Mount Kenya Climbing Safari

7 Days

Mount Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi. The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. Mount Kenya Climbing Safari stands at 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. Mt. Kenya is an important water tower in the country. It provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power.

Regardless of the route, no special equipment or previous experience is required to climb the Mount Kenya. The Naro Moru traverse is the most popular route for trekkers on Mount Kenya . It owes its popularity to the steady rate of ascent (up Sirimon) and the quick descent that is possible down Naro Moru route. Whilst it doesn’t cover all the features of this beautiful mountain the route itself is very scenic passing up the sweeping Mackinder’s Valley towards Shipton’s Camp and then descending through the notorious vertical bog and dense rainforest on the Naro Moru route. The route is just under 60km in total and involves an ascent (and descent) of 2,400m.

The Chogoria Route

Traverse is arguably the definitive Mount Kenya trek. Mount Kenya reaches an altitude of 5,199m, but the trekker’s peak at Point Lenana is at 4,985m. This traverse enters at the Sirimon Gate ascends up towards Point Lenana and then down the Chogoria route to the Chogoria Gate. The Sirimon-Chogoria traverse usually takes 5 or 6 days in total. The ascent is up the scenic and relatively easy Sirimon route – the most popular route up the mountain. The descent goes down Chogoria which is unarguably the most striking on the mountain, featuring incredible sheer sided gullies, tarns and waterfalls. The route is 60km in length and includes an ascent (and descent) of 2,400m.

The Sirimon Route

This route traverse is a more gradual trek to the summit, traversing areas of rich forest cover before emerging into the sprawling moorlands. This hike is usually rated as the easiest among the short trips and is quite popular with persons attempting to reach an altitude exceeding 4000m for the first time. It is a good choice for large trekking groups as it follows the same trail up and down, making it convenient for those who are unable to reach the summit to stay behind at lower camps to wait for the rest of the group to complete the trip then descend together. Unless preferred, camping is not necessary as there is a lodge and mountain huts are available throughout the trip however can be arranged if preferred.

We do not usually recommend the Timau route as it is seldom used nowadays, hence, facilities are scarce with very few marked paths and sparse tree covering on this side of the mountain, resulting in ascending mostly through wide open field.

Mount Kenya Climbing Safari has several small glaciers (although fast disappearing), so it’s cold year round. During the nights at higher altitudes, temperature can drop as low as 14 Fahrenheit (-10 Celsius). Typically the early mornings on the mountain are sunny and dry, and clouds often form by noon. It is possible to hike Mount Kenya throughout the year but it gets more difficult during the rainy seasons from mid-March to mid-June and October to mid-December.

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Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Relax, take a stroll, enjoy the sights and sounds. Get plenty of rest – tomorrow will be huge!

Dinner and overnight at Skynest Residences.

After. breakfast, you start the drive from Nairobi and drive past central part of Kenya Nanyuki, arrive in time for lunch.You will be accompanied by your mountain guide and spent the Afternoon acclimatising .

Dinner and overnight in the Camp.

After breakfast, drive to the Sirimon and begin your five hours hike to Old Moses Camp,3300 M above sea level.

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

After breakfast, walk from Old Moses camp via Mackinders valley to Shipton Camp (4200 M).

Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Wake up in the wee hours of the Morning around 2.30 hrs. ready to hike to Point Lenana ( 4985 M0. On a clear day, you will be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro to the South , Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east . After point Lenana, descend to Mintos ( 4250 M) for breakfast then proceed to Road Head for lunch and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at the Mintos Hut.

After breakfast, an early walk will take us to Chogoria for lunch then drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon having conquered Mt. Kenya.

Dinner at overnight at Boulevard Hotel.

It’s the final day in Kenya, Take advantage of the relaxed schedule and sleep in before breakfast is served. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Nairobi city as the sun rises at the horizon one last time and also if time allows be sure to grab any last minute souvenirs you may want and say one last goodbye to the new friends you made in Kenya before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

Kwa heri ya kuonana – (Good bye and see you again).


The Cost Includes

  • First aid kit.
  • Pulse oximeters.
  • Local tourist taxes.
  • Qualified Mountain guides and mountain crew.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Hut/camping fees and tents.
  • Salaries for Mountain Guides, Porters, Cooks, Waiter.
  • Boiled drinking water while trekking Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable.
  • Airport transfers to and fro from (JRO - Kilimanjaro International Airports).
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain.
  • Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide.
  • Two nights accommodation at Maura Apartment in Arusha (before and after. the climb) Tents foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and (Cutlery / Crockery) eating utensils.
  • All meals while trekking Mount Kenya as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner ).

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Emergency Oxygen.
  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips.
  • Tips and gratuities, which are optional.
  • Extra activities (waterfall tour, cultural village visit).
  • Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person.
  • Gear for your climb, some equipment is available for rent. See our rental price list.


How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.


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Mount Kenya Climbing Safari
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