There are 3 principal summit routes (and 4 lesser used routes), namely Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru. These can either stand alone, or together as variations with other routes. The fastest route and most direct to Point Lenana is the Naro Moru route.

Given the short number of days it is often a very popular route with groups. It is also a lot steeper than other routes and also has the famous 'vertical bog,' which is a steep section of mud and best traversed in gum boots. Because of its steepness, it has less acclimatisation chances. The route makes use of Met Station and McKinders Camp.


Day-1: Met Station (3050m)

Day-2: Mackinder's Camp 4200m

Day-3: Summit to Met Station (3050m)

Day-4: Naro Moru forest

Fast Facts

Altitude: 4985m

Best: May to October

Tour: From 3 Days

Huts and/ or Tents

Trek Grade: 2c (FP)

A combination of long days with steep paths, boulders and mountain scrambling. Glaciers and snow may be encountered at high altitude. There is no need for technical climbing. Medium risk of altitude sickness. Altitudes up to 6000m. Good cardio vascular fitness is needed with weight and circuit training and running. Lots of hill walking. Backpacks will weigh about 4-5kg and contain water, camera and essentials. Trek weight loss around 4kg. Fully Portered

Detailed Itinerary

Note that this route can be done in a minimum of three Days but it is not recommended.

This trek to Point Lenana is the shortest route, but also the steepest route.

Day-1: Met Station (3050m)

After an early morning breakfast, transfer from Nairobi to Naro Moru Park gate 2400m, where you will meet your trekking crew. We then trek up to 3050m, to Met Station for our overnight stay. (3-4 hours)

Day-2: Mackinder's Camp 4200m

Today, we trek through the Teleki valley towards Mackinders Camp 4200m for our overnight stop. About half way, we will come across a steep section known as the vertical bog, before finally reaching Mackinders camp after about 5-6 hours or trekking.

Day-3: Summit to Met Station (3050m)

Rising early, we will shuffle off into the morning at about 03h00to make our pre dawn attempt of Point Lenana 4985m. The view from the top is incredibly rewarding. The route will take us via two screed sections up to 4600m before the final ascent to Point Lenana. We descend through Teleki Valley for your overnight stop at the Met Station (6-7 hours)

Day-4: Naro Moru forest

Descend via the Naro Moru forest to connect with our transfer vehicle back to Nairobi after your Mt Kenya Trek.

End of services

What's Included

Price includes

Return Mt Kenya airport transfers
Three meals a day on trek except for last day of trek
All park entry fees
All porter, guide and cook fees
Mt Kenya permit for 4 days
Camping/Hut fees for Naro Moru
Tents if required
Sleeping mattresses if required for camping

Price Excludes

Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Bottled water
Meals other than those indicated
Visa's and vaccinations
International flights
Costs for giving up the expedition (no refunds applicable)

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Overview of Trekking Routes
 4 days trekking
 Scenic easier route
 Northern side so drier
 Starts from Sirimon Park Gate (2600m)
 Sleep in Tents/Huts
 Long open valleys
 Summit via Shipton's camp (4200m)
Sirimon Route
 From 4 days trekking
 Most beautiful route
 Longer approach route
 Starts at Chogoria Park Gate (2950m)
 Sleep in Tents/Huts
 Steep craggy peaks and views
 Summit via Shiptons Hut (4790m)
Chogoria Route
 4 days trekking
 Ascent via Sirimon and descend Naromoru
 Starts at Sirimon Park Gate (2600m)
 Sleep in Tents/Huts
 Steep vertical bog on descent
 Summit via Shiptons camp (4200m)
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 5-6 days trekking
 Very scenic route
 Slower ascent
 Starts at Sirimon Park Gate (2600m)
 Sleep in Tents/Huts
 Steep graggy views and lakes on descent
 Summit via Shiptons camp (4200m)
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