Beeadventure Safari

Timau Route Mount Kenya

Tour Details


Embark on a distinctive adventure to conquer the awe-inspiring peaks of Mount Kenya via the Timau Route with BeeAdventures Safari. The Timau Trail offers a less-trodden path to the summit, providing intrepid trekkers with a unique and authentic experience. Join us as we explore the highlights of this lesser-known route and unveil the hidden gems that make the Timau Route a must-try for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path Mount Kenya expedition.

Overview of Timau Route

The Timau Route is a less frequented trail that starts from the northern side of Mount Kenya. Beginning near the town of Timau, this route offers a tranquil and less crowded alternative for adventurers seeking a more secluded journey to the summit.

Key Highlights

Timau Trailhead: Commence your expedition from the charming town of Timau, known for its picturesque landscapes and warm hospitality.

Meet the experienced guides and support staff from BeeAdventures Safari who will lead you through this offbeat path.

Unique Flora and Fauna: Traverse through diverse ecosystems, including lush forests and open moorlands, showcasing unique plant and animal species.

Encounter the rich biodiversity that makes Mount Kenya a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Scenic Beauty of Nanyuki River Valley: Enjoy stunning views of the Nanyuki River Valley as you ascend through the lower slopes.

Capture the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and relish the serenity of this less-traveled route.

Mintos Hut: Reach Mintos Hut, a strategically located campsite that serves as a resting point before the final ascent.

Take in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks and glaciers while preparing for the summit push.

Summit Attempt: Conquer the summit through a challenging yet rewarding final ascent, reaching Point Lenana or other desired peaks.

Experience the thrill of standing atop Mount Kenya, taking in panoramic views of the African landscape.

Spectacular Descent: Descend via the Timau Route, enjoying the tranquility of this less-frequented trail.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mount Kenya’s northern slopes as you make your way back to Timau.

Essentials for the Climb: Appropriate Gear: Ensure you have the right gear for the varying altitudes, including warm clothing, waterproof equipment, and sturdy hiking boots.

Altitude Acclimatization:  Allow time for proper acclimatization to mitigate the effects of high altitude.

Physical Fitness: While the Timau Route is less crowded, it still requires a reasonable level of fitness to fully enjoy the journey.

Embarking on the Timau Route with BeeAdventures Safari promises a unique and authentic Mount Kenya experience. Traverse less-trodden paths, revel in the beauty of untouched landscapes, and summit one of Africa’s iconic peaks. Let BeeAdventures Safari guide you on this extraordinary journey, where the Timau Route becomes the gateway to unforgettable memories and unparalleled adventure.




Tour Highlights

Tour Itinerary


Tour Itinerary

  • Day 0: Nairobi Arrival and Welcome

    Arrive in Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya, where our team at Beeadventure Safari will warmly welcome you. Relax at your chosen accommodation and prepare for an exciting wildlife adventure ahead.


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    Day 1: Timau to Base Camp

    Embark on your 4-day Mount Kenya adventure by arriving in Timau and commencing the trek along the Timau Route. The trail may lead you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to expansive moorlands. As the day unfolds, you'll arrive at the Base Camp, a strategic point set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kenya. A hearty dinner awaits, and you'll spend the night at the Base Camp, surrounded by the serenity of the mountainous terrain.

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    Day 2: Acclimatization and High Camp

    The second day involves a morning acclimatization hike, preparing your body for the higher altitudes you'll encounter. As you continue the ascent, you'll reach the High Camp, a vantage point offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Here, you'll dine and rest, soaking in the beauty of the landscape illuminated by the changing hues of the setting sun.

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    Day 3: Summit Day - Lenana Peak (4,985 meters)

    Rise early on the third day for the highlight of your expedition – the summit day. With a pre-dawn start, you'll ascend to Lenana Peak, experiencing the awe-inspiring spectacle of a sunrise from this elevated vantage point. Upon reaching the summit, take a moment to celebrate your achievement and absorb the panoramic views. Descend to the High Camp for a well-deserved rest, where you'll share stories of your summit experience over dinner.

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    Day 4: Descent to Timau and Departure

    As your adventure culminates, descend from the High Camp to Timau, capturing final glimpses of Mount Kenya's majesty. Arriving in Timau by midday, you'll partake in a debriefing and celebratory conclusion to your expedition. In the afternoon, bid farewell to Timau as you depart, taking with you the memories of a remarkable 4-day journey through the Timau Route on Mount Kenya.



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