Trek Mt. Kenya! The Chogoria route is our recommendation, and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the trekking summit of Mt. Kenya, Point Lenana, 16,451′. Also the driest route up the mountain, plus the walk beside the Gorges Valley is truly spectacular. The descent by the Sirimon route takes us through beautiful forests, and completes the traverse of the mountain. Mt. Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya, the second-highest in Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Strenuous

TRIP LENGTH: 8 days/7 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 8 – 14

TRIP COST: From

Double Occupancy

From $ 3,805

per person

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quiet route and secluded camps
  • Climb Point Lenana (16,451′), the highest trekking peak on Mt. Kenya
  • Visit the Equator Line (0 degrees)

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Kenya, Africa

  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • A World Wide Trekking representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Nairobi
  • Overnight: EKA Hotel
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Giraffe Center | Chogoria Town

  • Morning brief and final gear check with your guide
  • Depart Nairobi and visit the Giraffe Center
  • Take a scenic drive through the rich lands of Mt. Kenya where tea farming and pineapple orchards are evident
  • Arrive to the lodge for the night
  • Overnight: Lowlands Hotel & Spa
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Mt. Kenya Banda's Campsite (9,570')

  • Morning transfer to the Mt. Kenya National Park and Reserve Trailhead
  • Drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we will start our trek
  • Overnight: Mt. Kenya Banda’s Campsite
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Lake Ellis Campsite

  • Trek along Lake Ellis
  • Enjoy scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table
  • We will be well away from the crowds during our night and have a peaceful night in our secluded camp
  • Overnight: Lake Ellis Campsite
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Minto's Camp

  • While trekking, take in breathtaking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorland
  • After reaching camp for the night, you can have the opportunity to take a short walk to The Temp, which is well worth the effort
  • This 500′ cliff gets its name from the position trekkers are in as they peer over the edge. It makes them look as if they are praying.
  • Overnight: Mintos Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Summit Point Lenana (16,451')

  • Morning trek up to the Austrian Hut (15,840′) for a short break before making our final ascent to Point Lenana (16,451′).
  • After reaching the summit, take in the spectacular views.
  • Descend down to Shiptons Camp for the night
  • Overnight: Shiptons Camp (13,860′)
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Old Moses Camp to Nairobi Town

  • Following breakfast, descend to Old Moses Camp (10,890′)
  • After reaching camp, vehicle transfer back to Nairobi
  • We will have the opportunity to walk across the Equator Line (0 degrees) from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Arrive to the hotel and enjoy a hot shower and relaxation before dinner
  • Overnight: EKA Hotel
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Safari or International Departures

  • Enjoy breakfast before transfering to the airport for your international departures home.
  • If you are adding on a safari, you will transfer to the domestic airport to fly into the Maasai Mara to start your safari.
  • Meals included: B

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip consultation, trip details; including gear list
  • All transportation throughout
  • 3 nights at premium hotels, along with full service mountain camps during your trek
  • 4 nights accommodations in World Wide Trekking Mountain camps with 4 season tents
  • All meals as shown in itinerary
  • All National Park, camping fees and permits
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • World Wide Trekking Lead Guide(s) and local guides based on group size
  • Gratuities for service personnel during scheduled itinerary; dinners, drivers, etc.
  • Services of local English speaking guides throughout
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance and excursion fees described in the attached itinerary
  • Any necessary permits for trekking, national parks, etc.
  • Services of World Wide Trekking Operations Manager
  • Services of local crew, cook staff, tent manager & staff, servers, porters and additional staff

Not Included:

  • International airfare (origin > Kenya > origin)
  • Passport and visa (if applicable)
  • Travel and evacuation insurance
  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of personal nature, laundry, wifi charges, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of World Wide Trekking’s control
  • Gratuities for local and western guides and crew

TRAVEL NOTES

Arrival and Departures:

All flights should be made through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) located in Kenya.

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing, although there are many flight options to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance to get more information.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with Redpoint Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

Transportation:

A World Wide Trekking representative will privately transport you from the airport to your lodge. During the trek, travel light while carrying just your daypack. Porters carry all other bags and equipment up and down the mountain.

Meals:

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. Rest assured that our full kitchen staff including chefs, dishwashers, and servers prepare hearty, western-style meals every day. Typical meals include breakfast complete with coffee and tea, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy all of your meals in our luxurious dining tents complete with tables, chairs, dinnerware, and solar lighting.

*Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs or food restrictions. We can accommodate any special diets. We are happy to help!

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified Professional Western Guide(s) before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as a medical kit, Gamo Bag (hypobaric chamber) and satellite communicator.

Prior to the trip, we recommend you bring a prescription for Acetazolamide (Diamox) to aide in acclimatization and Malarone for malaria. In addition, we recommend visiting your International Local Clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, and MMR.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly with any questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

Our Team:

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. We provide medically certified, Professional Western guide(s) for all adventures of 8+ passengers as well as a plethora of local professionals to aid the group on the mountain including porters, a tent crew, chefs, servers, dishwashers, and toilet attendants. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.

Add-on Adventures:

Many guests prefer to arrive early or leave late so they can add another adventure into their vacation. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply. Below are some of our favorite and most popular add-on adventures.

Gratuities:

In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personal along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

We recommend exchanging a small amount of money at the airport as soon as you clear customs. We will offer additional exchange opportunities, but it is the most convenient at the airport. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals and gratuities.

*Credit cards are accepted at lodges for extra amenities.

Fitness & Nutrition Training:

We provide a complimentary 6-week extensive fitness and nutrition program to help our guests prepare for their journey ahead. The program is tailored specifically for our trips and includes virtual 1 on 1 coaching sessions with our Fitness and Nutrition Specialist.

Learn more here!