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5 Days Mt Kenya Lakes Expedition & Lenana Summit


This route on Mount Kenya is the most beautiful and rewarding for hikers interested in spectacular sceneries, landscapes and exotic flora and fauna. The trail takes you to beautiful spots like; Nithi waterfalls, Mugi hill, Urumandi hut and Lake Ellis and Michaelson. Trekking in 5 days 4 nights gives you ample time to acclimatize and local exploring around your campsites. On the last day, enjoy a hot shower, bonfire and a beer retreat at Mt Kenya lodge after an action-packed hiking. Here is a sample of itinerary starting from Nairobi and back.


No of Pax Sharing

Kenya Citizens/Residents

Non Residents

2 pax

Kes 58,000

$ 870

3-4 pax

Kes 52,000

$ 820

5+ pax

Kes 48,000

$ 770

Price Includes

  • Transport from Nairobi and back in private van.
  • Paying of all park and camping fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Guide, Porter's support and Cook services.
  • 3 Meals a day whilst on the mountain and boiled water.
  • Accommodation in good mountain tents with sleeping mats
  • 1 night accommodation in Mt Kenya lodge with hot shower and a bonfire.

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation prior the hike and after in Nairobi hotel.
  • Mountain hiking gears like; Sleeping bags, Hiking boots etc.
  • Health and travel Insurance
  • Personal snacks.
  • Tips for Guides, Cook and Porters
  • Beverages at Mt Kenya lodge.
  • Anything else not listed above.

Day 1:Nairobi – Chogoria Gate - Lake Ellis (3,450m).

Leave from your pick up hotel or residence early morning in Nairobi and drive via the great northern road passing rice plantations and eastern highlands arriving Chogoria town in 4 hours. It is from this town you will make your final snack shopping and meet the rest of your climbing crew (porters) and proceed with the driving through rain forest for about an hour to Chogoria Mt Kenya entry gate (2,950m).
Have lunch and check in the park and start your trekking. The trail takes you vast wilderness with high chances of spotting wildlife. Make a scenic pass at Mugi hill summit (3,600m) which will allow good acclamation continuing to Lake Ellis camp.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Approximate hiking time, 4 – 5 hours.
Altitude gain from Nairobi; 1,650m.

Day 2:Lake Ellis Campsite - Mintos Hut (4,300m)

After having breakfast, leave the camp trekking along a single trail through alpine and moorland vegetation. The trek between the two camps is a no water fetching zone, ensure that you have approx 3 litres of water to keep you going. Lunch will have been packed for you. In the afternoon local explore around the Camp to the Temple and the view of the Gorges valley.

Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Approximate 6-7 hours hiking.
Altitude gain; 850m.

Day 3:Mintos Hut - Lenana Summit (4,985m) - Lake Michaelson

Wake up at around 0200 hours, have a simple breakfast, gear up and start hiking in the dark on a relatively flat trail to steep and rocky scree surface reaching the Summit (4,985m) in 3 hours. While at this point you will enjoy a spectacular African sunrise with 360° views. On a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro is visible at a far distance. Take some photos and start descending down to Lake Michaelson for full breakfast, lunch and resting.

Spend your afternoon exploring around the lake and perhaps fishing.
Approximate hiking ascent, 3-3½ hours.
Approximate hiking descent; 4 hours.
Altitude gain; 685m, altitude drop; 1,185m.

Day 4:Lake Michaelson - Mt Kenya Lodge (2,950m)

After your breakfast, start the trekking up steep ridge looping over gorges valley. The trail winds down passing Road head campsite for lunch and making a pass through the scenic Chogoria water falls. Continue with the rest of the journey to Mt Kenya lodge for a shower, bonfire, dinner and of course a beer.

Approximate 6-7 hours of Trekking.
Altitude drop; 1,150m

Day 5:Mt Kenya lodge - Nairobi.

After the breakfast, leave the camp trekking down the main road passing through bamboo and rain forests with chances of spotting wildlife reaching Clearance point in 2 hours. Board your transport back to Nairobi or your onward destination.

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