Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route (6 days)

Escape the crowds on this remote and adventurous route to Point Lenana.

Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route (6 days)

The Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route route was pioneered during the colonial era and then abandoned for many years before being re-opened in the early 90s. Gane and Marshall are one of a small number of companies to offer this unique wilderness route.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi; transfer to Mt Kenya

    Your itinerary starts in Nairobi. We can arrange a night at Nairobi hotel before the start of the hotel if your flight schedule necessitates it.

  2. Day 2: Start of the Burguret Route to Giant Bamboo Camp

    Depart Mountain Rock Lodge after breakfast and drive to the trailhead at Gathiuru Forest Station. Today’s walk offers an easy start to the trek, with a 10km (approx. 4 hour) trek through dense bamboo forest to Giant Bamboo Camp at 2,600m.

  3. Day 3: To Highland Castle

    The luxuriant bamboo yields to enormous conifer trees and pencil cedar forest as we ascend to the hagenia rosewood zone at the edge of the moorlands, where we stop for lunch.

  4. Day 4: To Shipton’s Camp

    Expect spectacular views of the jagged volcanic peaks and shimmering glaciers that tower above us as we trek around the summit circuit.

  5. Day 5: Summit Climb (4985m) – Nithi Camp

    After the wilderness experience comes the highlight of the Mount Kenya trek: the stiff but exhilarating scramble by starlight to Point Lenana, “the trekkers’ summit”. We set off from camp at 4am, while it is still dark: head torches and warm clothing are essential!

  6. Day 6: To the Chogoria Gate & Transfer Out

    Descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rainforest to meet with our driver and vehicle for the return journey to Nairobi, usually arriving mid to late afternoon.

Price guide

Private climb rate based on a group size of 2. For larger groups, or solo climb rates, please see rates chart.

6 days from £1287pp


6 days from £1287pp

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