Mt Kenya with Hell's Gate NP & Mt Longonot

Combine Mts Kenya and Longonot with a mobile camping safari in Hell's Gate National Park

Mt Kenya with Hell's Gate NP & Mt Longonot

The programme is our lengthiest Mt. Kenya climb. It packs in Hell’s Gate National Park and Mt Longonot, overlooking the Rift Valley Lakes, but still leaves time for acclimatisation and a chance to scramble to the remote outposts of Terere and Sendeo, before trekking to Point Lenana on the magnificent Mt. Kenya.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Hell’s Gate National Park

    Meet with your driver & guide after breakfast and begin your journey into the Great Rift Valley, stopping en route at various vantage points. With its steep escarpments, volcanic mountains and lakes, the Rift Valley is a scenically beautiful region.

  2. Day 2: Mt. Longonot

    We pack up camp after breakfast and drive to Mt. Longonot.

  3. Day 3: Start of the Sirimon Route up Mt. Kenya. To Old Moses Camp.

    Depart Mountain Rock Lodge after an early breakfast and drive to the Sirimon Park Gate (2,600m), crossing the equator en route.

  4. Day 4: To Shipton’s Camp

    Continue up the spectacular Liki and Mackinder Valleys. This is an area of sprawling moorlands and beautiful high altitude plants, such as giant groundsel and lobelias.

  5. Day 5: Acclimatisation trek: Shipton's – Hausberg Col (4,700m) & back

    In order to aid our acclimatisation, we have an extra night at Shipton's, from where it is possible to complete a series of short walks on the summit circuit.

  6. Day 6: To Lenana summit (4,985m) and down to Kenya Bandas.

    We rise early (approx. 3am) for the summit attempt. The trek to Point Lenana is up steep scree and a bare rocky track.

  7. Day 7: To Nairobi

    Descend on a broad track through Chogoria Forest to meet the vehicle for the drive to Nairobi, usually arriving in the afternoon.

Price guide

Private climb rate based on two climbers in a shared tent. For groups, or for solo climb rates, please refer to rates chart.

7 days from £2225pp


7 days from £2225pp

Family safari to Laikipia and the Masai Mara

Clare listened to my requirements and met them fully with the itinerary.


Reaching Uhuru Peak

The trip was very well organized and went smoothly. Our G&M group was much better briefed than others.