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3 Days Mt Kenya Hike


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.


  • Summit in a short time
  • Doable on free weekends
  • End to end tour
  • This hike can be combined with other wildlife safari


No of Pax Sharing

Kenya Citizens/Residents

Non Residents

2 pax

Kes 34,750

$ 510

3 – 4 pax

Kes 31,450

$ 480

5+ pax

Kes 29,500

$ 465

Price Includes

  • Transport from Nairobi and back in private van.
  • Paying of all park and camping fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • 3 Meals a day whilst on the mountain and boiled water.
  • Accommodation in good mountain tents with sleeping mats where applicable.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts with mattresses where applicable.

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation prior the hike and after in Nairobi hotel.
  • Hiring of hiking gears like; Sleeping bags, Hiking boots etc
  • Health and travel Insurance
  • Personal snacks.
  • Additional days of stay.
  • Tips for Guides, Cook and Porters
  • Anything else not listed above

Day 1:Nairobi – Old Moses Camp (3,300m)

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.

Day 2 : Old Moses Camp – Shiptons Camp (4,200m).

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.

DAY 3:Shiptons – Summit (4,985m)– Old Moses Camp - Nairobi

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.

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