Old Moses, Liki Route & Down Chogoria
1-Nairobi 1500m-Old moses camp-3300m.
Leave Nairobi at 8.00 am to Nanyuki, which
normally takes 4hrs drive, arriving at
12.00, then proceed to Mt Kenya National
Park Sirimon gate, picnic lunch will be
provided.After lunch, follow the track
uphill for 10 kms, forking left at the
junction to reach Old Moses camp which
is situated at 3,300m. The ascent from
Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690m. Dinner/overnight.
2-Old Moses Camp[judemeirs] 3300m-Likii
After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am, follow
the directions for the direct route, until
you reach the fork after one hour. The
track becomes a path, and swings right
and south round the head of a large valley,
crossing several small streams to reach
the crest of the ridge between the Otulili
and Likii North Valleys. A walk of 3 to
4 hours to Likii North hut at 3,993m.
3-Likii north 3993-Shiptons Camp-4200m.
After breakfast, ascend the west side
of the Valley, over a ridge, then down
into the Mackinders Valley to meet the
direct route, taking one to two hours.
From here, follow the Mackinders Valley
to reach Shiptons camp, a total of 4 hours
from Likii to Shiptons camp at 4,250m.
4-Shiptons hut-Austrian hut-4700m.
Wake up at 2.00 a.m., have tea and biscuits,
then leave at 3.00 a.m. for the Lenana
summit. This section is a long, hard slog,
and the path is indistinct in places.
Continue walking across a tough scree,
until you come across Harris Tarn. From
Harris Tarn, continue up the north face
of Point Lenana reaching the summit after
approx., 45 minutes at 4,985m, for the
sunrise at 6.30 a.m. After enjoying the
views and taking your pictures, descend
down to Austrian hut 4700 m (This will
be your base camp before climbing Nelion)
Dinner and overnight.
If you are a quick climber, you can do
it with only one day without spending
Wake up 3.30 am and have tea and biscuits.
Leave at 4.00 am, cross the Lewis glacier
and up to the base of Nelion, which normally
takes 2 hours. Start your climb at 7.00
am until you get to the top at 1.00pm.
Traverse the gate of mist to Batian and
then return to Nelion.
and overnight at Ian Howell hut at 5100m.
6-Austrian Hut-Mintos hut [Halls Tarn]
Abseil down to the bottom about 9 ropes,
50 metres, and then walk to Austrian Hut
for breakfast. After morning breakfast,
continue walking down to Mintos hut at
4200m for dinner and overnight.
7-Halls tarn[mintos]-Mt Meru Bandas.
After breakfast, descend down to Meru
Mount Kenya Bandas above Chogoria, following
the Gorges Valley. It will take 5 hours
to reach the bandas. Dinner/ overnight
in the bandas with hot showers and a well
8-Mt Meru Bandas-Chogoria town-Nairobi.
morning breakfast, continue walking down
through the bamboo and indigenous forest
reach Bairunyi to meet up with your transport
back to Nairobi.
Costs per person
pax usd 1520
pax usd 1470
pax usd 1380
pax+ usd 1320.
Our local guide has the knowledge and
experience of the climbing routes on Nelion
& Balian peaks also with verbal information
and local knowledge.