The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier. Though the summit can be reached in 5 days, we strongly recommend 6days for extra acclimatization at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Depart Nairobi in the morning after breakfast and drive towards Naro-moru arriving in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight in a selected Hotel/Hostel to start acclimatizing.
Day 2: Naro-moru- Met Station
After breakfast, drive to Noru-moru gate on a dirt road and begin hiking through rain forest to Met Station at an altitude of 10,000ft.Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Met Station- Mackinders Hut
Depart Met station after breakfast and hike up to the Teleki Valley and to Mackinders Hut where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6 hours. Meals and overnight at Mackinders Hut. (14000ft).
Day 4: Mackinders Hut-Austrian Hut
Depart Mackinders Hut after breakfast ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4700m) 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at the Hut.
Day 5: Point Lenana Chogoria
Depart at around 5:30 am and proceed through Lewis Glaciers to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at approximately 6:30am (1 hour). After sunrise Descend to Mintos Hut for full Breakfast. After breakfast descend along the famous GorgesValley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Chogoria-Nairobi
Take breakfast, depart for Chogoria approx.30km.In bad weather 4WD drive vehicles are provided, climbers have to walk for some distance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria you will drive to Nairobi arriving late afternoon