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5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing

From US$ 950 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Ascending to the most rewarding sunrise at Point Lenana
  • Most authentic sceneries, beautiful vegetation, wildlife and birds
This 5 day trek will take you to one of the most beautiful sunrise points, Lelana at 4985 m on Mount Kenya.

The beautiful, snow capped peak of Mount Kenya is the second highest point in Africa at 5199m. It is a challenging and popular destination for trekkers and climbers. The main summit is called Batian and the second summit Nelion (5188m), both of which are technical climbs.

On this trip, we will be trekking up to the third peak, Lenana, at 4985m, which is more accessible and a very feasible goal for fit people. It is a perennial favourite, entirely feasible for the hill walker looking for a high mountain adventure in Africa.

Please refer to the itnierary for day-by-day activities.
Day 1 Nairobi to Old Moses 8 hours Sleeping huts

After an early morning pick up from your respective place at 07:30hrs, we proceed to Nanyuki Town which takes 3-4 hours.

On arrival we have a stop over in Nanyuki shopping mall Nakumatt to finalize the purchase of food and any other mountain gears.

There after we proceed to the Sirimon Gate, this normally takes not more than 1 hour. On arrival at the gate we will have lunch as we formalize the entry process and payments of the fees as required by the Kenya Wildlife Service {KWS} Park Authority.

After the process the walking start from the gate to the camp. It normally takes 2-3 hours to get to Old Moses which is about 3300m.

Dinner and overnight in the Old Moses Mountain Hut.

Day 2 Old Moses camp to Shipton camp 7-8 hours Sleeping huts

Wake up call at 0630hrs and you will be served with breakfast as well as hot coffee and tea depending with your preference. After the breakfast, prepare yourself and re-arrange the bag as we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley.

In this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks lie. Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundsels with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch along the valley on top of the cliff.

After lunch we will have 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just bellow the main peak of Batian and Nelion. It normally takes 7-8hrs to get to the Shipton Camp.

On arrival you will find your cup of hot coffee or tea is ready as our crew always goes ahead to make sure the services are provided always on time. After refreshments you can either have a short walk for acclimatizing and then descend to the Camp or just rest at the camp as you wait for the dinner to be served.

Dinner and overnight in Shipton Camp 4200m.

Day 3 Shipton camp 3-4 hours Sleeping huts

For better acclimatization you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks / day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg, gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4 Shipton - Lenana - Meru Bandas Sleeping huts

Leave at 3am up a steep stony scree that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving Mount Kenya point Lenana (4km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs.

After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut (3km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 17km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for the last dinner and overnight on Mount Kenya.

Dinner and overnight stay at Meru Bandas.

Day 5 Meru Bandas to Nairobi 6 hours

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet the vehicle where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

what’s included
  • Pick up from your Hotel or Airport
  • Drop off at the airport or your resident hotel
  • All park Fees
  • Camping fees
  • Professional English speaking Mountain Guide
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Bottled water (1 liter per day )
  • Professional mountain cook
  • Transfer to and from Mountain Gate
  • Local Government taxes
what’s excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personalized personal effects
  • Tips , Laundry and gratuities
  • International flights
  • Any Item not mentioned in the itinerary
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 20 participants 
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in NAIROBI, Kenya
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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Bushthorns Adventures / Product Category: Trekking
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