4 Days / 3 Nights Mt Kenya Trekking Tour

Enjoy beautiful landscapes and panoramic views along the Sirimon Route on this 4-day trekking tour up Mt Kenya. You hike through open heather and moorland before descending into the picturesque Mackinder’s Valley. Arriving at Shipton’s Base Camp take in the stunning mountain panorama around you. A shorter but steep ascent passing Batian to your right gets you to Point Lenana at 4895m and the impressive views across the Mt Kenya massive will open up below you. You descend via the beautiful Chogoria Route with its gurgling streams and enchanting forest. Together with our experienced crew, you not only get to the top, but safely back down again.

Sirimon Route Mt Kenya


Day 1

Start: Nairobi (1800m) – Sirimon Park Gate (2660m)
Finish: Old Moses Camp (3300m)
Altitude: ↑ 1500m
Walking time: 4-5h

Day 2

Start: Old Moses Camp (3300m)
Finish: Shipton’s Camp (4200m)
Altitude: ↑ 900m
Walking time: 6-7h

Day 3

Start: Shipton’s Camp (4200m)
Finish: Point Lenana (4985m) – Mintos Camp (4200m) – Meru Bandas (3000m)
Altitude: ↑ 785m ↓ 1985m
Walking time: 12-14h

Day 4

Start: Meru Bandas (3000m)
Finish: Kilometre Kumi (2000m) – Nairobi (1800m)
Altitude: ↓ 1200m
Walking time: 1,5-2h


Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon Route
Tourcode: KE04MTKSIR
From: Nairobi
To: Nairobi
Min number to guarantee tour: N/A
Max number of participants: private climb
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 1,010 USD
Single Supplement: 120 USD


Day 1 | Nairobi (1800m) – Sirimon Park Gate (2660m) – Old Moses Camp (3300m)

Driving distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours
Altitude ↑1500m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

Your transfer driver will meet you at your hotel in Nairobi – once you have made it through the capital’s busy morning traffic, you leave the city behind and drive past tea and rice farms towards Nanyuki. Just after midday, you reach Sirimon Gate, where your trekking adventure begins. Hike along a good road through dense forest which transforms into heather and moorland, dotted with Protea and other flowers. If you’re lucky, you can spot zebras and antelopes along the way. About 3-4 hours into the climb, the route turns off right towards Old Moses Camp. Enjoy your first dinner and camping at 3300m.
Lunch | Dinner


Day 2 | Old Moses Camp (3300m) – Shipton’s Camp (4200m)

Altitude ↑900m; walking time approx. 6-7 hours

Mornings on the mountain start early and after a hearty breakfast, you leave camp to start the next leg of your climb. After about an hour’s hike through moorland, you reach the Ontulli river down in the valley. From here it’s an uphill hike into the Liki North area. Once at the top, enjoy the views and take a quick break before you descend again into Mackinder’s Valley. It’s a gentle 7km hike through this picturesque valley, dotted with different species of giant lobelia and traversed by clear mountain streams. When the weather permits, you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountain cliffs and peaks. After a total day’s hike of 14km, your well-deserved rest awaits at Shipton’s Camp, tucked underneath the towering peaks of Mt Kenya. You overnight on the campsite below the Shipton’s mountain hut and go to bed early to be fit and well-rested for the ascend to Point Lenana in the night.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 3 | Shipton’s Camp (4200m) – Point Lenana (4985m) – Mintos Camp (4200m) – Meru Bandas (3000m)

Altitude ↑785m, ↓1985m; walking time approx. 12-14 hours

After a short night, you wake up around 1am for tea and coffee and some light snacks. You’ve got a long and exciting day ahead of you. Together with your guide, you begin your ascent to the top at 2am. It’s a steep hike through the cold night, passing Batian on your right, before you reach Point Lenana at sunrise. A spectacular panoramic view across the Mt Kenya massif rewards you for the strenuous ascent. You might even see Mt Kilimanjaro if the weather is clear. It is now time to descend to Mintos Camp on the Chogoria Route for a hearty breakfast. Take a rest and catch your breath before you continue to Meru Bandas at the Chogoria Gate. After a total day’s hike of 17km, you will look forward to a tasty dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 4 | Meru Bandas (3000m) – Kilometre Kumi (2000m) – Nairobi (1800m)

Altitude ↓1200m; walking time approx. 1.5-2 hours

Enjoy a last breakfast on the mountain, before you head back down through dense bamboo forest, the memories of your summit success still fresh on your mind. Keep a look out for hyena, buffalo, and leopard paw prints on the road. After a gentle hike, you will be picked up by our transfer driver at the meeting point “Kilometre Kumi” and taken to Nairobi. You have the option to stop for lunch along the way (optional). You arrive back in the capital in the afternoon.



  • Mt Kenya trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • 3 nights‘ stay in mountain tents
  • Camping equipment
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Boiled drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the trek


  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities & personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance