisation to summit safely. It uses the Sirimon route for the ascent and the Naro Moru route for the descent.
1 Transfer from Naro Moru to the Mount Kenya National Park gate Gate. Trek to Old Moses Camp
2 Trek from Old Moses Camp to Shipton’s Camp
3 Acclimatisation Day: Trek from Shipton’s to Hausberg Col and return to Shipton’s
4 Trek from Shiptons to Point Lenana and descend to Met Station Camp via Mackinder’s Camp
5 Trek from Met Station to the Naro Moru gate and transfer to Naro Moru