Mount Kenya Beginners Fitness Training Program

Ksh 49500.00

Course goals/objectives

  • 14 Weeks preparation hikes training
  • 6 hikes included in the cost 
  • Lakes circuit through the lakes

Mount Kenya Beginners Fitness Training Program

Our program has well-organized treks arranged for you. The goal is to help you improve your agility, endurance, and Altitude gain capacity before the climb. The program includes Fourteen (14) hiking preparation hikes. The hiking preparation trips for Mount Kenya start from easy intermediate to difficult.


Hiking preparation trips start with three beginner trips. Four (4) Intermediate hiking preparation trips follow. The last section of hiking preparation trips includes challenging trips. Importantly, trips to high-altitude trails in Kenya are excellent for building endurance and acclimatization connections.


Prep-Hikes Prior Experience and Fitness before the major climb is Key. The course requires a moderate fitness level. This training seeks to achieve endurance and acclimatization connection. The training starts with small treks and advances from moderate to challenging. The preparation hikes will enhance your training experience as you enjoy the bliss of mother nature. If you have any health conditions, talk to us before commencing the course.

The following are the Hiking preparation trips under the Mt Kenya Beginners fitness training program.


There are different trekking routes up and down Mount Kenya. For this fitness program, we've chosen the most scenic and spectacular of them all – the Chogoria route. This route will take you through Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson, Nithi Waterfalls, Mugi Hills, Giants Billiards Table Mountain, the Gate, Gorge Valley, The Temple, Hall Tarns, Point Lenana, and other features of Mt Kenya. We will climb for 4 Days and 3 Nights to allow the bodies to acclimatize and disharmonize properly.

Day 1: NAIROBI- CHOGORIA –LAKE ELLIS 9.8Km approx 4 hrs-6Hrs

Pick up in Nairobi in the early morning to depart to Chogoria Gate, Mount Kenya. Trek starts at Chogoria gate 2950M ASL, following the track through giant heather and forest through Chogoria Road Head, where the path drops to cross a stream to Nithi Falls. Here,, you will enjoy the magical roar of these Nithi falls, each drop gushing over the rocks. The views are amazing; the fall has a beautiful serenity pool at the bottom, with a clear veneer plunging down the mountain. Visit the Caves and The Gate Gorges as we exit the waterfall to the lunch point.


Proceed right to Mugi Hills, with magical views of Table Mountain, and descend to Lake Ellis, which will be our home for the Night. Nothing beats the feeling of spending a night just next to a lake and a night full of stars. This is already a special experience since only a few get to spend a night on this lake. Lake Ellis lies at 3470m ASL. The visit to the features mentioned above helps the body to acclimatize gradually,, thus climbing with ease.


Briefing and debriefing

Meal Plan; Lunch & Dinner  


Highlights of Day 1 Trek

    • 8 Km Trek from Chogoria Gate, Meru Bandas,, to Lake Ellis
    • 600 M ASL Altitude Gain from Chogoria Gate to Mugi Hill
    • 520 M ASL Altitude Gain from Chogoria Gate via Mugi Hill to Lake Ellis
    • Lunch to be served at Road Head Picnic area
    • Dinner and overnight at Lake Ellis

DAY 2: LAKE ELLIS TO MINTOS CAMP (4,200m, 12km) App 4 hrs-6Hrs

Early start after breakfast to again follow well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breathtaking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch will be served here before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our Night's rest.


The Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10-minute walk to visit Hall Tarns & the "Temple" is well worth the effort. This is a 150-meter vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying. After the walk, we will go back to the camp to relax,, ready for an early night to attempt the summit the next day.

Briefing and Debriefing


Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Highlights of Day 2 Trek

    • 12 Km Trek from Lake Ellis to Camp Mintos
    • 600 M ASL Altitude Gain from Lake Ellis to Camp Mintos
    • Lunch to be served at Lake Michaelson Viewpoint Picnic area
    • Dinner and overnight at Camp Mintos




The Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs,, hiking for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m). If we are lucky enough to arrive at Point Lenana on time and the weather is great,, we will enjoy a magical sunset sunrise. Here,, magical views wait. Take a moment to enjoy the views beyond the horizon and have a moment for yourself to reflect on how the journey has been before starting the journey to descend.


Breakfast to be served at Lake Michaelson. After breakfast, take a trek around Lake Michaelson and later visit the temple's cave. You will be thrilled by the formation of rocks. There is the possibility of fishing at Lake Michaelson later in the Afternoon if you have obtained the fishing license. How cool is that!


Dinner and overnight at Lake Michaelson


Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Highlights of Day 3 Trek

    • 8 Km Trek from Mintos Camp to Point Lenana
    • 800 M ASL Altitude Gain from Mintos Camp to Point Lenana
    • 8 Km descent Trek from Point Lenana to Lake Michaelson
    • Lunch is to be served at the eastern edge of Lake Michaelson
    • Dinner and overnight at Lake Michaelson




Breakfast, and start the journey to descend to the. Lunch will be served on the way,, and then we will proceed down to Chogoria gate, connecting with transport back to Nairobi.


Meal Plan; Breakfast & Lunch


Highlights of Day 4 Trek

    • 14 Km Trek from Lake Michaelson to Point Meru Bandas
    • Lunch to be served on the way
    • Travel back to Nairobi


Included in the Package

    • Transport to Mt Kenya and back to Nairobi
    • 6 Pre hikes are included in the total cost
    • Park Entry and camping fee
    • Guides & Porters Services of Skilled Cook
    • Accommodation (Tent & Camping Mattress)


Excluded in the price

    • Travel Insurance
    • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions above

Offers & Complimentary

    • Achievement Certificate
    • FREE Professional HD pictures during the climb
    • FREE HD Video of all the participants
    • FREE consultations on Gear and Equipment
    • Subsidized hikes to enable you to train accordingly

Payments are to be made in 4 Installment

Kshs 8000 deposit before the program commences confirming a slot. 

1. Pay Kshs 11500  – First installment

2. Pay Kshs 11500 – Second installment

3. Pay Kshs 11500 – Third installment

4. Pay Kshs 11500  – Last installment

Before beginning any exercise program, consult with your doctor to ensure that you are in proper health. Physical training contains inherent risks including, but not limited to, muscle strains, tears, and physical and bodily injury up to and including death. This training program is not meant to provide medical advice; you should obtain medical advice from your private health care practitioner.

If you are unable to assume these risks then you should not engage in this training program. No liability is assumed by Wild Springs Adventures, its owners, or employees and you train at your own risk. Wild Springs Adventures makes no warranty, express or implied, of any kind in connection with this training program.


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