Mount Kenya Ascent

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Climb Point Lenana (4985m), the highest trekking peak on Mt Kenya
  • Traverse Mount Kenya from East to West via the Chogoria and Sirimon routes
  • Ascend via the quieter and more dramatic Chogoria route
  • Delight in the beautiful alpine scenery and views
The "Mount Kenya Ascent" tour starts from and ends in Nairobi. The "Mount Kenya Ascent" tour is a trekking trip that takes 7 days taking you through Nairobi, Nairobi, Point Lenana, Lake Michaelson and 3 other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A challenging ascent of Kenya's highest peak. Mt Kenya is regarded as the most visually stunning of the ice-capped African peaks and is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including leopard, elephant and buffalo. The ascent is an exhilarating and diverse trek, arguably the finest trek in Kenya, with relatively few hikers compared to Kilimanjaro. Many would argue that Mount Kenya, whilst not being as high as Kili, is certainly the more enjoyable, interesting and dramatic of the two mountains. The Chogoria/Sirimon Route offers the best combination of alpine scenery and acclimatisation as we ascend via spectacular Lake Michaelson and Lake Ellis to the trekking peak of Kenya, at Point Lenana (4985m). Our traverse continues to the north where we descend the stunning Sirimon trail with dramatic views.
5 - Excellent
Based on 604 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 15 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“World Expeditions provide an excellent service with very supportive and knowledgeable support crew who go out of their way to help. Very professional and well organized.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Well-organised, great food, a wide variety of interesting accommodation, good exercise, and a brilliant knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 25 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“I've never left a country and tour with so much positive energy. Our guide Dilli was so patient, kind and friendly. He was also very attentive and professional when we showed signs of poor health. The route we took on the Annapurna trek took us through very interesting, different and beautiful terrains. We learnt and saw how locals lived and the Nepalese community are one of the most hospitable and friendly people. The trek can be difficult at times but very rewarding with beautiful scenery. We even managed to spot some wild monkeys on the way up. Overall I would definitely recommend this tour!”
  • Day 1 : Join Nairobi
  • Day 2 : Drive to Mt Kenya National Park
  • Day 3 : Ascend Mt Kenya via Lake Ellis (3500m)
  • Day 4 : Trek to Lake Michaelson (4000m)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Simba Tarn (4560m)
  • Day 6 : Ascend Point Lenana (4985m), descend via Mackinders Valley to Old Moses Camp (3400m)
  • Day 7 : Descend Sirimon Valley to gate and transfer to Nairobi
  • 1 night in 3 star hotel on a twinshare basis
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private return transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya
  • Experienced local guides, cook and camp crew
  • 5 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent (sleeping bag and mat not included)
  • Porters to carry personal and group equipment
  • Park entrance fees valued at US$300
  • International flights
  • arrival and departure transfers
  • Sleeping bags & sleeping mats
  • Restaurant meals in Nairobi and meals not mentioned in the itinerary as included.
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional transport or accommodation required due to any emergency situation. (This would be covered by an adequate insurance)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mount Kenya Ascent tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 December 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mount Kenya Ascent tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Mount Kenya Ascent tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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