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 trip starts and ends in Nairobi. The Mount Kenya Ascent trip is a trekking trip that takes 7 days taking you through Nairobi, Lake Michaelson, Nairobi, Point Lenana and 3 other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a guided small group trip 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.
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Based on 611 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Everest High Passes trek was just spectacular and the weather gods were very kind to us. I believe the grading was spot on with challenging, however it was a very rewarding trek. The World Expeditions support crew were exceptional in the day to day care of our group and if a problem came up they would fix it immediately. Wonderful crew! Highly recommend going with WE and taking the adventure of the EHP trek. Can't wait to return to try somewhere else in Nepal with WE.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“The trip was an incredible experience. The guides and crew of WE were all very professional and hard working. The food prepared was terrific. I had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend WE.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Great trip, particularly being on the backroads experiencing more of the local life. Equipment was in very good condition and staff and locals very friendly.”
  • 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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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

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 21 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2021, a deposit of 353 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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