Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano which originally rose an estimated 3 million years ago and last erupted an estimated 2.6 million years ago.

Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro, has three highest peaks.Batian Nelion and Lenana.

The highest peak on Mount Kenya is Batian standing at 5199m, the second highest peak is Nelion standing at (5188 m) and both these peaks are technical climbing peaks. Point Lenana is the third highest peak (4985m) and is the second highest trekking peak in Africa.

Standing at 4,985 metres Point Lenana is an achievable trekking peak for most people.The panoramic views of the volcanic peaks, wide valleys, gorges and surrounding savannah makes a climb on this mountain the perfect African trekking experience


Chogoria route is hands down the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. Being the driest route up the mountain, the walk besides the gorges valley is truly spectacular. This Trek passes through Lake Ellis and Lake Michaelson, two of the most iconic lakes on Mount Kenya.

If you love fishing, the two lakes provide a unique opportunity for you to perhaps catch the rainbow trout. You may also see some wildlife and birdlife along this route on high attitudes if you are lucky enough.


Our Hiking Tricks

  • Ski sticks will come in handy during the ascent to the summit.They also help priotect your knees when treading downhill.
  • Filling your bottle at night with hot water provides a comforting heat pad to slip in your bag or beneath your pillow
  • Powdered deink mix/sport’s mix helps with maintaining hydration(Tang,Gatorade,Lemonade)
  • Find a hiking pace you can keep all day
  • Don’t forget to pack some of your favorite snacks for a break on the trail.




Accomodation on the route is in two person tents or in huts.Choice of lodging is part your preference or part availability.Tents are also erected for you when you arrive although if you want them erected in a particular position it is worth taking charge.

It is also worth noting that huts are generally warmer than tents,however,please note that there may be other trekking parties besides yours in the shelter.



This is important as it helps you avois complications and enjoy your ascent.The Route is planned to optimize height gain although you may still get a headache or feel nauseous.In this case what you should do is hydrate(water) copiously and walk at a very slow pace.

You may also want to use Diamox (a drug) from your doctor which is well proven to help with acclimatization.This is taken as tablets for a few days before and then during your ascent.It is safe and has no side effects.

It is important to remember that one possible effect of attitude is light-headedness and irrational decisions.The danger here is a person who is not well insisting on continuing.Stay on the look out for each other closely.



Water is available at several points and should be purified before drinking.Inquire with your guide about the nearest water points.Wasrooms are available in the huts but not in the camps.Some camps have several and so its worth checking for the cleanest.If caught short during the trek,please find a spot as far as possible from the trail and water.Bury your faeces and paper


There is definitely no avoiding the steep ascents and high attitudes making robust physical fitness a prerequisite for any trip.You will want to consult your physician before undertaking this unforgettable adventure.



Menu’s for all climbs are specially prepared to provide a balanced diet.Our menu’s consists of fruits,vegetables,plenty of protein and carbohydrates.Our diets are specially selected and are easy to digest in high attitudes.

Dinner’s are typically a main course and a vegetable and salad.Chicken and fish are also served on some days.

Lunch on the trail consists of cold cuts and vegetables laid out on a table so you can make your own sandwich.Fresh hot soup is served after every meal.

Breakfast of your choice:Granola,fried eggs or French toast



Our cooks are specially trained and an experienced chefs.We carefully curate and constantly review our menus.

Our cooks are extremely vigilant as far as hygiene practices in the kitchen are concerned.Please note that your own supply of energy chocolate bars is recommended.


Tour Amenities

Car parking

Tour Plan

Nairobi-chogoria-Mt.Kenya Bandas (3000mts) Depart Nairobi at 7.30 hrs headed for chogoria.The drive will take you approximately 4-5hrs and you will arrive just in time for picnic lunch.At this point you can clearly see the beautiful landscape and take a walk to acclimatize through forest and bamboo zone.Dinner and overnight at the bandas.
Chogoria Bandas-Lake Ellis After breakfast you hike through Nithi waterfall to Lake Ellis.During this trek you catch spectacular views of rolling hills and even a glimpse of snow-capped peaks of Batian (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m) high above.In the afternoon you descend and walk back to your camp beside the lake for dinner and overnight.
Lake Ellis-Lake Michaelson camp(4000mts) Leave Lake Ellis camp after breakfast for a walk which will take you up along the ridge overlooking the Gorges valley and Later on in the day,Lake Michaelson comes into view.You will break for lunch overlooking the lake with a spectacular view,and then continue on a gentle traverse and descend to Lake Michaelson campsite.You can choose to rest in the afternoon or go for a wander around the lake.
Lake Michaelson(4100m)to Austrian Hut(4670m) Depart at around 9.00am for a beautiful day’s walk around the peaks.You will encounter many little tarns on your traverse.Arrive at the Austrian hut where you will have lunch.You can wander along the edge of the Lewis Glacier and investigate the ice-caves being formed as the glacier melts.
Austrian Hut(4670m) to Point Lenana(4985m) to Old Moses An early departure at 5.30am for a sunrise summit is the best way to experience this clib and enjoy the expansive views of the mountain side,valleys and country beyond-perhaps even the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro while sipping a Nice warm drink.The descent takes you down the southern side a long the sirimon route where you get to have brunch in the Mackinder’s valley.This is a fine walk down to Old Moses for pick-up.You will be back in Nairobi between 5 and 6 o’clock.

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