Designed for those who have a minimum amount of time and who want to reach the third highest peak Pt. Lenana. This challenging, non technical ascent can be made by any healthy person.
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Our safaris to Mt. Kenya cover a broad spectrum of possibilities. We have designed many new itineraries to meet a variety of demands from all types of individuals. We cater to the needs of a range of visitors, from the nature admirer who simply wants to have a leisurely day at the foot of the Mt. Kenya at the lodge or a day hike to explore the unique lower forest of the Mt. Kenya slopes – hoping to have a glimpse of the summits. To the more ambitious, who wishes to summit Pt. Lenana, we feel that the suggested itineraries offer the best value. However, because the mountain is so large and offers such a diversity of trekking and climbing routes, should there be a need for a special itinerary that you require, please let us know and we will assist you in every way. We will be only too glad to tailor make the itinerary suited to you.
MT KENYA (LENANA)
4,985 / 16,355ft
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 m), Nelion (5,188m) & Point Lenana (4,985m). Most trekkers only climb to Point Lenana due to the technical climbing approach required for Nelion & Batian. The mountain was designated as a UNESCO. World Heritage Site in 1997 and receives over 15,000 visitors annually
We offer 3 of the most common routes including an exciting peak circuit and technical climbing on Mt. Kenya:
- Sirimon route
- Naro Moru Route
- Half Peak Circuit
- Peak Circuit
- Technical climbs to Batian & Nelion
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leaders/ guides who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as per the proposed itinerary, however as this is an adventure travel, the itinerary will be subject to external factors. Weather conditions and health conditions of members of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to the itinerary, but please be prepared to be flexible when and if it is necessary.
We always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Nairobi before/after your trek which would ensure you have adequate time even if your trip delays. If everything runs smoothly as per the plan, you can use these days for additional activities like city tours, visit to the national parks, white water rafting e.t.c according to your interest.
Trip Cost Includes: Park entrance fees Guides and porters Hut fees All meals on the Mountain on Full board basis Luxury shuttle to/ from Nairobi On completion, a successful climb certificate.
Trip Cost Excludes: Tips to guide & porters Mountain Equipment Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls, insurance International flights, visas &airport taxes (if applicable) Travel and rescue insurance (although we can help you find a mountain rescue insurer), trip extention.
SEASONS FOR CLIMBING MT. KENYA
It has been generally accepted that our climbing seasons are from mid-December to mind- 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.
Our profesional local guides provide quality service on all our safaris.
All meals for the treks is either fresh or tinned. The porters and guides are trained in cookery and service.
Mountain climbing may be hazardous. Always take advice from your guide.