Mt Kenya Day Hike - 1 Day

Mt-kenya-Hike-Sirimon-Gate

For guests with limited time in Kenya, this is a perfect way to experience the tallest mountain in Kenya with a single day trip. The trip can be done though either:

  1. Chogorai Route
    + 4.5hrs drive from Nairobi
    + Moderately Difficult
  2. Sirimon Route
    + 4hrs from Nairobi
    + Moderately Difficult
  3. or Kamweti Route, starting from Castle Forest Lodge
    + 2.5hrs from Nairobi)
    + Moderately Difficult

The choice of route would depend on ones physical fitness. The 3 routes are moderately difficult and a good physiclal fitness is required. These routes are at times used as pre-hikes for guests plannning to hike to the peak of the mountain.

+ Through Sirimon gate, can choose to either start from the gate to Old Moses Camp, a 9km walk though a tarmacked road or drive to Old Moses Camp and start the hike through to Likii North.
Old Moses Camp is a nice place to chill and relax with a quick get away from the city. Here you can Wow yourself with lots of bird watching and amazing view of the Mount Kenya valleys. You also Get a good view of the 2 Mt. Kenya peaks, Batian and Nelion. Old Moses Camp is usually the first stop for people who are trekking to the summit.

+ Through Chogoria Route, guest hike through the scenic Mackinder Valley

+ Through adventurous Kamweti Route, starting from Castle Forest Lodge on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, 4 hours guided hike through the natural forest to the Kamweti’s old forest station (2,650m). Elephant, buffalo and waterbuck are common here. The route leads you through an old elephats pathways though a dense rain and bamboo forest to the highlands swamps and moorlands of Mount kenya. The trail up is fairly challenging: rough underfoot, with dense montane forest, lush stands of giant bamboo, muddy when wet, no huts and a forest track more used by wild animals than humans.

We recommended guests to carry enough snacks and energy drinks for the hike.

+ Road trip through central Kenya.

+ Experience breath taking air of the country side and view of the local farms

+ Meet and interact with locals along the way

+ Purchase fresh vegetables, cereals & groceries along the way

+ Stop over at the Equator

Day 1
Mount Kenya National Park

+Leave Nairobi city at 0500hrs and drive towards Mt.Kenya (4hrs drive). You will have brief stopovers at both Nanyuki and Narumoru.

+Once at the gate you will start the Mt Kenya National Park day hike

+Enjoy a packed lunch at the picnic site and relax

+You will enjoy the view of the Mt Kenya National Park peaks from here, the best view you can get on any Mount Kenya.

+Then start the trek back down.

+We will start our journey back to Nairobi at 1700hrs

+Drop off guest at his/her Nairobi hotel or Morning pick up point.

The package is INCLUSIVE of

  • Return Transport to and from Nairobi
  • Park/Forest Entry and Guide fee
  • Professional Facilitation
  • Conservancy fee
  • Armed ranger/guide
  • Refill mineral drinking water
  • First aid services

The package is EXCLUSIVE of

  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Any other item not mentioned above

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts


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    All Year Departure

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    4*4 Landcruiser or Safari Van

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    Individuals or 2+ Passangers