9-day ascent to Lenana Peak on Mount Kenya

Reach the summit of Lenana Peak, a side peak of Mount Kenya at 4985m, in this 9-day climbing adventure in Africa, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

East African Mountains

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    8400 EUR

    Group of 2
    4200 EUR

    Group of 3
    2800 EUR

    Group of 4
    2100 EUR

    Group of 5
    1900 EUR

    Group of 6
    1900 EUR

    Group of 7
    1800 EUR

    Group of 8
    1800 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Nairobi

      Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

      Night at a Hotel.

    • Day 2Nairobi – 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 3Old 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 4Shipton 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 5Mackinder’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 6Shipton 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 7Bandas 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 8Nairobi

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

    • Day 9Departure

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

     
     

    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.

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    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).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
    During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
    In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
    After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
    Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
    I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
    I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
    Contact with me and go together to your dream!
    Xavi

     
     

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