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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.

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9 Days

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




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 includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

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.


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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Mountain 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.


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What people are saying about Denis



We loved our experience at Mt Elbrus with our Guide Denis. He was an awesome Guide very knowledgable and skilled. We would use him again. We were greatful for his translation as English was not spoken by many! Mt Elbrus was an amazing place. All lift passes and accommodation excellent. Food was really good. Training days on the mountain was a wonderful experience and my partner made it to the summit with Denis. Sadly I did not but will plan another trip to attempt it myself. I would recommend Denis to anyone wanting to climb Mt Elbrus. Great guy and Guide! Thank you for putting us in touch with him and helping arrange a well organised trip. Very happy customer experience all round!

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