- Transport from Nairobi to Arusha and back in a Shuttle
- Transport from Nairobi to the MT road head and back to Nairobi
- Accommodation before and after the climb in Nairobi, double occupancy
- All park entrance fees
- Fresh food while in the mountain plus all catering equipment
- Trekking guide, a cook and porters to carry the provisions
- Accommodation on the mountain in the huts or in comfortable tents where applicable
- Technical climbing guide with all his climbing gear. You will need to bring your own harness, belay device and a helmet. All other gear will be provided.
- Emergency rescue services (by road only)
Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest on the African continent after Mt Kilimanjaro. Mt Kenya was originally higher than Kilimanjaro before it erupted, blew out the crater, and later became an extinct volcano. There are three main peaks - Batian, Nelion, and Lenana. Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m) are only accessible through technical rock climbing, while Lenana (4985m) is considered the trekkers' peak. Mt Kenya is located in the Mt Kenya National Park and you will hike across the Equator during our trek. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
This trek is remarkably different than that of Kilimanjaro. It tends to be more misty and wet creating a mysterious feel. We will see fantastic flora such as giant lobelias and senecias, and we may have the opportunity to see animials such as the adorable rock hyrax, jackals, and Colubus monkeys. We will sleep in the dormitory style huts in the park.
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Sept 18 – Transfer from Arusha to Nairobi
Sept 19 - Day 1 - Drive from Nairobi Naromoru, stop briefly at our office to check your gear and meet with the trekking guide then proceed on to the Mount Kenya National Park Gate (2,650mts), have lunch then begin the trek on the Sirimon route. The hike for 9kms/3hrs from the gate to Old Moses camp (3,300m) starts in lush forests and ends in moorland. Stay in the hut for overnight.
Sept 20 - Day 2 - After breakfast start the hike for 3 to 4hrs to Shiptons Camp where you will pass through Sendeiyo/Tereri being the highest points (4,600mts) then descend down to Shipton (4,200 mts) for overnight.
Sept 21 - Day 3 - After breakfast hike for 4hrs to Pt. Lenana Lenana (4,985mts) gaining an ascent of 385 ms; the highlight being the watching of African sunrise and if it’s clear enough having a view of MT Kilimanjaro. After taking photographs, descend down for 2hrs to Top Hut lunch and overnight. you will also meet the climbing guide at this point.
Sept 22 - Day 4 - After breakfast carry packed lunch for Summit attempt of Batian (17,058ft) via North face standard route. You will need to carry ice axe, crampons, and a sleeping bag. If the climbing pace and the weather is okey, we may climb Batian and descend down to Top Hut for the night.
Sept 23 - Day 5 - We have built in an extra day for the summit attempt, but if you make to climb on day 4, then you will descend to Mintos camp for overnight.
Sept 24 - Day 6 - Have an early breakfast and After enjoying the surrounding
views, it's time to pack up and begin the hike out via the Chogoria route.
Our goal of the trek today is to reach the Mt. Kenya bandas, small cabins where we stay the night and enjoy the simple pleasure of a shower before our last day
in the park. Today's hike is about 18 kilometers in 5-8 hours.
Sept 25 - Day 7 - Hike to the Chogoria gate and drive back to Nairobi
arriving late in the afternoon.
Sept 26 – Day 8 – Transfer back from Nairobi to Arusha. Schedule int’l evening flight from Arusha.