Departure city: , Kenya
Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Mt Kenya | Special Interest: Adventure
* based on 6 participants
Ready for some adventure? Touch the sky and climb Mount Kenya! Mount Kenya(5199 m) is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is becoming increasingly popular with mountaineers from all over the world. Reinhold Messner, the first man to climb
Mount Everest without oxygen, did much of his high altitude and ice training on Mt Kenya. The main central peaks, Batian and Nelion, requires rope and ice axes, and a certain degree of proficiency. Lenana is suitable for all climbers. The four main routes to the are; Narumoru, Sirimon and Timau tracks, they are on the western slopes; Chogoria is on the eastern slopes. One can take a circular route or use a different track on the return leg. Vegetation varies from dense forest and Bamboo jungle to gnarled hagenis trees draped with “old man’s beard”. There are also a lot of bird species.
The adventure almost begins! The first morning we will spend to sorting and organize the equipment for the mountain trek. Then we will drive to the Sirimon gate. We will have an easy 3 hours walk through the equatorial forest to Judmaier’s camp (3,300 m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.
Today we will ascend the Sirimon track till we reach the Likii North Valley. We will have camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Our dinner and overnight will be at Liki North camp in tents (3390 m).
This day we will climb out of the North Valley and go into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at the head of the Mackinder’s Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4300m).
Alpine ascent to the highest peak of Mt Kenya: Pt. Lenana – 4985 m! After this achievement, we will go en route up to the north face – little used by tourist. Four hours of still walking to the summit. Then we will descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp for a good night rest (4150 m).
The end of the adventure has come. We will descend to the Met station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and go back to the lodge. It’s time to say goodbye. You can be proud of yourself, you conquered Mount Kenya!
Price of the entire trip: $925 *with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!
Terms & conditions
Seasons for climbing Mt. Kenya
It has been generally accepted that our climbing seasons are from mid-December to mid- March and
from mid-June to the end of September. However, these traditional weather patterns seem to be the exception rather than the rule: the chances of encountering good weather on the mountain seem to be about equal throughout the year, so the timing of your safari is not as critical as once was.
Mountain climbing may be hazardous. Always take advice from your guide.
Please pack light and preferably; soft-sided bags. Here are some of our recommendations to bring on this trip: