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Mt Kenya at 5,199m above sea level is the second highest mountain in African continent after Kilimanjaro. Now with the newly paved roads through the mountain forest along all the main entrances to first camps, Mt Kenya is now accessible fastest in a duration of 3 days 2 nights to point Lenana and back. Though this being the case, DO NOT under estimate its high altitude risks!
This program is suitable for everyone who is limited of time, marathoners, or a personal physical challenge but not ideal to less fit, first time hikers or technical climbers. Below its a sample of the itinerary ascending via Sirimon route and down the same starting from Nairobi.
PRICES PER PERSON SHARING, MINIMUM 2
No of persons Kenyan Citizens/Residents Non Residents
2 pax Ksh 32,350 $ 495
4 pax Ksh 30,450 $ 450
6 pax + Ksh 27,500 $ 405
Leave Nairobi in the morning driving towards the north side of Kenya reaching Nanyuki town for lunch. Meet your climbing crew (porters) at this town. Afterwards proceed driving to Mount Kenya Sirimon gate at 2,650m, check in the park entrance and start trekking to Old Moses camp taking 3 hours. While on this hike you will experience crossing the equator line on foot and high chances of spotting wildlife. Dinner and Overnight at Old Moses Camp.
Altitude gain from Nairobi; 1,500m.
Hiking Distance; 9km.
After taking some early breakfast, start trekking to Shiptons camp crossing Ontulili, Likii and Mackinders valleys reaching to the camp in 6-7 hours. Lunch would have been packed for you. Dinner and Overnight at Shiptons camp.
Altitude gain; 900m.
Hiking Distance; 14km.
Wake up at 0200 hours, have a simple breakfast and start trekking to the summit in the dark to catch up with sunrise on time. From Shiptons camp to the summit takes 3 hours. While on the summit, you will be rewarded with magnificent views and beautiful African sunrise. On a clear day, Mt Kilimanjaro is visible at a far distance. After taking some photos, head back to Shiptons camp for full breakfast and short rest. Later commence hiking down along Mackinders valley all the way to Old Moses camp in 5-6 hours. Board on your waiting vehicle driving back to Nairobi or onward destination.
Altitude gain; 785m.
Altitude drop; 1,685m.
Ascent distance from Shiptons; 2.5km.
Descent distance to Old Moses; 16.5km.
END OF THE TRIP.