Overview

Join us for guided climbs of the trekking peak Point Lenana on Mount Kenya using a variety of routes.

Expect quite a lot of wildlife and lots of secluded trails with bizarre flora and fauna (including the rock hyrax), and the classic snow covered technical peaks of Batian and Nelion as the perfect back drop. Point Lenana is a walk, no technical climbing on this route, but there are some ropes attached to the rocks to help you on the last few hundred metres. 

5 Nights 6 Days 02 Jun, 03 Jun, 04 Jun, and more Nairobi, Nairobi County
Itinerary

DAY 1: NAIROBI – NANYUKI.

Pick up from airport or Nairobi hotel, meet the guide for briefing and catch a shuttle from Nairobi to Nanyuki via Thika Town and Karatina market. Arrive at Mt.Kenya region hotel in time for lunch. With your Guide check the climbing gears and spend the evening acclimatizing. Dinner and overnight at Simbas lodge.

DAY 2: NANYUKI – OLD MOSES {JUDMIER CAMP}.

– Hiking distance – 9 Kms
– Hiking Hours 3-4 hours
– Meters above sea Level 3300M

After breakfast leave the hotel and be transferred to sirimon gate to start hiking, here its 2440m above sea level. From the gate you will follow the track as it wind uphill through the forest. You will arrive at Judmier camp late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: JUDMIER CAMP – SHIHTON CAMP.

– Hiking distance – 14 Kms
– Hiking Hours 6-7 hours
– Meters above sea Level 4200M

Breakfast at the camp, then with your guide, porters & cook embark on 14kms hiking, you will cross Ontulili River and Liki North, continue uphill to Mackinder Valley for panoramic view. Take Photos and continue to Shiptons Camp for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: SHIPTONS CAMP.

This day guided by the guide you will walk to acclimatize for the peak, walk to Kami Huts and down to Houseberg lakes then return to Shiptons camp for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: SHIPTONS CAMP – POINT LENANA – MT.MERU BANDAS.

– Hiking distance – 14 Kms
– Hiking Hours 6 hours
– Meters above sea Level up 4985m & down 2950m

Start hiking by 0300am for 3 hours up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff to point lenana, by 0630am be at the peak first to witness the sunrise. After descend for 2 hours to Mintos Huts for breakfast. Relax a bit and descend further to Mount Meru Bandas 2950m for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: MT. MERU BANDAS – CHOGORIA GATE – NAIROBI.

– Hiking distance – 15 Kms
– Hiking Hours 2 hours

Breakfast at the bandas then descend to Chogoria Gate where a 4×4 vehicle will meet you for a Transfer to Chogoria Town. Say bye bye to the Porters and Cook, with your guide catch a shuttle and return back to Nairobi. Drop off airport or Nairobi Hotel for the safari.
 

Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest mountain at 5,199m forms part of the central highlands and is a very complex mountain. It has more than one peak, many rock spires and summits. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Nelion and Lenana) only Point Lenana can be reached by trekkers, the other two being only for technical climbers.

Although Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid-March until June and from late October to the end of December. After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphor's, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more, up through open moorland before reaching the moonscape of the higher slopes. The forest are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moorlands offering along list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant.

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Guaranteed trek on Confirmation.
  • Transfer to/from the base of the Mountain with PSV.
  • Full board accommodation on the mentioned camps.
  • All Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • Services of Knowledgeable English Speaking Guide, Porter and Cook.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Hiking/Climbing gears
  • Item of Personal Nature.
  • Tips to the crew.
  • Any extra not mentioned in the above itinerary.
Pickup point
Directions.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya View on Map