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Climbing Adventures

Mt. Kenya

Africa's second highest peak is regarded as the realm of Ngai, God of the local Kikuyu people. They call the mountain Kirinyaga, or place of light. At 5,199 metres, its ragged series of peaks dominate the Central Kenyan highlands, north of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi and straddling the equator.

The summit is actually twin summits, a pair of rocky snow-capped peaks, Batian 5,199m and Nelion 5,188m. These peaks with their ice caps and glaciers are only accessible to technical mountaineers, whilst Point Lenana, 4,985m is accessible to trekkers.

Mt Kenya is heavily forested, and its ecological diversity is one of its primary attractions. A variety of plant life grows on the slopes, including cedar, bamboo and camphor, while elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard roam the surrounding areas.

Below is a sample itinerary. All our Adventures can be customized to make your real life adventure dream come true! Contact us now to find out more!

Mt. Kenya - Sirimon Route

Day 1: Nanyuki
Leave Nairobi airport by private transportation and accompanied by our mountain guide. Overnight at a hotel in Nanyuki. 

Day 2: Old Moses (3300m)
Transfer from your Nanyuki hotel after breakfast to the Sirimon gate where the climbing starts. Walk through the rain forest for 9 kms (5 hours walk) to the first mountain hut - Old Moses (3,300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Shipton Hut (4200m)
After breakfast in Old Moses, continue climbing through Mackinders Valley to the second hut, Shipton Hut (4,200m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Old Moses (3300m)
Early in the morning, we climb to Point Lenana (4985m). On a very clear day, we should be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro in the South, Mount Elgon on the West and Indian Ocean to the east. We descend to Shipton Hut for main breakfast and soon after, and descend to Old Moses for the night.

Day 5: Nairobi
After breakfast, leave Old Moses and head towards park gate.  Take transport to Nairobi where you will stay the night.