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5-day Mount Kenya climb to Point Lenana, the second highest mountain in Africa

Explore the amazing plant and animal life of Africa on this incredible trip to Point Lenana on Mount Kenya with one of our certified mountain guides.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Climb to Lenana Point on the second highest mountain in Africa.

  • Witness stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys and Savannah.

  • Explore the amazing wildlife of Africa on the way.

Description

Join us as we take you on a 5-day trip to Point Lenana (4,985m) on Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa.

A stratovolcano formed by layers of magma, Mount Kenya is definitely worth exploring.

Out of the three crests of this mountain giant, we’ll take you to Lenana Point which is easy to access both for expert climbers and newbies. In order to get to the higher points of Batian (5199m), Nelion (5,188m) specialized skills are required. However, the hike to Lenana Point is fairly simple and can be taken over by regular trekkers as well.

We’ll begin and end our journey in the capital city of Nairobi. There are three routes to climb Mount Kenya-Naromoru, Sirimon and Chogoria. And, of course, we will select the one depending upon your preference and skill level.

The trail initially takes us through thick bamboo trees and leads unto a moorland. You’ll get to see stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys and Savannah on the way and have an exceptional time.

And, we have also reserved one day for acclimatization at Shipton Camp, so you’ll have ample time to adjust.

Since we’ll be passing through woods, you might as well be lucky enough to spot the rich wildlife of Africa.  What a delight it will be to see elephants, lions, bison, panthers and many more animals in their natural home.

Ascending on a steep stone quarry, we’ll finally get to Lenana Point to see a spectacular sunrise, and thereafter descend via the same route to end this amazing trip.

Get in touch now to book your seat on this incredible journey to climb Mount Kenya in Africa. It will be worth it! Also, check out our page for some more interesting programs in Africa.

Accommodation

Hotel and Mountain huts/ tents

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transfer to Nairobi Hotel

We’ll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to La Maison Royale Hotel for overnight.

Incudes: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Nairobi/Sirimon/Old Moses Camp 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

We’ll begin at 7 am and drive for about 4 hours to get to Nanyuki town and halt there for lunch. Heading further, we’ll proceed to Sirimon Gate (2440m). From the gate, traversing dense forest which later becomes heath land after about 3½ hours, we’ll finally arrive at Old Moses Camp(3300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Old Moses Camp to Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, we’ll follow the track uphill to cross Ontulili River. Heading right, traversing the moorland, we’ll cross Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where we’ll see panoramic views. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, (4200m).

Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Shipton Camp –Acclimatisation day

We’ll spend the day acclimatizing. We’ll walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn) and head back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Shipton camp to Point Lenana to Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 11-12hrs, 32km, 785m ascent

Starting early at 3 am we’ll begin on the steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff to reach Lenana point (6km from Shipton Camp) by 6:30 am. Here, we’ll see an incredible sunrise. Thereafter, we’ll descend to Mintos hut (6km) for breakfast and walk for another 4-5 hrs further down to get to Mount Meru Bandas (2950m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chogoria Bandas to Chogoria to Nairobi

Descending for about 2hr through the forest, we’ll reach Chogoria Village from where your transfer vehicle will take you back to Nairobi.
Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at La Maison Royale Hotel for overnight.
Includes: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, we’ll drop you off to Jomo Kenyatta Airport.


About the guide

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We are a local Tanzanian owned tour operator specialized in adventure travel in the country. We arrange lodge and camping safaris in Tanzania as well as Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru climbs. Besides, we also take our guests on relaxing beach stays on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean on either Tanzania’s mainland or on one of the beautiful islands of Zanzibar, Mafia or Pemba. We are the true experts when it comes to Tanzania!

We offer a personalized experienced with the highest service quality to our clients, encouraging them to let us know their interests, wishes, travel style, budget and time available, to come up with the most suitable itinerary to their family or group.

We have a great team of carefully selected driver guides, well trained and experienced and with a vast knowledge of the wildlife and animal behavior as well as the local fauna and flora. Our Kilimanjaro guides are all KINAPA trained and licensed, and specifically chosen for their friendly personalities.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1495 each

Group of 2

USD 1392 each

Group of 3

USD 1238 each

Group of 4

USD 1238 each

Group of 5

USD 1217 each

Group of 6

USD 1217 each

Group of 7

USD 1196 each

Group of 8

USD 1196 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Clean, drinkable water during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• * A maximum of 10 people can go on this trip. Meals as per the itinerary. Price Excludes: Laundry, Sleeping Bags, Beverages/Drinks and Climbing gear.


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