• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    10 people
  • Mountain range
    East African Mountains
  • Best period
    Aug, Sep

Description

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. It is, indeed, the highest in Kenya.

Actually, it’s a massif with three different peaks. Batian at 5199 m, Nelion at 5188 m and Lenana Peak at 4985. This last one is slightly apart from the other summits.

Whereas climbing Batian and Nelion requires some technical expertise, reaching Lenana Peak summit does not involve any difficulties. Because of this, I recommend this peak for this trip.

This is a 9-day journey which involves trekking and climbing in one of the most wonderful destinations in Africa.

For further details regarding this unique adventure, you can find the complete program below.

In addition to this, you can extend this trip by mixing it with a 3-day safari in Masai Mara Reserve, one of the most spectacular natural spots in the continent.

Please get in touch with me if you want to experience this ascent to Lenana Peak on Mount Kenia. You will enjoy some breathtaking views from the summit! It will be my pleasure to guide you there.

By the way, you can take a look at other exciting climbing trips, like this one right to the top of Mount Elbrus.

Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi

Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Night at a Hotel.

Day 2

Nairobi – Old Moses Camp (3440 m)

Transfer during 3 hours by private transport to the entrance of Mount Kenya National Park at Sirimon Gate and trek to Old Moses Camp.

3 to 4 hours and 700 m.
Night in a Hut (E, D, S).

Day 3

Old Moses Camp – Shipton Camp (4236 m)

Walk up to the Ontulili river valley and the spectacular Mackinders valley, till Shipton camp.

Easy trek but with almost 1000 meters of height difference.

7 hours and 950 m.

Night in a Hut. (E, D, S).

Day 4

Shipton Camp – Mackinder’s Camp (4300 m)

For a better acclimatization, will make a turn to Mount Kenya massif in two days, crossing Husberg pass at 4591 m. We’ll walk near lake Nanyuki and Lake Two Trans, before descending to Mackinder’s camp at 4300 meters, at the south west side of the massif.

4 hours and 550m.

Night in a Hut. (E, D, S).

Day 5

Mackinder’s Camp – Lenana Peak (4985 m) – Shipton Camp (4236 m)

Walk up to the Austrian hut at 4800 m.

From here we will make the final ascent to Lenana Peak at 4985 m. This is the main summit we’ll reach during this trek to Mount Kenya.

From here we’ll descend to Shipton’s Camp.

6 hours and 700 m.

Night in a Hut. (E, D, S).

Day 6

Shipton Camp – Meru Mt Kenya Bandas Lodge

After breakfast we’ll walk up to Simba pass by the Chogoria route, and down to Tarns and the spectacular Gorges valley, till Bandas Lodge where you can enjoy a shower and a beer!

7 to 8 hours.

Night in a Hut. (E, D, S).

Day 7

Bandas Lodge – Chogoria – Nairobi

After a good breakfast we walk about 10 kilometers. Then a car picks us up and takes us to Nairobi.

2 hours of trekking and 3 hours by car.

Night in a Hotel. (E).

Day 8

Nairobi

Free day in Nairobi.
Night in a Hotel. (E)

Day 9

Departure

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and back home. (E)

Price per person

Group of 42100EUR
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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Other details

Meeting point

Nairobi.

Accommodation

- Hotel for 3 nights in Nairobi (3 stars, double room triple).
- Rest of the nights in tent or hut during the trekking. Full pension.

More info

Price also includes these items:
- First aid kit for high mountain with oximeter.
- Purchase of flight ticket.
- Entrances to Mount Kenya National Park.

- Optional safari to Masai Mara Reserve: 500€ (not included in the price).