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  • Walking Adventure Safaris

    Interesting designed walking safaris in pristine and unspoilt terrain with our naturalist guide and local guides/morans(warriors). Read more

  • Mountain Climbing

    With a team of experienced Mountain crew we ensure that your mountain summit excursion is over an enjoyable endurance event.Read more

  • Mount Kenya Specialist

    A team of experienced mount kenya climbers consisting of Guides, Cooks and Porters. This are the people who ensure that you summitRead more

  • 4WD & Camping Gears

    Travel in comfort offroad with our Land Cruiser 4x4 vehicles which we hire at affordable rates. The fleet is well maintained ...Read more

  • Wildlife Safaris

    East Africa is the original capital of the safari. Endowed with many species of wildgame, birds etc. The destinations include: Masai Mara & Samburu among many others... Read more

  • Mountain Bike Safaris

    Our latest adventure expedition is the Low impact Cycling challenge that circumnavigates the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. This is a great active holiday product for cycling enthusiasts. Read more

  • Horseback Safaris

    Another of our very new and innovative programs. Horseback safaris take place around Mount Kenya and in the large wildlife rich Lakipia Ranches

Why choose us ?

Mountain Rock is a recognised brand in the Kenyan tourism scene. We have built a reputation for Mountain Climbing as well as adventure walking safaris...

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what we do ?

We are the No. 1 in operating Mount Kenya excursions and we own strategically located Mountain huts, lodge in Mount Kenya and tented camp in Masai Mara...

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking around Mount KenyaWe know organise exciting Mountain Cycling safari or challenges involving total circumnavigation of mountain along the forest and farmlands. The trip is for active holiday seekers ...

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7 - 8 Days Mount Kenya Treks

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7 days Sirimon - Naromoru 'slow paced' 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 6 days on mountain)

This itinerary uses one of the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provides valuable acclimatisation by having extra, but shorter walking days during the trek. On the way up you split the distance to the base of the peaks into 3 then skirt the high peaks in the anticlockwise direction. On the trek around the peaks you pass Hausberg col and Two-tarn and enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak then descend down the Teleki valley to connect the Naromoru summit trail.

 Global warming effects has taken a toll on the glaciers of Mount Kenya necessitating some non technical scrambling from Austrian Camp along the rocky ridge exposed by the retarding Lewis glacier.

 

See Detailed 7 Days Mt. Kenya - Sirimon - Naromoru Route - Slow Paced Crossover Itinerary

 


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7 days Sirimon -Chogoria 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 6 days on the mountain)

'Gradual Paced ascent' up Sirimon route, 'summit circuit trek' before summit & 'quick descent' down Chogoria route. The tripThis itinerary uses the gentlest ascent trail up Mount Kenya and is tailored to provides extremely effective acclimatisation by having extra but shorter walking days during the trek. On the way up you split the distance to the base of the peaks into 3 bits rather than the usual 2, then skirt the high peaks in the anticlockwise direction in 2 moderate bits completing the summit circuit trek with reasonable ease. On the trek around the peaks you pass Hausberg col 4,600m and enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak. Then descend down the Teleki valley and join the Naromoru summit trail and overnight at Mackinder's camp. An early morning hike on day 6 gets us to Point Lenana, 4,985m – the hikers summit then a quick descent on the Chogoria trail.

See Detailed 7 DAYS MT. KENYA SIRIMON TO CHOGORIA TREK. Option 1 Itinerary


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7 days Sirimon -Chogoria 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 6 days on the mountain)

'Moderate paced ascent' up Sirimon route, 'free day' before the summit & 'gradual pace descent' down Chogoria route.

 The trip: This route uses the gentlest ascent track on the mountain with additional acclimatisation day included at 4,200m - it's also one of the most scenic. Passing up through montane forest, bamboo and heather zones to glaciers, then down past spectacular chasms, jagged peaks and the glaciated "U" shaped valleys and waterfalls and lush rain forest. On the acclimatisation trek to Hausberg col 4,600m you enjoy splendid views of the rocky towers, tarns and suspended glaciers of the west face of Batian peak then have a free afternoon to relax before the strenuous summit attempt. An early morning hike on day 5 gets us to Point Lenana, 4,985m – the hikers summit then a slow paced descent on the Chogoria trail.  

 

Accommodation on this hike is 1 night comfortable hotel, 4 nights mountain huts and 1 night camping. Accommodation is 1 night comfortable hotel, 4 nights in mountain huts, 1 night of camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.

 

See Detailed 7 days Mount Kenya - Sirimon Chogoria Option 2 Itinerary


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7 days Burguret - Chogoria 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 6 days on the mountain)

A green route up to the peaks that is little known to Mt. Kenya trekkers

 This is the one route we take great pride in, having put it back to use ourselves after more than 30 years of disuse and neglect. The route was pioneered during colonial days and then abandoned for many years until it was re-opened by our guides in the early 90s. It provides a unique and completely natural mountain trekking experience. Up to Point Lenana then descent on the Chogoria route provides the most spectacular views and completes a traverse of the mountain.

Going up this route is quite challenging: rough underfoot going through bushy track more used by wild animals than humans, muddy when wet, no accommodation huts and with dense stands of giant bamboo and montane forest. So why are we so passionate about it? Well, it's for those who want a different experience away from the crowd and help releave pressure on the over utilised Naro-Moru and Sirimon routes.   

