6 Days Mount Kenya Trek

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6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing – Route: Burguret down Chogoria

Embarking on a journey up the Burguret-Chogoria route of Mount Kenya is not for the faint of heart. This challenging trek will test your endurance and reward you with a true wilderness experience.

There are no huts along the way, and you’ll traverse dense stands of giant bamboo and montane forest.

Climbing up to Point Lenana and descending via the Chogoria route promises the most spectacular views and completes a traverse of the magnificent Mount Kenya

Your overnight stay at the Meru Mt. Kenya cabins promises warmth from log fires, soothing hot showers, and comfortable beds. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the possibility of encountering elephants and buffalo grazing outside the cabins, along with a diverse array of forest and moorland birds

Package Includes:

  • Transport
  • Food (3 Meals a Day)
  • Experienced Porter
  • Accommodation
  • Certified technical climbing guide
  • Experienced and Professional trekking guide
  • Experienced and Professional tour chef
  • All Park entry fees
  • Government taxes


  • Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses.


Day 1 Nairobi- Giant Bamboo Camp.

Depart Nairobi at 7:00 am and head to Nanyuki town. This will be a 3 hours’ drive.

Nanyuki town is the base for starting your hike on the northern route of the mountain. Upon arrival, you will get to meet the crew assigned to your trip and normally a double checking at the office to be sure you have what`s needed for the hike.

Afterward, embark on a drive to Gathiuru forest station, the starting point of your adventure.

Expect a challenging 4-hour ascent through dense stands of towering bamboo to reach Giant Bamboo Camp at 2,600 meters. Elephants and buffalo are frequently spotted in this area


Day 2: Giant Bamboo Camp- Highlands Castle.

Bid farewell to the bamboo forest as you enter enormous podocarpus and pencil cedar forest. Ascend to the Hagenia rosewood zone at the edge of the moorlands, where you’ll break for lunch Continue your journey through the extraordinary landscape of giant lobelia and groundsels.

Spend the night in close proximity to the sheer lava cliffs of the “Highland Castle” at 3,700 meters.

Today’s hike entails 5-6 hours of trekking with an ascent of 1,100 meters


Day 3: Highlands Castle- Shipton Camp

Revel in the spectacular scenery as jagged volcanic peaks and shimmering glaciers loom overhead.

Discover turquoise tarns nestled in the valleys, and watch eagles and buzzards soar in the equatorial skies.

On this day you will encounter fellow trekkers- the trekking for the day will be 5-6 hours.

Overnight at Shipton Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,200 meters


Day 4: Shipton Camp- Pt. Lenana- Hall Tarns

The climax, and in order to catch the spectacular sunrise at the summit, the hike to third highest peak here, Pt Lenana (4985m) will begin at around 0300hrs through the alpine zone and depending on the season snow can also be encountered. After braving the cold and the high altitude, you will be rewarded with memorable views once you reach the top, a sunrise experience that will stay with you long enough, on a lucky clear day Mt Kilimanjaro can also be seen far south. Here, you will also get a closer view of the main peaks, the Lewis glacier and a walk by the tarns and glacier lakes.

Descend for 2-3 hours to reach Hall Tarns at 4,300 meters, where breakfast awaits.

Spend the day here, resting and relaxing, at a campsite perched close to the top of a sheer 300-meter cliff overlooking the Gorges Valley.


Day 5: Hall Tarns- Chogoria Mt. Kenya Bandas

Embark on a gentle hike down a broad ridge, savoring magnificent views of the valley and snowy peaks. Marvel at waterfalls, tarns, and lava flows in the Gorges Valley.

Enjoy the comforts of the Meru Mt. Kenya cabins, offering log fires, hot showers, and comfortable beds.

Wildlife enthusiasts can anticipate elephants and buffalo grazing outside the cabins, and the opportunity to spot numerous forest and moorland birds in the evening.


Day 6: Chogoria Mt. Kenya Bandas- Nairobi.

After what will be a lifetime experience on the mountain and with our team, you will walk for about 8km to chogoria clearance for transport to chogoria town. The forest is dense on this side and stretches for about 22km and for both the hiking and driving part, you will start your day with a perfect nature experience.

Once in Chogoria town, it will be mission accomplished, a goodbye and hoping to see you again. You will be arriving in Nairobi late afternoon