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5 Days Nature tour itinerary for Mount Kenya & Nairobi: Climbing Kenya's Highest Mountain: Sirimon-Chogoria Route

Mount Kenya, Nairobi

Mountaineering Tour
Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Climbing Kenya

A scenic hiking trail

Mount Kenya-Kenya

Embark on the most scenic hiking trail to ascent to the Mount Kenya summit. With biodiversity, beauty and best sceneries ever to be found on any Mountain in Africa, the trek passes through a diverse range of vegetation and climate zones, from dense forest to tropical cactus plants to snow-covered peaks within a relatively short distance.

DAY 01

Nairobi -Sirimon - Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

  • Depart Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours.

  • Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hour, 2440m. 

  • From the gate, follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heath-land after about 3 hrs. 

  • About 3½ hours from the gate, the track veers right to Judmier Camp (3300m).

  • Dinner and overnight stay at camp.

Meals: L, D

DAY 02

Judmier Camp - Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

  • After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. 

  • After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. 

  • Go right, contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views of the valley towards the main peaks. 

  • Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m.

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 03

Shipton Camp

  • Spend the day acclimatizing.

  • Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). 

  • Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

DAY 04

Shiptons - Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent

  • Leave at 3:00 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns, arriving point Lenana at 6:30 am, taking about 3hrs. 

  • After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hours, for breakfast and further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight. 

Meals: B, L, D

DAY 05

Chogoria Bandas -Chogoria - Nairobi

  • Descend for 2 hours, 15km to forest clearance, to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village. 

  • Here, connect with transfer vehicle back to Nairobi. 

Meals: B & L

  • 725 USD Per Adult (* All inclusive Package)
  • Return transport from Nairobi to Mountain Kenya.

  • Accommodation in mountain huts or tents when camping.

  • Services of guide, cook and porters.

  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees.

  • All food - breakfasts, lunches (packed if necessary) and evening meals prepared by our own cook.

  • Travel and personal accident insurance.

  • Tips.

  • Extra Meals and drinks not included on the itinerary.

  • Personal hiking equipment-sleeping bags, boots, etc.

  • Items of personal nature and expenditure.

  • The tour can be arranged as a combination of a wildlife adventure package or a beach extension tour; either private or joining a group for trekking.

Mount Kenya, Nairobi

Mountaineering Tour
Nature Tour
Trekking Tour

Contributed By

Nicholas Ndegwa

starting from
USD 725
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

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