Rating in Kenya
$ 1975

Mt Kenya Ascent

Climbing & Mountaineering
Climbing & Mountaineering
min $ 1975
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Mount Kenya, Nairobi
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1975
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Climb Africa's second highest mountain
At a glance
1 night basic lodge, en suite, 4 nights full service camping
Climb Africa's second highest mountain
The majestic triple peaks of Mt Kenya are a sight to behold. Following less used routes, we use the Burguret Route and Sirimon Trail to ascend and descend, passing spectacular alpine moorland, forests, glaciers and tarns. Our goal is Point Lenana, at 4985m, the second highest trekking peak in Africa. Snow-capped for much of the year, it is arguably a more beautiful mountain than neighbouring Kilimanjaro. We add an acclimatisation day to the trek as we pass the technical peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m).
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 3 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 4 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 5 23.0km/14.3miles
Day 6 9.0km/5.6miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 12.8km/7.9miles walking per day
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain


Day 1
Start Nairobi; transfer to Mountain Rock Lodge (1950m); acclimatisation walk to Mau Mau Caves.

Day 2
Begin trek to Giant Bamboo Camp (2600m).

Day 3
Ascend to Highland Castle Camp (3700m).

Day 4
Scenic summit circuit to Shipton's Camp (4236m).

Day 5
Final ascent to Point Lenana (4985m); descend to Shipton's Camp (4236m).

Day 6
Descend; drive to Nairobi; end.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 3 and 12 in size, with an average of 10 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance


Accommodation details
Camping & Lodge
1 night basic lodge, en suite, 4 nights full service camping.
You will spend 1 night in a basic lodge and 4nights full-service camping with a private toilet tent. You will only carry your day pack while trekking and local staff will take care of camping chores. Limited single accommodation is available and we can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip.

Single supplement available from GBP100 (includes tent)

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Thu 13 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,705
Sat 18 Feb 17 - Thu 23 Feb 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,705
Sat 29 Jul 17 - Thu 03 Aug 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,705
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Thu 19 Oct 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,705
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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