• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec

Description

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.

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

Price per person

1 Person5600USD
Group of 24000USD

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.

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.