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Speedy Ascent of Mount Kenya Trek

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Mountain Hiking

Take a mountain climbing safari to enjoy both nature and personal achievement of scaling the highest Africa peaks.

Tented Camp

Get a truly authentic Kenyan safari accommodating in the Tented Camp.

Walking Safari

Walking Safari gives you the opportunity to move at the pace of nature.

Straddling the equator, and an extinct volcano some 3.5 million years old, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The two highest jagged peaks, Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5189m), are permanently iced with snow and glaciers. This 3-day climb to reach the third-highest peak, Point Lenana (4985m), on the Naro Moru route provides the shortest and steepest way to the top and is the quickest going down. It takes the hiker through bamboo forests, alpine moors and mountain rainforests and above about 3300m you reach the land of the giants; giant heather, giant groundsel and giant lobelia. You hike up the Teleki Valley where there are spectacular views of the main peaks, and the goal is to reach Point Lenana in time to watch a breath-taking sunrise over this otherworldly and dramatic mountainous landscape on Kenya’s highest peak.

Itinerary

Nairobi - Naro Moru Route

(200 kms, 3 to 4 hours)

After breakfast, we depart Nairobi at 07:30 am, and drive north through Kikuyu-land and rich farmland, where coffee and pineapple plantations flourish in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. The road climbs gently and steadily to the market town of Naro Moru, which serves as the most straightforward base for our mountain trek and marks the entrance to the Mount Kenya National Park. After a picnic lunch we begin our trek from the park gate, and you leave the conifer plantations and occasional shambas behind as the path twists and climbs through shaggy forest into a zone of colossal bamboo. We hike as far as the Met Station (3048m), which takes 3-4hrs gaining an elevation of 600m, and this is where you spend the first night in bandas with bunk beds.

  • Overnight in Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation at Mountain lodge cabins
  • Lunch & dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.
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Hike Up Teleki Valley to Mackinder’s Camp

After an early start from the Met Station, we hike up into the Teleki Valley and the route crosses a boggy area, and up into another vegetation zone of giant heather. You follow the contours across the valley side and jump, or cross by stepping stones, over the snowmelt in the Naro Moru stream. Then the path follows a high ridge with the peaks of Batian and Nelion towering magnificently above. The day’s hike from the Met Station to Mackinder’s Camp (4100m)takes 5-6 hrs over a 1200m ascent and accommodation is in a cosy stone hut with bunk beds

  • Overnight in Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation at Mackinders Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.
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Ascend Mount Kenya - Nairobi

(200 kms, 3 to 4 hours)

A pre-dawn start is made to ensure a successful summit of Point Lenana (4985m) and in time for a clear view of Mount Kenya’s peaks before the clouds descend.We depart around 3am and the final trek takes 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes, allowing you to get to the summit by dawn for a fabulous view—in the right conditions, from northern Kenya on one side to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on the other.The descent doesn’t take long, and after congratulating yourself for the tremendous achievement of summiting Mount Kenya, we take a short break for breakfast back at Mackinder’s, and get all the way down to the Met Station and the park gate. Here you will meet our driver for the journey back to the Nairobi and will arrive in the early evening.

  • No accommodation included
  • Breakfast and lunch included, but not dinner
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.
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Prices and Seasons

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2021

USD 950 per person

USD 635 per person

USD 585 per person

USD 535 per person

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

USD 825 per person

USD 850 per person

USD 525 per person

USD 505 per person

Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2021

USD 985 per person

USD 655 per person

USD 605 per person

USD 585 per person

Nov 1, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

USD 950 per person

USD 635 per person

USD 585 per person

USD 535 per person

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2022

USD 950 per person

USD 635 per person

USD 585 per person

USD 535 per person

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2022

USD 825 per person

USD 850 per person

USD 525 per person

USD 505 per person

Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2022

USD 985 per person

USD 655 per person

USD 605 per person

USD 585 per person

Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2022

USD 950 per person

USD 635 per person

USD 585 per person

USD 535 per person

Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

USD 985 per person

USD 655 per person

USD 605 per person

USD 585 per person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. Children below 3 years are free of Charge, children between 3 and 12 years will pay 75% of the adult rate.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What's Included


  • All transfers
  • All accommodations during the trekking tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Transport to and from Nairobi in comfortable Safari Vehicle
  • English speaking tour guides/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and entry fees
  • Personalized private service

What's Not Included


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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