Climbing Mt Kenya



General Information

The twin peaks of Batian and Nelion can only be climbed by serious trained climbers – a 700m rock face and the cold and altitude make this a hard task. The next peak – Point Lenana is accessible to hikers.

The route below has been designed for optimum time on the mountain to acclimatise, as well as getting away from the bulk of hikers. It is run as a camping trip – with all equipment supplied. Top quality mountain tents, thick mattresses, campstools, rain awning, good food, a cook, and qualified guides are supplied, as well as a porter for your pack. Groups are limited to 8 persons per guide.




Day 1 From Nairobi you will be transferred to Naro Moru River Lodge and then take a drive to Sirimon gate to commence your hike overnight in the forest below Judmaier camp. (H/B) – Camping at 3050m.

Day 2 Today you will ascend the Sirimon track to Liki North Valley and camp overnight below the subsidiary peaks of Tereri and Sendeyo. (F/B) -Camping at 3960m.

Day 3 Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinder Valley. This night you will camp at the head of the Mackinder Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion. (F/B) – Camping at 4267m.

Day 4 Alpine ascent of the third highest peak, Pt. Lenana. On route you will climb up the North face and then descend from Lenana down the Chogoria Route, to overnight near Mintos Hut or Lake Michaelson. (F/B) – Camping at 4985m.

Day 5 Descend from Mintos / Michaelson to Meru Mt Kenya Bandas to overnight here – cold beers, hot showers and fireplaces in the rooms!!! (F/B) – Camping at approximately 3000m.

Day 6 After breakfast you will depart for Nairobi arriving in there in the afternoon. Breakfast included.




DAY 1: Depart from Nairobi at 09:00 and proceed South towards the mountain. Cross the equator and arrive at Nanyuki Simbas Lodge in time for lunch. Relax and enjoy magnificent scenery of the Mt Kenya region. A complimentary walking tour to the equator is included.Overnight at Simbas Lodge

DAY 2: In the early morning on this day it may be possible to photograph the mountain in the best light. After breakfast we will drive to the gate then walk to the Meteorological Station. This is a very good day for acclimatization as we will be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000 ft. (9 kms 3-4 hours walk).

DAY 3: Hike up through the Teleki Valley to Mackinders Camp where there is a spectacular views of the main peaks.  Overnight Mackinders Camp. (14,000 ft.) (9kms 4-5 hours walk).

DAY 4: A pre- dawn attempt of point Lenana is made to ensure a successful summit bid and to try to reach the summit in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery. After climbing Pt. Lenana we return back to Mackinders Camp for breakfast and then proceed down to Met Station Lodge for overnight.(9 kms 3 to 4 hours walk)

DAY 5: After breakfast at Met Station Lodge, walk down to Park Gate to catch your transport back to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon.


Package Includes:

Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/Naro Moru-Nairobi

3 meals per day while trekking

4 days Mt. Kenya trek

3 nights accommodation while trekking

2 transfer from Nanyuki/Naro moru- park gate- return

All government park fees at Mt Kenya National park

English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters

Accomodation at Nanyuki Simbas lodge D/B/B

Mt Kenya T-shirt and Certificate.