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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.

Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot 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.


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

Meeting point

Nairobi, where you will take a transfer to the village of Nanyuki.




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

About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 5774 each

Group of 2

USD 4124 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• 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.

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