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Mount Kenya Chogoria Route

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $895 USD per person
  • Duration

    5 days

  • Avg Distance

    80 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Contact guide

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    Transfer, accommodation, meals, all park entrance fees, local taxes, guide, porter, cook, climb certificate

  • Notes

    You will need to bring your own sleeping bag, climbing gear and personal enthusiasm


  • Mount Kenya is an ancient volcanic mountain.
  • Sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles can be seen on the trek around the peaks.
  • This is the most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain.


Trip Info

Mount Kenya is one of the world’s famous big mountains and Africa‚Äôs second highest mountain at 5,199 meters and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya climbing on the Sirimon-Chogoria route is the most rewarding and scenic experience. It offers a gradual ascent with an acclimatization option. Walk in rain forest and Afro-Alpine Mooreland at higher altitudes with huge giant lobelias around you.

The start of Mount Kenya climb from Sirimon is much more scenic than Naromoru. It is on the dry side of mountain, which offers some of the finest walking. We hike up from Sirimon Gate on Sirimon route up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. Trek on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunkhouse facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.
You get to see beautiful and scenic Mackinders Valley and the mountain tarns and acclimatize at Shipton’s Camp at 4,200 meters. Descent is via the most scenic Chogoria route with the beautiful Gorges Valley, Lake Michaelson, Lake Ellis and Nithi Falls. It is truly remarkable.

This trekking expedition has a 95% success rate to Point Lenana at 4,985 meters to reach in time for sunrise over Kenya.

Before you attempt the hike, please ensure you train with 12 km of walking along rough paths, uphill and downhill hiking. The conditions here may be in rain and wet conditions and there are often freezing temperatures at high altitudes.

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