6 days


Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breathtaking. It is a pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs, and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game, and unique montane and alpine vegetation.


Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: To Mt Kenya (3000m)

Day 3: Minto`s Camp (4200m)

Day 4: Judmiere Camp (3300m)

Day 5: Departure


  • Park Fees
  • Meals
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Return Transport to Nairobi
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Porter Fees
  • Mountaineering Gear
  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips or Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, )

Day by Day

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice in Arusha. Early arrivals can opt for the optional Nairobi Tour.

Journey: 20 mins

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Sentrum Boulevard Hotel Mid-range: Nairobi Safari Club Luxury: Fairmont The Norfolk

After pick up in Nairobi, we drive through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trek through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km up to the Mt Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas. (3000m)

Journey: 3hrs, 10km walk, 950m ascent.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Campsite

Today you commence early for a long trek on a wide track through the forest, with occasional sightings of elephant, bushbuck, buffalo and impala. Emerging from the forest, you walk through heather before crossing the Nithi River to reach the moorlands from where you can enjoy good views of the picturesque Gorges Valley, the Temple, lakes, mushroom rocks, billiards table, and the high peaks. Total walking time approx. 8 hours, picnic lunch en route.

Journey: 8-9 hrs., 17km, 1,400 ascent.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Campsite

Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about three hours up to point Lenana (4,985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there for the African sunrise. Descend Shipton`s camp for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Judmiere camp. (3,300m) The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp. Dinner and overnight at judmiere camp.

Journey: 11-12 hrs, 785m ascent, 24km walk, 1,685m descent

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Campsite

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to catch a vehicle for the return journey to Nanyuki for lunch. Later transfer back to Nairobi arriving by 1700hrs.

Note: This hike can be combined with a safari or beach holiday to Mombasa

Journey: 2 hrs, 24km walk, 1,685m descent

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Not included


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