Mt Kenya Day Hike to Lake Ellis on 21st May 2022

by Monicah Wangari
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Lake Ellis is one the lakes on Mt Kenya. The trail that leads there is picturesque. We shall also see Nithi Falls from a distance. Be ready to enjoy what normally is a day one trek on Mt Kenya summit pursuit through the Chogoria route.


Leave NBI: 4 AM

Drive: 4 Hrs

Start Hike: 8:30 AM

Hiking Hours: 7-8 Hrs

Hike Distance: 18 Kms

Difficulty – Moderate

Elevation: 3,455 Mtrs

End: 5 PM



KES. 3,900/ –  


Pay via M-PESA buy goods till number 9096347

After payment kindly share the confirmation message with 0786609728.


*Included in the price;*


-Park fees

-Guide fees


-First aid

-500ml water



– National ID/Passport

– At least 2 litres water

– Snacks (light lunch, fruits, nuts, energy bar)

– Dress warm as the area tends to be cold.

– Carry gloves and any gear to cover your face incase it gets cold (marvin hat or winter hat and scarf or balaclava)

– Hiking boots a size bigger than your normal size.

– Hiking/gym wear (avoid jeans). Long sleeved top and bottom are advised.

– Change of clothes and open shoes for after the hike

– Sunglasses, sunscreen, sunhat

– Rain poncho

– Hiking pole (incase you don’t own one, let me know so I can carry one for you – I sell and rent poles)

*Remember to cut your toe nails short

*Do your shopping and packing the day before hike day

*Carry a pretty dress(es) ladies. For a shoot at the beautiful Lake if you fancy. Actually, I insist. Please carry a dress. The views there are to die for.



Bata shop, Hilton Hotel opposite Kencom at 4 AM.

Incase you live along Thika Road, inform me so we can pick you up on the way.


Incase of any enquiries feel free to reach out to me on +254 786 609728

Looking forward to seeing you there. Please share the below with hike enthusiasts.


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