Mount Kenya Climbing

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5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing using Sirimoni Route - Mountain Hiking and climbing in Kenya

The Sirimoni Route ascends Mount Kenya from the North-Western side of the mountain. The Sirimoni route is a more scenic route as it is located on the drier side of mount Kenya hence offers more open spaces and views and good walking chances. You will climb through a mountane forest and through a wide ridge that directs to the summit region of the mountain. Sirimoni route is located on the Nowrthwest side of the mountain near the Nanyuki town.

Day 1: Nairobi - Nanyuki

The first day of your Mount Kenya Climbing safari will see you depart after breakfast from Nairobi to Nanyuki, a small town on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Full day acclimatizing at the base town of Nanyuki, dinner and overnight

Day 2: Sirimoni Route Mount Kenya Path/Passage

Leave Nanyuki and drive to the Sirimoni gate from here you will follow the track going uphill through the Mount Kenya forest opening up to heath land in 3 hrs of trekking. The track leads to Judmier camp at 3300m. Dinner and overnight at Judmier Camp.

Day 3: Sirimoni Route Mount Kenya Climbing - Depart Judmier camp and trek/hike/Climbing towards Shipton's Camp

Depart after breakfast for a 900m ascent following the track uphill and fork left at the juction. An hour from Judmier, the track will cross the Ontulili river. You will proceed along the contours on the right through the moorland and cross the Liki north. Proceed up the hill towards Mackinder's valley. There are breath taking views from the valley as it winds up to the summits. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Shipton's Camp which is 4200m.

Day 4: Sirimoni Route Mount Kenya Trekking Safari - Depart Shipton's Camp climbing towards Old Moses Camp and on to Point Lenana (Mount Kenya's Peak)

You will depart the Shipton's Camp at 3am pre-dawn and make an attempt at the peaks and through the steep rocky quarry which runs through a clearing on the cliff. You will arrive at point Lenana at 6:30am having walked for 3hrs. After seeing the sunrise, you will walk downwards to the Shipton's camp for your breakfast and descend lower to Old Moses/Judmaier camp for your dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Descend Mount Kenya to Nanyuki and Drive back to Nairobi

You will have your breakfast and descend through the mount Kenya rainforest for 2 hrs and catch your transport vehicle for your trip back to Nairobi.

End of Mount Kenya Trekking/Climbing/hiking

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5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing  Using Naro Moru Route - Mountain Kenya Hiking and Climbing in Kenya

The Naro Moru route ascends mount Kenya from the Western side. Mt. Kenya, The Naro Moru route makes Mount Kenya Climbing easy for the average person.

While using the Naro Moru route for Mount Kenya Climbing/hiking/trekking safari you will hear hundreds of sounds with singing birds and chirping crickets including.

Day 1: Nairobi - Naro Moru Route Mount Kenya Climbing Path

The first day of your Mount Kenya Climbing safari will see you depart after breakfast from Nairobi to Naro Moru, a small town on the slopes of Mount Kenya. You will spend the day at the base of Mount Kenya before your climbing mountain safari for acclimatization

Day 2: Naro Moru Route Mount Kenya Trail/Course

Drive to the Mount Kenya park gate at Naro Moru and make a hike of 9km within 4 hrs. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure while gradually acclimatizing. Dinner and over night at the met station hut about 3,000 m above sea level.

Day 3: Naro Moru Route Mount Kenya Road/ Hike

Hike up after breakfast up the Taleki valley getting to Mackinder's camp where you can see the main peaks clearly. This trek is about five hours. You will enjoy your meals and overnight at the Mackinder's hut at an altitude of 4,200m.

Day 4: Naro Moru Route Mt Kenya Track/Direction

You will start a pre-dawn climb to Point Lenana. Your chances to tackle the summit are increased when you start early and also avoid the bad weather from early afternoon. The Pt. Lenana is at 4,985m above sea level. You will later climb down to Mackinder's camp for dinner and overnight having successfully conquered your Mount Kenya mountain climbing adventure safari.

Day 5 Naro Moru Route Mt Kenya Way/Passage

Have breakfast and then descend to the met station and onwards to the Naro Moru park gate in about 4 hrs time. You will then drive to Naro Moru town for lunch and depart for Nairobi arriving late afternoon. This is the end of your Mt. Kenya Climbing vacation safari.

Cost will be provided on request and will go down depending on number of participants


Mount Kenya Climbing. Trekking, Hiking Safari cost will include:

  • 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.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate


Mountain Climbing Safari cost will exclude

  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks,
  • Accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary