Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route (5 days)

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

Mt Kenya Burguret Wilderness Route (5 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: Start of the Burguret Route to Giant Bamboo Camp

    Depart Nairobi early this morning and journey approx. 4 hours to the trailhead at Gathiuru Forest Station. Here you’ll meet with your crew, have a short briefing, and then begin your climb!

  2. Day 2: 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.

  3. Day 3: 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.

  4. Day 4: 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!

  5. Day 5: 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 two climbers in a shared tent. For groups, or for solo climb rates, please refer to rates chart.

5 days from £1715pp


5 days from £1715pp

Kenya Safari

Faultless. At all three camps the service was faultless and the staff leaned over backwards to help us.

Sandy Campbell

Eloise and Sam go right to the top on our Kilimanjaro Shira8 route

Thank you so much and I speak for both Sam and I when I say you guys couldn't have topped it - AWESOME

Eloise and Sam