Here is your trekking packing list

Climbing Equipments

  • Day pack /Pack cover

  • Sleeping bag comfortable to 15°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)

  • Waterproof hiking boots

  • LED headlamp with extra batteries

  • Trekking poles

  • Heavy-duty duffel bag (95 liters; no wheels or rigid handle

Personal Items (Optional)

  • Water bottles + hydration reservoir

  • Watch with alarm/Ear plugs

  • Camera  with spare battery & memory card

  • Insect repellent

  • Pocket knife or multi-tool

  • Personal first-aid kit

  • Journal/Pen/Book

  • Small binoculars

  • Cash /credit card (Tipping & park entrance fees)

  • Cell phone in waterproof case

  • Large garbage bags to keep items dry (5; optional; white recommended)


  • Toothbrush/Tooth paste (travel size)

  • Toilet paper

  • Personal wipes

  • Women’s hygiene items

  • Pee bottle

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)

  • Lip balm (SPF 30 or higher)

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Deodorant

  • Dental floss

  • Razor and shaving cream

  • Skin lotion

  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • Prescription medications; medications for traveler’s diarrhea, altitude sickness, malaria

Mt Kenya climbing routes/Itineraries

There are three main routes which penetrate the forest and moorland, the routes are ;-Naromoru, Sirimon & Chogoria routes. Each route has something different to offer.

Naromoru route - The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it's the most popular route compared to Chogoria routes.

Chogoria route - The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain. The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Sirimon route - The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellow-wood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.


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