Second highest peak in Africa
An exciting pre-climb to Mt Kilimanjaro or an adventure on its own
Features a smorgasbord of African culture and scenery
Located in central Kenya, just south of the equator, around 150 km (95 miles) north-northeast of Nairobi, Mt Kenya is an extinct volcano with jagged peaks rising to 5,199m. It has three main peaks; Batian, Nelion, and Lenana Peak. Batian and Nelion are permanently iced with snow and small glaciers, and Lenana Peak is a straightforward trekking route. We offer technical guided ascents on the high peaks of Batian or Nelion and a trek on Lenana Peak.
The peaks deliver lively contrast to the equatorial terrain on the approach. To take advantage of conditions, we climb Batian in June and Nelion in December and January. Trekking to Lenana Peak is offered as part of both departures.
The journey through the forest and moorland is for many the highlight of the Mt Kenya Expedition. Here you will be intrigued by the exotic equatorial flora and transition zones from wetland to heather and alpine zones. We intentionally traverse the National Park on our trek to and away from the mountain, to ensure new terrain each day with the ascent of Mt Kenya being the geographical highlight in the middle of the journey.
This expedition features a smorgasbord of African culture and scenery, providing a fabulous excuse to visit this wild continent.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Adventureconsultants