Kenya Peaks Circuit on Mount Kenya
The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular. This trips allows 7 days with time to acclimatise and ascend the mountain in in safety (see our notes on High Altitude Hazards).
It also provides time to explore and see the most beautiful areas such as the Parklands based in the relative comfort of the Meru Bandas. The “Round the Peaks” circuit is justifiably a magnificent tour to complete offering ever new views of the summits, glaciers and tarns with their unique high altitude vegetation.
The descent by the Sirimon Route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.
Itinerary for Kenya Peaks Circuit
Pick up from Airport or Nairobi in the morning. Drive to Chogoria Village (3hrs), visit the market and have lunch in a restaurant before driving in a 4WD vehicle up the rough forest track to the Meru Mt Kenya Bandas 3000m.Short game-viewing walk in the Parklands in the afternoon.
Gentle walk to the Nithi Gates, explore the Nithi Falls and Gorge after lunch. 3300m
Walk up the ridge overlooking Gorges Valley to Hall Tarns campsite 4200m. This is a fine location with dramatic views to the summits and Lake Michaelson.
Follow beside the upper Gorges Valley to Square Tarn, continue via Top Hut to American Camp 4320m located on the highest meadow in Teleki Valley below the South Face of Mt Kenya Point Lenana can be climbed along the way – either from the north or from the south (Top Hut) depending on conditions.
Complete the “Round the Peaks Circuit” past several beautiful tarns to reach Shipton Camp, below the North Face of the mountain 4100m.
Descend the Sirimon Route to Judmeier Camp at the upper edge of the forest belt 3000m
Continue down the Sirimon Gate and waiting transport.Drive back to Nairobi (to hotel or Airport) with lunch
Prices for Round the Peaks Circuit
|1 person US$ 1445|
|2 persons US$ 1155|
|3 persons US$ 1085|
|4 persons US$ 1075|
|5 persons US$ 1070|
|6 persons US$ 1050|
|7 persons US$ 1020|
|8 persons US$ 1010|
To see what is included/not included in the cost and for Tipping guidelines please see check our PDF
General Information: Mount Kenya
For more information about: what to take on your trip, health and safety information and our packing lists.
Please note: We retail maps for Mt Kenya (main map and routes to summit on one side, information of the area, terrain, climate, vegetation, etc on the reverse). Please visit our BUY MAPS webpage for more details and costs.