Mount Kenya, 9 Day Guided Ascent

Denis, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, wants to lead you to the summit of Mount Kenya, the peak where the country got its name, on this 9 day adventure.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

You know a mountain is special when a country is named after it, and in the case of Mount Kenya, that is exactly what happened!

Mount Kenya is actually made up of several peaks, all of which you will get to stand on top of. Those peaks include Batian (5,199m), Nelion (5,188m), and Point Lenana (4,985m). Each one of those summits offers a truly spectacular view of the vast Kenyan landscape below. Mount Kenya is also the second highest mountain in the entire continent of Africa. Only the mythical Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) is higher!

As a result of this slumbering volcano’s immense size, the ascent will be gradual. Thus why the trip takes 9 days.

However, with a prolonged travel time, you will get to enjoy a prolonged experience in one of the most beautiful mountains in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. This adventure will consist of a variety of travel methods. You will get to travel by jeep, hike on long, wild trails, where the presence of wildlife is not to be unexpected, and enjoy some real rock climbing. And at the end of each day, we will rest in a comfortable hut. There is also the added bonus of spending a day and night in the lovely village of Nanyuki as well.

This incredible journey can be challenging, so you should be an experienced mountaineer. Also, it is important you are in good physical condition because some of the days can be very physically taxing.

Climbing Mount Kenya is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The views you will receive from the mountain’s different peaks, and the feeling you will experience when enjoying those views is something that I can’t put into words. In order to find you out for yourself, you’ll just have to send me a request.

Would you like to climb another majestic mountain in a far away land? If so, join me on this 8 day ascent of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains of Russia.


Price per person

 
1 Person
5600 USD

Group of 2
4000 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 The price includes the guiding fee, permits, cook and kitchen staff, transfers to and from Nairobi to the Mount Kenya park gate, food and 1 night in a hotel in the Nanyuki village. The price does not include airfare, drinks or personal equipment.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi - Transfer to village of Nanyuki - overnight stay in hotel

  • Day 2: Transfer to national park gate - 3 hour trek to the first camp, Meteo station - overnight stay in hut

  • Day 3: Full day trek to next camp, Mackinders Camp - overnight stay in hut

  • Day 4: Half day trek to Austrian hut, where we will spend the night

  • Day 5: Ascent Lenana peak (4,985m) for acclimatization - return to Austrian hut for the night.

  • Day 6: Climb to Nelion (5,188m) and Batian (5,199m) - descend back to Austrian hut for the night

  • Day 7: Descent to Meteo station - overnight stay in hut

  • Day 8: Extra day in case of bad weather conditions

  • Day 9: Descent to park gate - transfer to airport - fly home

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Nairobi, where you will take a transfer to the village of Nanyuki.
Accommodation

A hotel in Nanyuki and huts during the Mount Kenya climb.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am IFMGA-certified and have been working as a mountain guide since 2007 in different mountain regions all over the world. I did several expeditions in remote regions such as Karakoram in Pakistan, Himalaya in India and Nepal, Patagonia etc.
I guide my clients on trips that range from easy mountaineering and hiking to technical climbing, high altitude alpinism and ice and rock climbing.
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover Russia, Georgia or any other parts of the world, walking, mountaineering, climbing or skiing. It will be my pleasure to guide you and assist you in the mountaineering objective you want to reach.

 
 
FROM 4000 USD per person
 

 

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