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5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Spot Kenya Safaris

  • Locations

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $1000 USD per person
  • Duration

    5 days (Sirimon Out Chogoria)

  • Avg Distance

    4000 kilometers

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily 7:00 a.m

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    Tour price Includes: guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation, transfer to and from the base of the mountain, full board accommodation whilst on the trek, accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary, all park entrance fees to include government taxes, service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook, start and finish Nairobi, treated water on the trek

  • Notes

    Excluded: laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears, hotel accommodations in Nairobi before and after the trek, international flights, visas to Kenya, items of a personal nature, any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary


  • See the two most scenic routes of Mount Kenya.
  • Ascend the dry side of the Mountain, offering excellent walking routes.
  • Climb through the forest and experience the beauty of nature.
  • Discover Mackinders Valley with its magnificent panoramic views towards the main peaks.

Trip Info

This five-day Mount Kenya trek combines the two most scenic routes of the area. Ascent is on the dry side of the mountain, offering some of the finest walking. Climb up through the forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunkhouse facilities are the best available on this side of the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hours, 9 kilometers, 860 meter ascent.
Leave Nairobi at 8:00 a.m for travel to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hour, 2440 meters. From the gate, follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hours. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300 meters, for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7 hours, 14 kilometers, 900 meter ascent
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right, contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200 meters.

Day 3: Shipton Camp
Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut and down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hours, 14 kilometers, 785 meter ascent
Leave at 3:00 a.m, up a steep stone quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing arriving at Point Lenana around 6:30 a.m, taking about 3 hours. After sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2 hours, for breakfast and further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950 meters, for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi Descent 2 hours, 15 kilometers to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

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Spot Kenya Safaris

Spot Kenya Safaris is a tour operator with more than 15 years safari experience and is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators [bonded KATO]. Our mission is to promote tours and safari services for both budget and luxury safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda to our clients all over the world.

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