The Timau Track, the main access route on the north side on the mountain lies in a major rain shadow. However, because you are inside a low rainfall zone it generally makes up for a drier safari and a more pleasant trek.The views from the north give you the impression that you are trekking into a whole mountain range.
After sorting equipment be driven to timau road head where you will begin your trek up Mt. Kenya from the north. (Overnight in high altitude mountains tents – Timau road head). 3,300m
Hiking across the beautiful northern moorland of Mt. Kenya with its unique flora and possibly seeing some of the wildlife, which wander up these northern slopes – zebra, eland, etc. Camp near the Western Marania River.3, 700m.
Continue your trek over rolling moorland country to camp at the headquarters of the Kathita East drainage.3, 950m.
Hike up to the spectacular Hall Tarns where the beautiful rock formation known as the Temple stands guard over Lake Michaelson 1000 vertical feet below.4, 090m
Penetrate the defenses of the Temple and descend to the Lake Michaelson and enjoy the scenic wonder of the magnificent area. Truly a trekker’s paradise 4,300m
An early start to ensure a successful summit bid for main objective Pt. Lenana (4,985m- the 3rd highest peak). Descend to Mackinders Camp through the Naro Moru Track.
After breakfast descend the mountain via the Naro Moru Route completing a fine circuit of Mt. Kenya, to the Naro Moru River Lodge for a well –earned rest.