 

See Detailed 7 days Mt. Kenya, Burguret to Chogoria traverse Itinerary


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7 days Kamweti to Chogoria route 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 6 days on the mountain)

The journey up the adventurous Kamweti route commences at Castle Forest Lodge on the southern slopes 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. At Mackinder's camp 4,300m you might, for the first time, meet other trekkers since Kamweti route connects with the more commonly used trails at the Teleki Valley en-route to the hiker's summit (Lenana peak – 4,985m). On the average you will be walking for 5-7 hours per day. The crew will set our overnight camps in the wild campsites or in the neighborhood of available cabins located along our trail. 

See Detailed Kamweti Route Trekking Options Itinerary

Camping at The Giant Bamboo Camp
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8 days Burguret – Chogoria 'slow paced' 

(1st. Night at Base Hotel, 7 days on the mountain )

A special trek that traverses the two most natural and scenic routes, rich in unique mountain flora and fauna. The Burguret ascent trail is the least trodden trail making it an eco-trail that offers ambient atmosphere for nature enthusiasts who want to hike in unpolluted environments. Accommodation on this trail is chiefly in tents with options of using mountain huts at Shipton's and Chogoria gate.

See Detailed 8 days MOUNT KENYA via BURGURET/CHOGORIA wilderness route Itinerary

6 days Mt. Kenya - Burguret to Sirimon circuit.

The Burguret Route is a wilderness path that is little used.  Mountain Rock is proudly recognized as the company which revived treks on this route. We go upto Point Lenana, the hikers summit, via this nature trail then descend on the gradual Sirimon Route. Accommodation on the trek is camping throughout, in roomy mountain tents shared by two people. When camping on our trips you will not have to participate in camp chores.

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See Detailed Day by Day Itinerary below

 

Day 1: MOUNTAIN ROCK LODGE - 1950m

AM. Transfer to Mountain Rock lodge (200kms /3.5hrs). PM.  Acclimatisation nature hike. (2kms /3hrs).

 

D1 details: Drive from Nairobi northwards past farmlands to the base of Mount Kenya arriving at our lodge - Mountain Rock Lodge in time for lunch.  Mountain Rock Lodge is an old country hotel tucked away in the forest on the western slopes of Mt Kenya, where your acclimatisation begins in earnest. To acclimatise to the terrain and altitude we have a forest walk to the Mau Mau caves. Our naturalist guide will reveal the forest food recipes, herbal medicines and survival techniques of the Mau Mau freedom fighters. Alternatively you can choose other activity at the Lodge - horse riding, trout fishing, mountain biking and bird watching. After lunch, a culturally oriented walk through the local Kikuyu villages and farms. 

 

Day 2: GIANT BAMBOO CAMP – 2,600m.

AM. Transfer to Gathiuru Forest approx. 15kms / 1hr.

P.M Trek to Giant Bamboo camp 10kms / 4h). Ascent: +740m. 

 

D2 Details: Early breakfast, then briefing and equipment check drive to Gathiuru Forest Station (2000m). From here it is a long but thrilling walk through dense forest and towering bamboo to our own Giant Bamboo camp. In the forest there are many species of brightly coloured birds such as the scarlet winged turacos and different species of monkeys. Elephant and buffalo are also common sightings.

 

Day 3: HIGHLAND CASTLE – 3,700mTrek to Highland Castle, approx.10kms / 5-6h. Ascent: +1,100m.

 

D3 Details: The bamboo give way to enormous podocarpus and pencil cedar forest and as we climb higher we pass through the Hygenia or Hypercium zone also know as the rosewood zone (generally found at 2850-3000m). We spend the night close to the sheer lava cliffs of the "Highland Castle". 

 

Day 4: SHIPTON'S CAMP – 4,236mTrek to via Hausberg col (4,600m) to Shipton's Camp (approx. 10kms / 5-6h). Ascent: +900m.

 

D4 Details: Trek to the base of the high peaks then take summit circuit trail in the clockwise direction, with amazing views of the jagged volcanic peaks and glaciers. Our target is to get to Shipton's Mountain Hut/Camp located in the Mackinder's valley. From the camp we have a panoramic view of all the main peaks including Terere and Sendeyo two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Climbing high (Hausberg Col) and sleeping low (Shipton's) is excellent for acclimatisation.

 

At Point Lenana on Mount KenyaDay 5: SUMMIT – 4,985m / OLDMOSES CAMP – 3,340mTrek via Pt. Lenana to Oldmoses Camp. Approx. 20Kms/9hrs. Ascent: 749m to the summit / Descent: -1645m to Oldmoses Camp. 

 

D5 Details: Just before dawn we are woken by our guides and hot tea is served before we begin the last leg of our trek to the summit. The trek begins beneath the stars as we zigzag our way up a large scree slope guided only by torch light to reach Pt. Lenana. It's an exhilarating 3 hours from here to reach the hiker's summit, Pt Lenana (4985m) in time for the sunrise!. A further 2 hours down to Shipton's camp (4200m) for a hefty breakfast. Then down to OldMoses Camp 3340m. for overnight.

 

Day 6: MOUNTAIN ROCK LODGE / NAIROBI.Hike to Sirimon gate (2,600m).approx 10kms / 2h. Descent : -740m Transfer to Nairobi via Mountain Rock lodge. (Span, 230kms / 4-5h).

 

D6 Details: A short morning trek to Sirimon park gate (2600m) and connect with the vehicle for transfer back to Mountain Rock Lodge for a hot shower and lunch before the journey back to Nairobi.

 

 

 

 

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