Mount Kenya Guide

John Mukuruma Ndichu

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The below list shows some of our most popular treks to Point Lenana (Alt. 4985m), the highest peak on Mount Kenya that can be reached without technical climbing. We also arrange custom treks of various duration, length, and difficulty. Details are arranged on a case-by-case basis via email correspondance prior to the trek.

 

Depending on your travel plans before and after the trek, our adventure will normally start early morning in Nairobi with pick-up from your hotel or from the airport. At the end of the trek, we arrange transport back to Nairobi, where we typically arrive in the late afternoon. Travel-time between Nairobi and Mount Kenya is 2-4 hours depending on choice of transportation. If our arrangement includes a safari, transportation for that will be arranged as well.

routes  for our most popular Mount Kenya treks

4 Days Sirimon->Sirimon:

Day 1: Transport from Nairobi to Nanyuki. Transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (Alt. 3300m, 3-4 hours, 9kms.)

Day 2: Old Moses to Shiptons camp (Alt. 4200m, 6-8 hours, 17kms)

Day 3: Leave at 3am, arriving at Point Lenana before sunrise. Descend back to Shiptons camp for breakfast and continue down to Old Moses camp (9-10 hours, 21kms)

Day 4: Old Moses camp down to Sirimon gate. Transfer to Nanyuki and transport back to Nairobi.

 

5 Days Sirimon->Chogoria:

Day 1 : Transport from Nairobi to Nanyuki. The afternoon is spend by walking along the equator line. Overnight in budget hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (Alt. 3300m, 3-4 hours, 9kms.)

Day 3: Old Moses to Shiptons camp (Alt. 4200m, 6-8 hours, 17kms)

Day 4: Leave at 3am, arriving at Point Lenana before sunrise. Descend to Mintos Hut for breakfast and proceed down to Chogoria Bandas campsite

Day 5: Hike from Chogoria Bandas down to Chogoria village (32kms) Alternative, you can pay for jeep transportation. Transport back to Nairobi.

 

6 Days Sirimon->Naromoru

Day 1 : Transport from Nairobi to Naromoru. Afternoon will be spend planning and checking the gear. Overnight at Mt. Kenya Youth Hostel camp site.

Day 2: Transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp (Alt. 3300m, 3-4 hours, 9kms.)

Day 3: Old Moses to Shiptons camp (Alt. 4200m, 6-8 hours, 17kms)

Day 4 : Shiptons camp to Austrian Hut (Alt. 4790m)

Day 5 : Leave at 5am, arriving at Point Lenana before sunrise. Descend to MacKinders camp for breakfast and proceed down to the Met station

Day 6: Hike from Met Station down to Naromoru gate. Transport back to Nairobi.

 

 

 

6 Days Naromoru->Chogoria

Day 1 : Transport from Nairobi to Naromoru. Afternoon will be spend planning and checking the gear. Overnight at Mt. Kenya Youth Hostel camp site.

Day 2: Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate, hike to Met Station (Alt. 3300m, 3-4 hours, 9 kms)

Day 3: Hike to MacKinders Camp (Alt. 4300m, 5-6 hours)

Day 4: MacKinders Camp to Austrian Hut (Alt. 4790m, 3 hours)

Day 5: Leave at 5am, arriving at Point Lenana before sunrise. Descend to Chogoria Bandas campsite.

Day 6: Hike from Chogoria Bandas down to Chogoria village (32kms) Alternative, you can pay for jeep transportation. Transport back to Nairobi.

 

Mount Kenya Peak Circuit

Extend your trek a day to do the strenous and beautiful Peak Circuit hike from Shiptons or MacKinders Camp (roundtrip, 6-9 hours)