5 Days Mount Kenya Trek




DAY 1: Nairobi / Nanyuki

Your adventure will start at 10 am from your hotel in Nairobi. Together with your guide you will be heading from Nairobi to Nanyuki via public transport. At lunch time, you will arrive Nanyuki town, where you will enjoy a delicious meal. To acclimatize the afternoon will be spent in this area by walking along the equator line. You will enjoy your dinner and spend the last evening before the adventurer’s hike starts in a budget hotel in Nanyuki town.

DAY 2:  Old Moses

Your long awaited first hike will start today. After a warm breakfast, you will kick off and check-in at the Sirimon gate. Be ready for a 5 – 6 hours hike (9 kms) to Old Moses camp (3300 m), where you will relax as dinner will be served. On the way to your camp you will discover the first changes of vegetation.


DAY 3: Old Moses / Shipton Camp

Today you need your full power and agility to counter a 8 – 9 hours hike to Shipton’s camp (4200 m) through the adventurers and beautiful Likii North Valley (3900m). Climb out the North Valley into the Mackinders Valley with a great view of the main peaks and stopover for picnic lunch. Afterwards you need to focus for another 3 hours hike to Shipton`s camp. On arrival, you will take a cup of tea before you get served with dinner. In total, today you will have managed to hike 15km.


Day 4: Shipton Camp / Point Lenana / Chogoria

Very early in the morning at 3 am you will kick off to the highest peak Point Lenana (4985 m) and hike through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns. This is the most challenging bit of trekking Mount Kenya. You need a strong mind to reach to the summit. You will arrive summit Point Lenana at 6:30 am, which is the perfect time to watch the sunrise and to take pictures to capture the fascinating moment. Prepare yourself to descend down to Mintos Hut, where you will get served a full breakfast. Refreshed you will trek down to Chogoria Bandas for dinner and overnight.


Day 5: Chogoria / Nairobi

After your breakfast, you will kick off for a morning journey to Chogoria village. From Chogoria you will connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi.


Tour Price is inclusive of:

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English-speaking and trained guide, porter, cook
  • Transportation from Nairobi and back
  • Full board accommodation
  • Accommodation in tents or camps
  • Treated water on trek
  • 3 meals per day: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • All camping equipment (inclusive sleeping bag)
  • Start and finish Nairobi


Recommended packing list:

  • Backpack weight: max. 10 kg
  • Water bottles
  • Hiking boots
  • Synthetic hiking socks
  • 2 T-shirts, long underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Fleece or soft-shell jacket
  • Waterproof parker / down jacket
  • Fleece or shell gloves and winter hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Flash light / headlamp
  • Umbrella (in raining season)
  • Snacks like energy bars


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