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Climbing Mt Kenya On a Budget

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5 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Mt. Kenya
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 28

Climbing Mt Kenya On A Budget

Climbing Mt. Kenya on a budget is not only an adventure of a lifetime, but also a test of resourcefulness and determination. Many assume that embarking on such an endeavor requires a substantial amount of money, but with careful planning and smart choices, it is possible to conquer this magnificent peak without breaking the bank. Firstly, opt for a self-guided trek, which allows you to save on guide fees. Next, consider camping instead of staying in expensive mountain huts, as this not only reduces accommodation costs but also grants you the freedom to admire the breathtaking surroundings at your own pace. Additionally, bringing your own food and water significantly cuts down on expenses, and being prepared with lightweight and durable gear ensures you won’t have to spend on unnecessary rentals. By embracing an economical approach, climbing Mt. Kenya becomes an affordable adventure suited for those with a limited budget.

The Ultimate Adventure: Mount Kenya Climbing Safari

Mount Kenya Climbing Safari: A Journey to the Roof of Africa

Embarking on a Mount Kenya climbing safari is an awe-inspiring adventure that takes you to the breathtaking heights of Africa’s second tallest peak. As you weave through the rich tapestry of this diverse landscape, a world of extraordinary beauty unfolds before your eyes. The journey to the roof of Africa provides a unique opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally, while immersing in the profound natural wonders that surround you. With its rugged peaks, ancient glaciers, and lush valleys, Mount Kenya offers an unforgettable experience for all nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. So lace up your boots, embrace the spirit of exploration, and get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition that will forever leave a mark on your soul.

This magnificent mountain is not just a challenging feat for hikers, but also a treasure trove of diverse ecosystems and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you opt for the popular trekking routes or dare to conquer its challenging peaks, Mount Kenya trekking offers an unforgettable experience that combines adrenaline-pumping thrill with awe-inspiring natural beauty. As you ascend through lush forests, encounter unique wildlife, and navigate ice-carved valleys, this safari promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kenya’s majestic peaks.

5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing – Sirimon Route Itinerary


After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the Nanyuki Hotel for lunch. After lunch, proceed to the Sirimon Park gate (2600 m) for park entry fee formalities. Begin a 3–4-hour hike through the forest, ascending 700 m while bypassing the bamboo, rosewood, and heather zones en route to Old Moses Camp. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, and a plethora of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp (3300 m).


After an early breakfast, they commence a 6-7 hour trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test of individual endurance on the mountain as you cover a 900-meter ascent in 6-7 hours. The moorland walk takes you across hills and valleys in the sprawling moorlands, where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals, including giant grasses and lobelias and the mountain hyrax. Shiptons Camp (4200 m) for dinner and an overnight stay.


Departing at 0800hrs, ascend the Hausberg col (4700m), then descend steeply to Hausberg valley and Oblong tarns before making a further steep ascent, crossing huge boulders via Two Tarn on the way to Mackinder’s camp (4300m), which is located along the Naromoru route within the Teleki Valley. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m).


Leaving the camp at 0300 hours, you hike up the steep screen slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985 masl), the hikers’ summit. You will arrive in time to see the African Sun rise over the equator, reflecting its golden rays on the majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (4200 m) for breakfast, then relax for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Shipton’s Camp (4200 m).


Have an early breakfast before you descend to the Sirimon roadhead (2600 m) in 4-5 hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to the Nanyuki Hotel for a hot shower and lunch, then return to Nairobi.

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Excellent way to test your body fitness. The tour was so amazing.

April 16, 2023
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