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6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing

Remarkable 6-day Mount Kenya Trekking Tour, beginning in Nairobi and journeying to Old Moses Camp (3,300m), where you’ll trek through the enchanting forest and rich vegetation. The adventure continues to Shipton Camp (4,236m) via the stunning Mackinder Valley, offering surreal landscapes and unique wildlife. A day of acclimatization follows, with hikes to Oblong and Hausberg tarns. On day four, ascend to Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) for more captivating views. Day five starts with an early summit attempt to Point Lenana (4,985m) for a breathtaking sunrise and a glimpse of Kilimanjaro. Descend to Mount Kenya Bandas for a relaxing evening. The journey concludes on day six with a descent through lush forests to meet your return transport to Nairobi, leaving you with lasting memories of this mountainous adventure.

Day 1: Nairobi- Nanyuki – Old Moses camp ( 3,300m) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 680m ascent.

After being picked up in Nairobi, you’ll be driven to Nanyuki town for lunch, crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2,660m). From the entrance, we’ll trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zones before reaching the high-altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp) for dinner and overnight.

The gentle trek takes 3 – 4 hrs, gaining an elevation of 680m.

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4,236m). 7 hrs, 14km,900m ascent

On this day, we’ll ascend the spectacular Mackinder Valley, passing strange giant groundsel and lobelia plants to emerge onto what looks like a set from Star Trek – Shipton’s Camp at 4,236m. There is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers, with its resident populations of bizarre rock hyrax and beautiful sunbirds.

Day 3: Full Day acclimatization.

For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns, gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4: Shipton Camp – Mackinders Camp (4,300m) 4 hrs, 7km, 300m ascent

From Shipton’s camp, the trail leads to Kami camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing west – southwest, the trail climbs up switchbacks in the fine snow before reaching Hausberg Col at 4,590m. We will descend into the upper Hausberg valley and rest at the oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat, we see the trail winding along with a beautiful series of rock ledges. We will descend to Mackinder’s camp for the night.

Day 5: Mackinders Camp – Point Lenana (4,985m) – Bandas. 11-12 hrs, 685m ascent, 2,080m descent.

An early 2:30 am start for an attempt to reach Point Lenana in time for sunrise. The climb takes 4 hrs, and to add to the exhilaration, Kilimanjaro is also visible on the horizon. Descend to Mintos hut for a full breakfast. After a short rest, descend further to Mt Kenya bandas through the gorges valley for dinner & overnight. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers, and a comfortable bed at the Bandas!

Day 6: Meru Bandas – Chogoria town – Nairobi. 2 hrs, 10km walk.

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rainforest to meet the vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi, usually arriving in the mid to late afternoon.


  • Return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya (private)
  • All Park fees.
  • All food while on the Mountain.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
  • All guiding services
  • Porter support for the climb.


  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porter (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
  • Beverages while not on the mountain

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