7-Day Mount Kenya Climbing Package – Timau Route

Day 1; Arrival, in Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. Escort you to your hotel in Nairobi. There you will have a climb briefing and spend the night.

Day 2; Nairobi to Timau

Leave Nairobi and head towards the market town of Timau, which is located on the side of Mount Kenya. Spend the night at a lodge to prepare yourself for the ascent that awaits you in the morning.

Day 3; Timau to First Cave

begin on your trek from the Timau gate. The tour involves a climb through evergreen forests and open grasslands until you reach the First Cave (3,300m) where you’ll set up camp for the night. This route, known as the Timau Route offers an less traveled experience lasting around 6 7 hours.

Day 4; First Cave to Kichichi Camp

Continue your trek through moorland landscapes while marveling at Mount Kenyas plant life. After 6 7 hours of hiking you’ll arrive at Kichichi Camp (3,750m) nestled in a valley below Sendeyo and Tereres subsidiary peaks.

Day 5; Kichichi Camp to Lake Alice Camp

Ascent through an awe inspiring high altitude desert landscape as you make your way, towards Lake Alice Camp (4,000m).The tour that takes around 6 7 hours offers views of Lake Alice and the surrounding peaks.

Day 6; Start your day early for a hike to Point Lenana, which stands at a height of 4,985m.

Its the third highest peak, on Mount Kenya. After reaching the summit and witnessing a sunrise descend to Mintos Camp (4,200m) where you’ll have dinner and spend the night. The trek will take 10 11 hours.

Day 7; Begin your descent through the Chogoria route

until you reach the forest gate where your transfer vehicle awaits. From there you’ll drive back to Nairobi marking the end of your Mount Kenya adventure. If you have time before your tour you might want to explore the city or do some souvenir shopping.

It’s important to note that this climbing package is designed to strike a balance between challenge and acclimatization. However it’s crucial not to underestimate the difficulty as everyone acclimatizes differently. This climb is most suitable, for individuals who’re physically fit and have some trekking experience.