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Climbing Mount Kenya – Routes, Itinerary, and More Info

Experience an Unforgettable Mount Kenya Hike with EquitorialStar

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the highest mountain in Kenya. It is an extinct volcano crowned with snow; a rare occurrence on the equator.

There are 11 glaciers near the top some include; Northey, Kraft, Darwin, Diamond and Lewis being the largest. Unfortunately, Mount Kenya glaciers are quickly disappearing and will be probably gone in the next 30 years, make a point to see them before they are no more. The highest peaks are Batian (5,199m), Nelion (5,188m) and point Lenana (4985m) though it has other subsidiary peaks; Point Piggot (4,957 m), Dutton (4,885 m), John (4,883 m), John Minor (4,875 m), Terere (4,714 m) and Sendeyo (4,704 m). Point Lenana is the most ascended peak since it does not need any technical skills.

Mount Kenya became a National Park in 1949 and …

Hiking Mount Kenya Through Chogoria Route – Nairobi to Lenana Peak

Tourist walking up a rocky trail during a Mount Kenya hike. The Chogoria trail leads to Lenana peak.

Climbing Mount Kenya through Chogoria route comes highly recommended due the breathtaking views like valleys the temple, harns, rivers, and water falls accommodation on this route are mainly camps. The descent down the Sirimon route is easy with a view of different vegetation and wildlife. There are huts for accommodation on this route though camping is allowed if one desires.

Chogoria Sirimon Route 5-day Climbing Mount Kenya Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi- Mount Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km.

A drive from Nairobi to Chogoria town for lunch after which …

See What Majestic Mount Kenya has to Offer with Sirimon Chogoria Route

A group of tourists hiking through mountain vegetation during a Mount Kenya hike trip in Kenya.

Climbing Mount Kenya through Sirimon and Chogoria combines the best scenery and accommodation in huts. It is a relatively gentle climb with enough challenge to keep it exciting. Sirimon on the northwest of Mount Kenya is dry making it pleasant to climb with huge trees and rocky landscape. The descent on the Chogoria route offers the most picturesque scenes like the temple, waterfalls, tarns and wildlife

5 Days Mount Kenya Hike Itinerary Through Sirimon Chogoria Route

Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon Gate- Old Moses Camp. (3,300m) 3-4 Hrs. 9Km …

Thrilling Mount Kenya 4-day hike - Chogoria Sirimon Route Itinerary

View of Mount Kenya from Chogoria Sirimon hiking route showing a mountain stream in the distance.

Climbing Mount Kenya through Chogoria is a hike safari combo with breathtaking sites like the gorges, loud and splashing Nithi falls, clean and sparkly rivers and springs, the Mugi hills perfect for bird watching and the magnificent lake Michaelson with the Temple above it.  The Chogoria route is less crowded hence perfect for couples and loners. The Sirimon route used for descending is not only easy and relaxing but has the perfect view of the giant groundsels and lobelia.

NOTE: though hiking Mount Kenya in 4 days is possible, we highly recommend …

Explore Mount Kenya with Our Sirimon Naromoru 4-Day Hike – Itinerary

Mountain grassland on Mount Kenya on a cloudy day. Mt Kenya has a wide variety of vegetation.

The Sirimon Naromoru route offers the best summit success rate for beginners.Cut across the dense forest, moorland and witness unique wildlife and vegetation.

Climbing Mount Kenya - Sirimon Naromoru Route Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi – Sirimon Park Gate -Old Moses Camp (3,300M)

We drive from Nairobi to the foot of the highest mountain in Kenya, Sirimon Park gate. After clearance at the gate, we commence our Mount Kenya hike through forest, bamboo and wide spread heather zone after which we get to Old Moses camp at 3,300m on a moorland …

Explore the Highest Mountain in Kenya – Sirimon 4-day Hike Itinerary

Mount Kenya hike guide on a bicycle stopping near a heard of grazing zebras on the Sirimon route

Climbing Mount Kenya via Sirimon route is the most popular hiking tour since it is gentle to climbers and is on the drier side of the mountain. This route makes it easy to access Mount Kenya most of the time. With beautiful scenery like the green lakes and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Accommodation on this route is in huts though camping is possible.
An overnight acclimatization for the Mount Kenya hike at the base in Nanyuki town is advisable and can be arranged for at an extra fee. …

The Fastest Route up the Highest Mountain in Kenya – Narumoru Route

Difficulty: Intermediate-advance

Duration: 4- 5 days

For people pressed on time and main aim is to get to the Mount Kenya peaks Naromoru is the fastest route. Though very steep and require levels of fitness and endurance. It has the best accommodations both huts and camping sites. It is less scenic, but you are likely to see bushbucks, Monkeys and sometimes Buffaloes or and Elephants while you hike through the bamboo forest

A close up shot of Mount Kenya peak showing the snow covering some parts of the peak on a cloudy day


Mt Kenya Trekking: Sirimon – Chogoria 4 Days

lake Michaelson from a far surrounded by high towering ledges and dikes in Mount Kenya Chogoria

This 4 days Mount Kenya package provides an adventurous and creative climb by combining two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya: Sirimon and Chogoria. The hike gives you a unique, and remarkably diverse trekking experience. The ascent starts from Sirimon coming off the west side of through the dry side of Mount Kenya. Hiking through the Sirimon route gives you great views of its giant trees and rocky terrain. The descent through the Chogoria path, on the other hand, is exactly different with its highland forests and lush bamboos.

The …

Climbing Mount Kenya 6 Days Chogoria Down Sirimon Route


Mount Kenya hike trail along Sirimon route with Giant Lobelias on slopes during a bright sunny day

Enjoy a magnificent Mount Kenya hike via the two most scenic routes in the second highest mountain in Africa: Chogoria and Sirimon routes. The chogoria route offers hikers scenic gentle hikes and a couple of thrilling steep ascents. The Sirimon route, on the other hand, is mainly made up of challenging yet engaging hikes that are sure to bring out the hiker in you.

This package combines both routes so as to give you the best of both passages. The combination of the two routes and six days of expedition …