8 Days Mount Kenya

ARRIVAL

You'll be picked from the airport (or hotel). Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8

Nairobi/Nanyuki

Depart Nairobi mid morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.

Old Moses Camp

After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After Check-in start hiking through the Rain Forest for 9 km to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and overnight.

Shipton Camp

Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Point Lenana- Chogoria

Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite. Dinner and overnight.

Chogoria/Nairobi

After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some disance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.

North face standard route of Batian

The route begins from Kami Hut taking the trail leading to point Lenana where most trekkers end their climb. The best time to climb is from July to September when it takes around 10 hours to hike the 1,100m slope grade IV. A lot of climbers have climbed individually though you will need an ice hammer and crampons to go across the gates of mist path. Great care should be taken when passing through the Lewis glacier and scrambling to the base. The route has some distinctive climbing ropes, which are used as route markers.

South East Face Nelion Route

This route is mostly used between January and March a season it is rated graded IV. It begins from Austrian Hut to the Nelion peak then crossing the Diamond couloirs and to the gates of Mist point Batian. The 700m ascent takes approximately 6 hours.

Ice routes

The most used ice routes on the mountain are Ice Window and Diamond Colouir. The two ascents are approached from Two Tarn Hut and American Camp. The best season to climb is from June to October though the weather has become so unpredictable of late due to climate change. We recommend that you contact us for an update on weather conditions before your hike.

END TOUR

You'll be picked from the airport (or hotel). Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

INCLUSIONS

  • Included
  • Excluded
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
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