5 days 4 nights
An itinerary that is highly recommended for trekkers seeking a 5 day trek on Mountain Kenya offering a high levels of success to reach the hiker’s summit (Point Lenana – 4985m). The added advantage of this moderate trek is the fact that it offers extra acclimatization when you trek partly or all around the peaks ahead of attempting the summit. You’ll also enjoy facilitating views of the high peaks from all angles. The hike goes up through montane forest, bamboo, heather and Mooreland zones to Shiptons camp (4200m) below the peaks from where you skirt the high peaks to the east, bypassing Hausburg col, Oblong tarn and Two-tarn.
On this itinerary you have a choice to approach the summit from the more challenging Naromoru trail starting at Mackinder’s camp on day 4 OR return to Shipton’s after the summit circuit hike on day 3 and attempt the summit on the easier Sirimon trail that’s highly recommended for the less experienced trekkers. See tip below day 3 details on the itinerary. Unless preferred, camping is not necessary on this trek as accommodation is available in mountain huts throughout the trip.