Day-1: Old Moses camp (3300m)

At 08:30hrs, we will depart Nairobi and transfer to Mt Kenya Sirimon Gate at 2600m. After meeting our trekking crew we will trek through the lush forest belt for about 9km, towards Old Moses camp (3300m) for our overnight stay. Picnic lunch & dinner. (3-4 hours)

Day-2: Liki North Camp (3990m)

Todays trek starts with a short 300m climb up the hill behind the hut to an old communications station. Just beyond this point the track splits with the left hand route proceeding to the Mackinder Valley direct, and the right hand route going via the Liki North Hut. The route via Liki North hut is tougher but also more beautiful with better acclimatisation chances. Liki North routes heas up towards a rounded hill called the Barrow and then along a marshy trail down to the Liki North Hut (3,990m). The hut no longer exists but there is a campsite.

Day-3: Liki North to Shiptons Camp 4200m

Our hike today climbs the ridge and then descends into the Mackinder Valley to join the direct route. This will take us along the standard route from the valley floor to join the Mackinders Valley, as we trek up to an altitude of 4200m, to Shiptons Camp. On the way, we will come across the giant groundsel and sunbirds, as well as various streams which tend to make the ground quite marshy in places. Picnic lunch & dinner. (5-6 hours)

Day-4: Shiptons to Pt Lenana to Mintos Hut 4300m 

At about 03h00, we will begin our trek toward to Point Lenana at 4985m, aiming to reach there around 06h30 for a sunrise summit. We then descend to Mintos Hut or tarn area for an overnight stay in in tents at 4300m. (5 hours) 

Day-5: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

We spend about 5 hours descending to Chogoria Park Gate for our overnight stay, at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas. (5 hours 

Day-5: Chogoria

Today, we will have a leisurely descend leisurely through the Chogoria forest to connect with our transfer vehicle to Nairobi after your Mt Kenya Trek.

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Is Mt Kenya a technical climb?

Mt Kenya comprises three peaks, two of which are technical climbs and one which is a trekking peak. The two major technical rock and ice climbing peaks are called Nelion and Batian. The third peak is known as Point Lenana and is a trekking peak, easily achieved via hiking or walking. Our Mt Kenya treks all go to Lenana, so our tours are to the trekking peak where no technical expertise is needed.

What is the highest peak of Mt Kenya?

The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian 5,199 metres (17,057 ft), followed by Nelion 5,188 metres (17,021 ft) and finally Point Lenana 4,985 metres (16,355 ft).

Do we stay in huts or camp on Sirimon Chogoria route?

It really depends on which route you take as some have shared mountain huts and others use tents. A number of huts are found on all the main routes. The mains camps on the western ascent routes are: Sirimon - Old Moses Camp, Liki North Camp and Shiptons Camp and then on Naro Moru route there is  Met Station, Mackinders Camp and Austrian Hut just below Pt Lenana. On the Chogoria route there is also the Chogoria Bandas. When following Sirimon Chogoria along Liki North you need to camp at Liki North and Mintos Tarn.

 How long does it take to climb Mt Kenya?       

The shortest number of days required to climb to Lenana on Mt Kenya is three days. The longest trek is around 6 days. It all depends on which route you choose. As a general rule of thumb, any trek where the ascent is very quick makes the overall success rate, lower, so it is better to add on extra days to increase your chances of success.

What are the routes to climb Mt Kenya?

• The following are the major and frequently used routes:-
• The Chogoria route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit path
• The Naromoru route is taken by many of the trekkers who try to reach Point Lenana in a few days.
• The Sirimon route approaches Mount Kenya from the plains in the Nanyuki Timau area on the north-west.

When is the best time or months to climb Mt Kenya?

The warmest months with the clearest trekking days, are from mid to late December, January, February, September and October. The rains often come in April and the start of May with the possibility of some snow. June through to August are superb trekking months, though evening temperatures tend to be colder. The wettest months are November and early December, where snowfalls are likely. Note however, that as this is a mountain it is not impossible to get sporadic snow or rainfall at odd times throughout the year, although the snow normally only falls above 4800m.

How will the altitude affect me?

This is a really difficult one to answer directly - "how will I cope with the altitude". To be honest, this is an ' unknown' factor as no-one can predict how your body will cope at altitude. People who have been to altitude many times in the past without problems, may on one climb suddenly develop problems. There are many factors that play a role. The only way to help combat this, is to take all of the necessary precautions, and walk slowly, pole pole.

Where can I get climbing Insurance for Mount Kenya?

If you are going hiking or climbing or trekking then you need extra cover for your activities. Hiking and Climbing have become popular for many adventure seekers looking to add a climb up Kilimanjaro or a trek to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna or even Island Peak to their list of amazing adventures. But any climb to high altitude carries with it a number of risks and having the correct and good trekking insurance is an absolute must. We recommend two different groups depending on which country you reside in. For further details, click on the icon