Climbing to the Top of Kenya Trek

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Daily Tour 5 day
Hanoi, Vietnam Kenya

To stand atop a mountain, having walked and scrambled your way up, is an invigorating experience. To make it to one of the peaks of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, is an achievement indeed. This tour offers you a quick, challenging, yet manageable ascent up the former volcano.

From the lowlands of Mount Kenya National Park, you will make your way up the mountain and progress through the changing plant and animal life. From forested lands, up to sparse moorlands, with craggy, glacier carved valley towards the top, the diversity of what you will see during your time on Mount Kenya is breath-taking.

During your climb up the mountain you will be accompanied by your own dedicated trekking guide. They will be able to help you spot and identify the wide range of flora and fauna that’s native to the area. Also, you will be accompanied by porters who will take care of transporting your luggage and ensure that hot drinks and food are on hand upon your arrival and each camp.

This ascent can be made quickly over the four-day itinerary that we offer, however we do advise that you take a day to acclimatise to the increased altitude with an overnight stay in Nanyuki on the day of arrival. This is will attract an additional fee, please contact us for further information.

Included in your African safari hike is:

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour in designated huts
  • All meals and hot drinks during the tour
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Porters to carry your luggage
  • All applicable government taxes, levies, and park entrance fees
  • Personalized private service

Not included in your African safari hike is:

  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks


You will be taking part in a challenging and rewarding hike, and you will need specialist equipment. Here is a list of kit that you must make available for yourself:

  1. Sleeping bag – can be hired for KSH500 per day
  2. Hiking boots – can be hired for KSH200 per day
  3. Waterproof jackets and trousers – – can be hired for KSH200 per day
  4. Hand gloves – can be hired for KSH200 per day
  5. Warm clothing – can be hired for KSH200 per day
  6. 5 t-shirts minimum
  7. Additional sport shoes or sandals
  8. A warm fleece
  9. A hat
  10. A thermal suit
  11. Gaiters
  12. Hiking sticks

This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.

Display Rates In USD EUR GBP
High Season
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Mid Season
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
Low Season
April 01- June 15
2 peopleUS$ 625US$ 600US$ 575
4 peopleUS$ 585US$ 560US$ 550
6 peopleUS$ 585US$ 560US$ 550


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   All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 75% of the adult rates
  Children between 8 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult rate
  Children Below 7 years are NOT allowed
  Kindly request rates for 1 person, in own room or travelling alone!


Day 1 Mount Kenya by Road – Walk to Old Moses (215 km – 3 to 4 hours driving, 10km – 3 to 4 hrs walking)

At 07:30 am we will collect you from your hotel, residence, or direct from the airport and immediately take you north to the highlands where Mount Kenya lies. At the town of Nanyuki you will stop and your guide will ensure that all the supplies you need for your adventure are on hand.

Enter Mount Kenya National Park through the Sirimon gate, then take a moment to sit and each a picnic lunch ready to fortify you for the hike ahead. Once you’ve eaten your fill you will be taken to start your trek, which will cover 10 kilometres heading uphill. The walk is through the forested levels of the mountain and you will be able to drink in the cool air and stunning greenery all around as you move.

Overnight, you will stay at Old Moses camp, sitting squat in the rugged terrain at a height of 3,300 metres above sea level. The camp is quaint and basic, and here you will have dinner cooked and have chance to rest up, ready for a day of trekking and discovery that lies ahead. Included in the first night trekking up Mount Kenya is:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Lunch and dinner, no breakfast
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 2 Old Moses – Shipton Camp (13.5 km – 7 to 8 hours)

Breakfast is taken care of by your porters at the camp, fuelling you for a big day pushing high towards the Lenana Peak of this volcanic mountain. The morning’s walk will take your westwards through valleys and over ridges with plenty of challenge and amazing scenery to boot.

You’ll walk through Mackinder Valley, with its strange vegetation and scrublands as well as interesting native creatures such as the rock hyrax that scurries between rocks and boulders. Your guide will point out the interesting plants along the way, which include the ostrich plum lobelia and cabbage groundsel.

The end point of the day is Shipton camp, where your porters will have arrived early and readied warm drinks and food for your arrival. You’ll have arrived at an altitude of 4,200 metres during your climb and the glaciers and rocky outcrops that crown the mountain will now be in your eyeline. Rest up and sleep well, for tomorrow will be a long day.

The second day of your trekking adventure in Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation at mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 3 Shimpton Camp – Summit, to Old Moses Camp (18.5 km – 11.5 hours)

Watching the sun rise above the horizon on any morning can be spectacular, and to see if from high above the world on a peak of Mount Kenya is a special chance indeed. Wake at 2.30am and take a quick breakfast of tea and biscuits to see through the morning’s walk. At 3am you will start the climb to the top, over loose rocks and frozen scree, with glaciers around.

Lenana Peak welcomes you from your endeavours and will hopefully reward you with breath-taking views that can even include Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon on a clear day. Once you’ve reached the height of 4,985m it’s time to being your trek back down. Initially, you’ll return to Shipton camo to take in a fuller breakfast before setting out back down to Old Moses camp.

The descent should take around 5 hours, with the assistance of gravity and the feeling of accomplishment for having made it to the peak. You’ll camp out at Old Moses once again, with time to rest your feet and get a good dinner as reward for the day’s efforts.

The third day of your adventure trekking in Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation at mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 4 Old Moses – to Sirimon on Foot, to Nairobi by Road (10 km – 3 to 4 hrs walking, 215 km – 3 to 4 hours driving)

Your last camp breakfast will be prepared for you at Old Moses, readying you for one last hike to the finishing point of your tour. From the mountain hut you will begin to descend and revisit the forests and bamboo thickets that you passed through when going the other direction.

As you descend through altitudes you will get a fresh kick of energy as the oxygen returns to the air and the air becomes warm and brisk once more. Your walk will end as you arrive at the Sirimon Gate of Mount Kenya National Park, where you will be met by your driver.

Upon finished your full climb of Mount Kenya you will be driven through the Great African Rift Valley, through the picturesque countryside of Kenya, and arrive in Nairobi. Once in the city, you can request we take you to your hotel or residence, or even directly to the airport, depending on your onward plans. This final day of your trekking safari in Kenya includes:

  • No accommodation, this is the final day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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